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Greater Des Moines Partnership Announces 2024 Scale DSM Dates And Opens Registration

March 7, 2024

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (March 7, 2024) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the dates of the next Scale DSM Business Accelerator powered by Interise. The program will run from June – December. Scale DSM is sponsored by Wells Fargo. 

Scale DSM helps businesses gain access to knowledge, management know-how and networks needed to increase revenue, create jobs and positively impact the community. Participants will complete Interise’s award-winning and internationally recognized StreetWise program, which is centered around practical, case-based peer learning for small businesses. 

“As the Scale DSM program returns, The Partnership is excited to build on last year’s success and continue to work with the region’s small businesses,” said Juan Pablo Sanchez, Director of Inclusive Business Strategies at The Partnership. “The focus remains on continuing to help small businesses learn and grow, and we are looking forward to uplifting them through this program the same way we did with the 20 businesses that have completed the program since 2022." 

Participants will be required to attend one session every other Tuesday on five module topics: 

  • Business + Strategic Assessment 
  • Financial Management 
  • Sales + Marketing 
  • Talent + Capital Resources 
  • Strategic Growth Action Plan 

The program will take place from Tuesday, June 11 until Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2024. The program is tuition free and dedicated to assisting small businesses to help continue to sustain growth across Greater Des Moines (DSM).  

Applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • $150,000 – $4 million in annual revenues 
  • One other full-time employee besides the owner(s) 
  • Been in business for at least two years 
  • Willingness and ability to attend class for seven months, complete mandatory assignments and complete program surveys up to three years following the program 

The application deadline for the 2024 Scale DSM program is Sunday, May 5. If interested in applying, click here

To learn more about Scale DSM, visit The Partnership’s website.  

About the 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.