The ISU Pappajohn Center and the ISU Small Business Development Center work together within the ISU Research Park to provide a broad set of resources to entrepreneurs of all types. The Pappajohn Center focuses on the technology companies referred to or formed at the University. The Center provides direct service including market research and business plan development, and it connects prospective companies to a network of private sector expertise and resources.
The SBDC provides business assistance to anyone interested in starting, expanding, rescuing, buying, or selling a traditional business, such as retail, restaurant, service, consulting, or manufacturing.
The ISU SBDC provides free and low-cost counseling and training to Iowa’s entrepreneurs from 15 regional offices throughout the state. The ISU SBDC is located at the ISU Research Park and serves entrepreneurs in the following counties: Story, Boone, Marshall, Hardin, and Hamilton. Contact the Center for more information.
Iowa State Director, Small Business Development Center