Small Business Resources

The Greater Des Moines Partnership offers the tools you need to help grow your small business or startup. From online resources on topics like how to start a business, finance, banking and capital, marketing, hiring and events for small business, the Small Business Resources Hub is here to help. The Partnership also offers the following services and additional resources for small businesses:

For more information, contact The Partnership’s small business and startup experts. 

Small Business Resources Newsletter

Learn more about small business and startup resources available through The Partnership, as well as events and news to help grow your business. Sign up for the Small Business Resources Newsletter.

Startup Stories DSM Podcast

Get inspired by listening to success stories from local small businesses and startups on the Startup Stories DSM podcast series.

 

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Joseph Benesh explains how having too many meetings can impact productivity significantly.
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The Employer Roadmap helps business owners and leadership support working parents and their childcare needs.
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BrokerTech Ventures created an experience for BTV Mania guests that allowed for a productive business week.
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Keeping an objective mindset and learning how to respond to negative feedback is crucial to finding solutions.
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The Build My Future event was sponsored by the Iowa Skilled Trades Association and HBA of Greater Des Moines.
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Great Resignation Silver Lining Additional Resources, Staffing & Hiring
Travis Shelton of Meaning Over Money explains the silver lining of the Great Resignation phenomenon.
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Learn how businesses can be proactive in hiring and finding talented employees for their organizations.
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If you're a minority entrepreneur in Greater Des Moines (DSM), take the survey to boost DEI efforts in the region.
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Scale DSM Q+A - Bernard Johnson Events & Networking, How to Start a Business
Bernard Johnson answers questions about the Scale DSM Minority Business Accelerator.
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Opportunities for Small Business Owners in DSM Events & Networking, How to Start a Business, Marketing & Sales
Learn about volunteering with SCORE and taking advantage of local business classes at DMACC.
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2022 Scale DSM Minority Business Accelerator Applications Open Accounting & Taxes, Events & Networking, Finance, Banking & Capital, Marketing & Sales
Apply now for the inaugural cohort of the Scale DSM Minority Business Accelerator.
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Complications with Complex Systems Additional Resources
Learn how to address complications while keeping your business strategy on a linear path.
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Top Five Tips to Retain and Attract Top Talent Events & Networking, Staffing & Hiring
Consultant Ronee Andersen shares five tips for small businesses looking to attract and retain top employees.
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2022 PI515 Girls' Entrepreneurship Summit Ceremony Additional Resources, Events & Networking
Learn more about empowering female entrepreneurs in Iowa through the Girls' Entrepreneurship Summit.
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Sevelyn - Mental Wellbeing for Latinos How to Start a Business, Success Stories
Carlos Arguello discusses growing up with an interest in entrepreneurship and creating Sevelyn.
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Hear about employment trends, long-term impacts on the workforce and salaries in Greater Des Moines (DSM).
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Shortcuts may create missed opportunities, failing to challenge our way of thinking.
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Attend a Launch Party to celebrate the addition of Cloud Managed Services at Zirous.
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Focusing on employee wellness helps Nyemaster Goode employees reap rewards for the business and themselves.
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Learn why small businesses profit and grow by focusing on the ideal client or target customer.
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In a recent webinar, panelists offered insight into hiring Afghanistan refugees in Iowa.
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The Technology Association of Iowa looks forward to welcoming more than 600 technology leaders to the region.
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Trip attendees and elected officials will use the Federal Policy Agenda to advocate for regional priorities.
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Meta Boost in Greater Des Moines (DSM) Events & Networking, Marketing & Sales
Learn tips and tricks for building your online presence and engaging with the Greater Des Moines (DSM) community.
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2022 Small Business Success Summit Keynote Takeaways Accounting & Taxes, Additional Resources, Events & Networking, Finance, Banking & Capital, How to Start a Business, IT & Data, Legal, Marketing & Sales, Staffing & Hiring, Success Stories, Succession Planning
Nick Sarillo and Dima Ghawi offered advice to small business owners during the 2022 Small Business Success Summit.
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What Business Owners Need to Know When You Don't Have HR Events & Networking, Staffing & Hiring
Learn about hiring employees aligning HR with your overall business strategy at this Top Five event.
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Drew Harden, president of Blue Compass, shares the importance of celebrating Employee Appreciation Day, every day.
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Leaders can learn how to develop nuanced ideas when searching for solutions in untapped ways.
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Tips for Starting a Small Business in Greater Des Moines (DSM) How to Start a Business, Success Stories
Sophia S. Ahmad shares how she utilized Partnership resources when founding her own business.
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Hear about how the Iowa Business Council works to promote employment opportunities and student development.
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Different experts with unique training working together can lead to multiple avenues for new solutions.
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Learn about volunteering with SCORE and taking advantage of local business classes at DMACC.
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Apply to Red Rock StartUP! by March 9, 2022 Events & Networking, Finance, Banking & Capital
Complete the online entry form or submit a four-minute video pitching your business.
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Patterns should be established from relevant and informed sources to ensure data is accurate for your client.
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Financial Coach Travis Shelton explains how continuing to move towards success can eventually get you there.
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Anne McMahon's role at BioConnect Iowa allows her to help startups develop and research bioscience tech solutions.
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Top Five Ways to Achieve Personal and Business Financial Goals Accounting & Taxes, How to Start a Business, Staffing & Hiring, Succession Planning
The Entrepreneurial EquationT helps educate business owners on strategies for building and running a business.
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The DSM USA Organizational Equity Practices Assessment is open to regional employers.
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The Iowa Founder Survey focuses on fundraising, working at and operating a startup in Iowa.
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Tracking Your Small Business Finances in 2022 Events & Networking, Finance, Banking & Capital, How to Start a Business
Iowa Center for Economic Success will help your small business be "always ready."
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Learn how businesses can be proactive in hiring international talent and encourage immigration reform.
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