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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Crafting Your Elevator Pitch Marketing & Sales
Mackenzie Ryan Walters shares how storytelling turns into sales and reveals how to create the perfect pitch.
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Pivoting for Success for DSM Forward Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Three Greater Des Moines (DSM) small business owners talk pivoting during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Happy Medium Marketing Strategies for DSM Businesses Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Adam Gowen and Courtney Shaw discuss how businesses can adapt their marketing strategies and foster success.
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Kinseyco Digital Marketing Strategy for COVID-19 Additional Resources, IT & Data, Marketing & Sales
Kinseyco lays out five steps for strategic digital marketing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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One World Supplies Small Business and Startup Stories How to Start a Business, Marketing & Sales, Success Stories
Sul Huq describes his journey as an entrepreneur and the growth of DSM-startup One World Supplies.
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Creativity and Innovation DSM Employment Ready Podcast Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales, Staffing & Hiring
Learn ways to prepare for the future world of work using creativity and innovation in business.
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Tips for Making the Most of the COVID-19 Crisis Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Sally Cooper Smith explains how create customer loyalty and strengthen your brand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Top Ways to Thrive During Economic Uncertainty Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital, Marketing & Sales
Courtney DeRonde outlines the top five ways to manage times of crisis during economic uncertainty.
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Dave Meyer shares how to create and organize your channel, produce videos and use YouTube Live.
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Reaching Customers Online Through Google IT & Data, Marketing & Sales
Use Google tools and resources to reach customers, appear in search results and advertise online.
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Driving Business Growth with Data IT & Data, Marketing & Sales
Learn how to drive growth in your business using Google Analytics data to bring about results and leads.
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Marketing Experts Webinar for DSM Forward Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Drew McLellan of McLellan Marketing Group in Greater Des Moines (DSM) discusses marketing during the pandemic.
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Productivity and Engagement Tips During COVID-19 Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Doextra CRM Solutions account executives offer tips for increasing productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Successfully Manage a Remote Sales Team Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Benjamin Remp provides sales philosophies for managing a remote sales team during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Building an Effective Sales Process During COVID-19 Additional Resources, IT & Data, Marketing & Sales
Andy Snook describes the importance of developing process maps for your business team.
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The Multiplier Effect of DSM Local Businesses Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Greater Des Moines (DSM) small businesses recirculate profit locally, creating a big impact on the region.
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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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WINPRO's Affiliate Marketing Strategy Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Bill Bernardo offers affiliate marketing advice and lessons learned from WINPRO.
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DSM Businesses Selling Virtually on Social Media Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Greater Des Moines (DSM) business owners Liz Lidgett and Becky Pospisal share ideas for selling online.
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Flynn Wright Tips for Email Marketing During Sensitive Times Additional Resources, Marketing & Sales
Jeff White shares Flynn Wright's tips for email marketing and staying connected during 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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Kaylee Williams provides an inside look at how VolunteerLocal executes marketing and closes the sale.
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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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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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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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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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Harley Davidson Motor Company Story How to Start a Business, Marketing & Sales
Ken Schmidt explains how Harley Davidson built its customer base and created a loyal corporate culture.
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Write Once, Use Twice (or more!) Marketing & Sales, Success Stories
Sally Cooper Smith discusses repurposing marketing content.
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Dave Makin and Jay Casmirri discuss cost-effective marketing tools.
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Hyper Local Hype: The Rise of the Nano Influencer Marketing & Sales, Success Stories
Whitney Warne discusses hyperlocal influencer marketing at the Small Business Success Summit.
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Tom Hudson, Crossroads Shooting Sports General Manager, discusses small business marketing tactics.
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Learn how your organization can stay up-to-date on Google, Facebook, and other digital marketing trends that impact your marketing.
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Commitment and discipline are essential for small businesses to execute effective strategies for self-promotion.
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Top Five Tips for Great Websites IT & Data, Marketing & Sales
Uncover five tips and changes for small business owners to consider for their websites.
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Learn how to monitor your small business brand online through reviews and social media.
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AgriSync Founder discusses leveraging word-of-mouth and accelerating sales through channel management.
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Learn more about the price of customer acquisition costs for startup business owners.
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Apps help small businesses gather data, increase workflow and manage operational tasks.
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Fastpath founder discusses the anatomy of a remote sales call and how it will lead to success.
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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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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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Understanding intellect and emotion as motivators is key to finding success and increasing sales.
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Connie Anderson explains how startups create growth by finding their sweet spot customer.
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Tiffany Tokarz explains marketing and sales tips to increase small business success.
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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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FunnelWise Vice President discusses accelerating sales through sales funnel management.
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DSM USA experts talk social media marketing strategy for small businesses and startups.
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McLellan Marketing Group CEO speaks on crafting marketing messages for customers.
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