sbdc

Small Business Development Center

The past year for the SBDC has been marked by the transition to help area small businesses address the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. The impact of the virus on society and business activity was a great shock to the economic environment. Center staff changed from meeting clients one-on-one to working with entrepreneurs via phone and virtual means. Much of the Center’s time has been focused on helping businesses comply with new sanitation, cleaning, and personal contact policies as well as assisting with the ever-changing Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan system. In addition, they have expanded their use of technology to advise clients and host workshops and seminars online.

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2020 Impact

339

CLIENTS SUPPORTED IN EASTERN IOWA BY THE SBDC

$8.9M

ESTIMATED INCREASED SALES AFTER SBDC SUPPORT

kristi

Founder, Immortagen | Iowa City, IA

“Immortagen has received funding from the Wellmark Venture Fund to advance development of our proprietary artificial intelligence-driven technology to better match cancer patients with treatments. The support of the SBDC made the application process seamless.”

john

Owner, HeartlandSubs, Inc. and Firehouse Subs Iowa | Cedar Rapids, IA

“My experience with Paul Heath, and the SBDC, has been outstanding. Since day one of my ownership in the Firehouse Subs franchise, Paul has assisted me numerous times with developing a pro-forma prior to opening my businesses. He has also been a very trusted advisor in the day-to-day financial assessment of my businesses, once they were up and running. I could not have achieved the success I have thus far, without the financial wisdom provided to me through the SBDC.”