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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Episode 28: WorkHound and the Importance of Employee Happiness How to Start a Business, Staffing & Hiring, Success Stories
Max Farrell and Andrew Kirpalani talk about starting WorkHound and the lessons they learned along the way.
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Finding small business success in DSM depends on collaboration and experienced experts.
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Understanding the Changing of Ownership in Existing Small Businesses Finance, Banking & Capital, How to Start a Business
Entrepreneurs find value in existing small businesses, according to the Small Business Administration.
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Checklist for How to Start a Business How to Start a Business
Not sure where to start with launching your business? Start here.
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Workplace Wellness Resources How to Start a Business
Download easy-to-use toolkits and other resources to support employee workplace wellness.
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Overcoming the Challenges: ScoreYard Startup Success How to Start a Business, Success Stories
Des Moines small business owner discusses startup challenges and how he overcomes them.
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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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Executive summaries and market analysis are essential elements of strong business plans.
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Mentor Impact on Small Businesses How to Start a Business
Business owners agree that mentors play a significant role on their small businesses.
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Incorporating or forming an LLC can lead to larger contracts and capital opportunities.
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Financial Model Seminar Finance, Banking & Capital, How to Start a Business
Learn how to determine the amount of capital you will need and when your company will become profitable.
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Assess marketing options and evaluate inventory to ready your small business for summer.
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Female Small Business Owners Find Support and Success in DSM USA How to Start a Business, Success Stories
Services grow for female business owners looking to start a business or expand one.
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A franchise has a high rate of success and is a way to start your own small business.
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After the holiday season, reboot your small business with these simple tips for success.
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When making a commercial real estate decision, identify the right questions to find your future location.
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Learn How to Create a Web Presence for Your Small Business How to Start a Business, Marketing & Sales
A website and social media presence are vital to marketing your small business online.
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