Upcoming Events

Smart Start Workshop

Date & Time Saturday, July 14 9:00am
Location Mary Greeley Medical Center, Atrium A/B (located on the second floor)
Contact Diana Wright, dkw@iastate.edu


Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Location: Mary Greeley Medical Center, Atrium A & B on the second floor.  Parking is available in the Mary Greeley parking ramp.

The ISU Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the Ames Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “crash course” workshop for anyone who has ever considered starting a business.  You will learn various topics such as insurance, intellectual property, business organization, registration, and operations.  Topics will be presented by local business professionals.  Smart Start provides information as well as the opportunity to ask questions on topics such as paying taxes, applying for a business loan/grants, preparing a cash flow, applying for a patent, finding resources, forming a partnership, and more.


Session 1 (9AM-12PM)

8:40AM Registration/Doors Open

9:00 Welcome – Jim Patton, America’s SBDC

9:15   Banking Basics

10:00  Accounting for Business

10:45 Break

11:00 Intellectual Property –

11:45 Operating a Successful Business

12:00 Break for Lunch

Session 2 (1PM-4PM)

1:00  Ingredients for Success–Jim Patton, America’s SBDC

1:15   Insurance for Small Business –

2:00  Legal Aspects of Running a Business

2:45  Break

3:00  Marketing your Business

3:45 Operating a Successful Business

4:00 Q&A/Adjourn

Register for one or both sessions.

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