Since 2015 the Master Business Bootcamp has helped more than 250 small businesses in the Des Moines area to survive and thrive. Now this coaching and mentorship program is ready to expand across the state, says Kameron Middlebrooks, minority business coordinator with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowa State University invites communities to take part in the Iowa Retail Initiative and build the support network that local retail needs to thrive.
Iowa Retail Initiative, administered by ISU Extension and Outreach, is a three-part program designed to strengthen independent retail in Iowa communities. Extension community and economic development specialists provide training and coaching to strengthen the local economy.