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 Hub is here to help. For more information, contact The Partnership’s small business and startup experts.

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Ambassador Terry Branstad shares the challenges he's faced and lessons that can be applied to COVID-19.
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DMU President Dr. Angela Franklin discusses challenges and lessons that can be applied to COVID-19.
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Greater Des Moines Partnership CEO Jay Byers discusses challenges and lessons that can be applied to COVID-19.
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Retired Principal CEO Larry Zimpleman discusses challenges and lessons that can be applied to COVID-19.
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Communicating with Customers During and After COVID-19 Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Torey Maerz shares the best ways to communicate during and after the pandemic, including social media tools.
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Rocket Referrals Solicits Feedback Through Net Promoter Systems Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Torey Maerz discusses Net Promoter Systems, including the key reasons marketers find them advantageous.
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Key Strategic Behaviors Tied to COVID-19 Webinar Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Shannon Welch shares information concerning the six key stages businesses will go through in a crisis like COVID-19.
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Iowa Economic Development Authority COVID-19 Response Accounting & Taxes, Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital, Legal
IEDA works with a number of other organizations on developing relief programs for small businesses.
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Focusing on What You're Leaving Behind During COVID-19 Additional Resources, Success Stories
Jann E. Freed outlines what leaders should be focusin on, from transparency to reflection and introspection.
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Breaking Down Options for DSM Small Businesses Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
The Greater Des Moines Partnership breaks down the CARES Act and its options for small businesses.
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DSM Small Businesses Pivot to Deal with COVID-19 Crisis Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Christina Moffatt shares how Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses are changing course during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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COVID-19 Resources for DSM Businesses and Individuals Accounting & Taxes, Additional Resources
Beth Coonan and Amy Johnson share recent blogs offering insight related to COVID-19's impact on Greater Des Moines (DSM).
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How to Manage Company Remotely Additional Resources, How to Start a Business, Marketing & Sales, Success Stories
Lana Fox discusses sales and communication tools for managing ClinicNote remotely.
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Top Podcast for DSM Small Businesses and Startups Additional Resources, How to Start a Business, Success Stories
Learn from a Greater Des Moines (DSM) entrepreneur through the top downloaded Startup Stories DSM podcast.
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Sanjita Pradhan explains how the way you manage your business through crisis sets the tone for your brand.
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COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits Update Additional Resources, Legal
Iowa Workforce Development's Ryan West offers a look into unemployment benefits during COVID-19.
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Find Free Cybersecurity Resources Additional Resources, IT & Data
Kara Hoogensen gives tips on where businesses can find free cybersecurity resources.
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Handling Contracts Written Prior to COVID-19 Additional Resources, Legal
Corrin Hatala and Laura Wasson of Davis Brown Law Firm discuss contract obligations for businesses.
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Comunity Foundation Activates Disaster Recovery Fund Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines works to meet the demands of the DSM community.
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Tips and Fundamentals of Successful Virtual Conferences Additional Resources, Events & Networking, IT & Data
Mike Colwell explains keeping your audience engaged through focus on technical, presentation and speakers.
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Remote Selling Virutal Event Suggests Tips, Tools for Success Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Mike Colwell outlines the Remote Selling event with Andy Snook, hosted by the Greater Des Moines Partnership.
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Greater Des Moines (DSM) Boards of Directors can utilize Zoom, Slack and Microsoft ToDO during COVID-19.
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Top Podcasts for DSM Small Businesses and Startups Additional Resources, Success Stories
Learn from Greater Des Moines (DSM) entrepreneurs through the top downloaded Startup Stories DSM podcasts.
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Read five tips on how to respond accurately during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Tips for Inclusivity and Equity During COVID-19 Telework Additional Resources, Staffing & Hiring
Claudia Schabel shares tips for working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mike Colwell explains the benefits of Zoom for video conferencing and webinars during COVID-19.
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U.S. SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Now Available in Iowa Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Small businesses in Iowa are now eligible for disaster loan assistance related to business loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Working at Home During COVID-19 Pandemic Additional Resources, Events & Networking, Marketing & Sales
EventBank's Eric L. Schmidt explains how Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses can adapt to work at home.
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Work-From-Home Tips for Businesses Practicing Social Distancing Additional Resources, Events & Networking
A long-time Work-From-Home professional in Greater Des Moines (DSM) gives 10 tips for successful teleworking.
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Christina Moffatt shares considerations and advise for pivoting your business during COVID-19.
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Den Bishop discusses flattening the curve, social distancing and the new Coronavirus vocabulary.
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Eric Lohmeier describes business leaders embracing economic/fiscal stimulus specific to companies and industries.
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Read through tips for planning and preparing your business for possible COVID-19 impact.
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Jackie Rolow explains what SHAZAM is doing in Greater Des Moines (DSM) to attract and retain top talent.
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Untapped Talent Event in DSM Highlights Importance of Diversity Additional Resources, Staffing & Hiring
The first of six Untapped Talent events highlights the importance of diversity and inclusion in hiring.
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Creating a Henna Business in DSM USA Additional Resources, Success Stories
Maggie Goldhammer explains how she got her start in henna design and why she loves doing business in DSM USA.
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Sally Cooper Smith discusses eight business tips she learned from an aspiring bull rider.
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Jay Byers explains how Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses can attract, hire and retain veterans.
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Commitment and discipline are essential for small businesses to execute effective strategies for self-promotion.
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Greater Des Moines (DSM) companies can invest in their employees with the 5-2-1-0 in the Workplace program.
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Startups Thrive with the Right Mentors Additional Resources, Events & Networking
Accelerate startup growth through networking and connecting with potential mentors.
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Look for customizable marketing materials and adjust store hours accordingly to prepare.
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Diversity in mentoring and an ability to empathize are a few of the key steps to mentoring success.
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Disaster Recovery for Small Businesses Additional Resources, How to Start a Business, IT & Data
Learn how to outline the necessary steps to ensure you and your organization are at the ready before, during and after disaster strikes.
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Small Business First Steps: How to Protect Your Business Name Additional Resources, How to Start a Business
Protecting your small business name should be a top priority. Learn how.
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Look Local First in DSM Additional Resources, How to Start a Business
Learn how to support local startups and small businesses within the DSM USA community.
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Find Success in Growing Retail Through Events and Collaboration Additional Resources, Events & Networking, Marketing & Sales
Art Terrarium holds several Downtown DSM events each month to give customers a fun retail experience.
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The culture of your company will help you stay competitive and promote loyal employees.
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Will Schneller discusses winning a $1.49M grant and the benefits of working at Mainframe Studios.
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The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOSĀ®) combines timeless principles with real-world tools.
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Guide to Optimizing Your Online Presence Additional Resources, IT & Data, Marketing & Sales
Have you optimized your online presence? Learn to do so effectively with this quick how-to.
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