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Smart Start Workshop

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. Local business professionals will present topics. Smart Start provides information as well as the opportunity to ask questions on topics such as paying taxes, applying for a business loan/grant, managing your finances, applying for a patent, finding resources, forming a partnership, and more.

Free registration; open to the public! More information here


Oct 14 2023


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


ISU Research Park Core Facility
1805 Collaboration Place, Ames

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