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.

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.

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Learn how to prevent, detect and respond to health risks at meetings and events during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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BKD Nonprofit Leadership Series in Greater Des Moines (DSM) Additional Resources, Events & Networking
Nick Callison shares the BKD CPAs & Advisors event lineup for the Des Moines Nonprofit Leadership Series in 2020.
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Supporting Live Music Amid COVID-19 with DSM Startup HomeDitty Additional Resources, Events & Networking, Marketing & Sales
Katie Byers explains ways to support local artists through virtual house concerts with HomeDitty.
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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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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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Research partners guide small businesses to success through mentoring and training.
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Discover five surprisingly simple, easy-to-remember steps for highly effective self-promotion in this Top Five Series.
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Episode 27: Monetery Recap and Workplace Culture with Ben Milne Events & Networking, Finance, Banking & Capital, Success Stories
Ben Milne, Founder of Dwolla, discusses the success of the company's new event, Monetery, and the importance of creating an inclusive workplace.
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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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LenderClose and the Importance of Building Your Network Events & Networking, Success Stories
LenderClose Founder and CEO, Omar Jordan, discusses the importance of networking when starting a business.
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Time is Money: How Networking is Worth Its Weight in Gold Events & Networking, Finance, Banking & Capital
By today's standards, time is money - manage it well and it will lead to profit. Networking is the key to maximizing each second.
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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 Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOSĀ®) combines timeless principles with real-world tools.
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Learn how to break out of any business rut at the 2019 Central Iowa Business Conference in DSM USA.
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Attendees will learn business strategies and how to effectively pitch financials to investors.
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Small Business Success Summit Events & Networking
Network, establish strategic partnerships and hear from renowned industry leaders at the premier business conference in the Midwest!
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First Fridays is for aspiring entrepreneurs and people of Greater Des Moines (DSM) to hear from business owners shaping our community.
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We all know that breakfast fuels your body, but what if it could fuel your business? Network with other business leaders over a delicious breakfast.
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Eat, drink, and play along the beautiful Riverwalk Downtown beneath the summer comfort of The Canopy at the Brenton Skating Plaza.
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Raising Capital Seminar Events & Networking, Finance, Banking & Capital
Learn how to successfully secure equity funding for your startup business' growth from Greater Des Moines (DSM) experts.
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