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Grow Your Business Here

Entrepreneurship happens in Greater Des Moines (DSM). As you are looking to start or grow your small business, these resources from the Greater Des Moines Partnership can support your path. Find a multitude of resources for your business, including stories on fellow local entrepreneurs, podcast episodes and upcoming events for small business owners and startups. Learn from fellow DSM entrepreneurs on what has worked for their businesses and create a master plan of your own to take your business to the next level.  

 Startup Iowa Hot List  Small Business Newsletter

Podcast Episodes Entrepreneurship Events

Resources for Entrepreneurs 

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 Small Business Resources Hub is here to help. Additional resources, including a new resource navigation tool and a business intake form will be unveiled in the upcoming months. Tap into these additional services and resources for small businesses and sign up for The Partnership’s Small Business Newsletter to get announcements regarding when events are open for registration and news about resources, programs and more. You can also check out the calendar to see current upcoming events.

Small Businesses


Minority Business Resources

Greater Des Moines Entrepreneurial Community 

Chelsa Smith

MEET Chelsa Smith | Bread by Chelsa B

A home-based business in DSM got its start amid the pandemic and now specializes in sourdough.

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MEET Lana Fox | ClinicNote

How questions — and the Global Insurance Accelerator — led ClinicNote to find solutions and success.

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Lana Fox
Eric West

MEET Eric West | Music League

Music League lets people discover new music and artists through laid-back competition.

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MEET Omar Jordan | LenderClose

Asking the “Hows” and “Whys” leads to a life of entrepreneurship for an immigrant.

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Omar Jordan


Looking for more information and ways to connect with the entrepreneur network in DSM? Contact Diana Wright, Startup Community Builder.