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National Small Business Week 2023: The Latest Podcasts + Stories Featuring DSM Entrepreneurs

Small Business Podcasts

At the beginning of your startup journey and wishing you could hear from other small business owners in Greater Des Moines (DSM)? There are plenty of local entrepreneurs who are changing the startup landscape with their tenacity and creative ideas. Greater Des Moines Partnership podcast episodes are an easy way to find out more about small business owners who have found success and hear how their journeys played out. Or, read some of our entrepreneurship blog posts that highlight varying paths of small business owners around the region.

With National Small Business Week taking place Sunday, April 30 through Saturday, May 6, now is the perfect time to dig into the advice of entrepreneurs making waves throughout DSM.

Connection + Support in the DSM Entrepreneurial Community

In April, musical artist Lani discussed joining Mainframe Studios and making a name for herself in DSM, while Bill Menner shared about how his company is giving rural communities more opportunity for growth. Other podcasts this year have touched on how community partnerships can help restaurants flourish — just hear how 5 Boroughs Bagels has benefited! Partnerships and connection are key to driving innovation in the region. Eric West’s journey with Music League, which helps friends discover new music through an original game, is an example of how support from other entrepreneurs can help business grow. Keep up with DSM entrepreneurs by checking back for new Small Business and Startup Stories episodes on our website throughout the year.

Entrepreneur Innovation in Greater Des Moines

Small business owners are the backbone of our community, and we celebrate all the ways they create and bring what’s missing to DSM. A microbrewery owner uniting with other bakers against racism? Bread by Chelsa B’s owner, Chelsa Smith started her business after learning how to run a bake sale to raise money with Bakers Against Racism. Lana Fox, Founder of ClinicNote, a healthcare service dedicated to streamlining documentation and reporting, and Omar Jordan, Founder of LenderClose, a home equity lending platform, scale their businesses through technology innovation right here in DSM.

There are so many ways to learn from other entrepreneurs in the region. As a small business owner, don’t forget to join your local Chamber of Commerce, too. As part of an Affiliate Chamber, this will make you an automatic Member with The Partnership, allowing you to take advantage of some great benefits, including growing your network!

The Greater Des Moines Partnership celebrates the Greater Des Moines (DSM) entrepreneur community and helps small businesses succeed with one-of-a-kind entrepreneurship resources.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.