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Partnership to Host Small Business Growth-Focused Events in March

February 26, 2020

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Feb. 26, 2020) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership will host two events during the month of March geared toward helping small businesses and startup companies plan for financial success. Established business leaders are encouraged to help share these events with any current or aspiring small businesses that would benefit.

The Financial Model Seminar on Thursday, March 12 is geared toward high growth-potential startup companies focused on producing and selling a physical or software product. Creating the financials required to support a business plan for a new product can be complex. This seminar will provide a head start in creating well-reasoned, compelling financials. Attendees will learn how to determine the amount of capital they will need and when their company will become profitable. In addition, this seminar will teach attendees what they need to know to present their financial models to investors and stakeholders with confidence. The event is 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at BrownWinick Law Firm.

The Raising Capital Seminar on Monday, March 23 is geared toward high growth-potential startup companies seeking strategic equity investors often referred to as angel investors, seed investors or venture capitalists. This full day event will take participants through all of the steps necessary and provide a complete roadmap of what will need to take place before, during and after raising equity capital. Speakers will include local experts, including small business owners and angel investors. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from others who have been in their position as well as investors who directly fund startup companies. Past attendees of this event have raised more than $31 million in equity capital. The event is hosted by The Partnership and the BrownWinick Law Firm. The event will take place from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at BrownWinick law Firm.

“Many new small business and startup owners know their product or service very well, but may not know the steps to take to make a business financially sustainable,” said Mike Colwell, Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “I encourage all emerging small businesses to join us, and ask that established business leaders help share these events with anyone they know who may be interested.”

Registration for both events is available on The Partnership’s events page.

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 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 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