Enterprise Development


Our Enterprise Development team supports small businesses and start-ups throughout Iowa with a complete range of services, turning initial ideas into successful businesses.


 

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Our Clients

We serve small business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-ups across Iowa. 

Example of businesses we have worked with include:

  • Rural grocery stores
  • Meat lockers and processors
  • Wedding venues
  • Coffee shops
  • Online retailers
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • and many more!

Our Services

Services for New or Expanding Businesses

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Business Planning

  • Review and advise on business plan development
  • Analyze market for product or service
  • Assess business environment and viability of business concept
  • Assist with development of financial projections
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Feasibility Studies & Snapshots

  • When required for grant application or loan guarantee
  • Includes review of business plan, financial projections, market analysis, and more

Other Business & Community Services

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Business and Financial Consultations

  • Third party review of financials
  • Operations assessment
  • Peer benchmarking
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Business Transitions

  • Assess personal, business, and financial goals
  • Value enhancement
  • Transition alternatives
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Certified Business Appraisals

  • When required for legal purposes
  • Other business or personal uses
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Economic Development

  • Financial impact analysis
  • Presentations to business community (select topics)
  • Industry reports

Certain services will require a fee to be assessed. Such charges, if any, will be determined following an initial assessment of expected effort on each project.

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Testimonial

"The services provided to us through the Enterprise Development Team have been invaluable as we contemplated an expansion plan. We would not be moving ahead had it not been for their expert help."

- Shaughn and Jerry Rooda, Owners, In't Veld's Meat Market, Pella, Iowa

Contact Info

The Enterprise Development Team is managed by Duane Johnson:

duanej@iastate.edu 

(515) 296-3473

Meet the Full Team

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Enterprise Development Team

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Program Manager for Farm, Food and Enterprise Development
(515) 296-3473
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Enterprise Development Specialist
(515) 460-6068
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Program Specialist with Farm, Food and Enterprise Development
(242) 294-8519