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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Learn more about small business and startup resources available through The Partnership, as well as events and news to help grow your business.

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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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