Growing Small Businesses

UI Small Business Development Center

The UI Small Business Development Center (SBDC) serves the Iowa counties of Cedar, Johnson, Iowa, Poweshiek, and Washington, assisting businesses with 500 or fewer employees.

In 2010, as a direct result of SBDC assistance, state of Iowa SBDC long-term clients added or saved 1,855 jobs, increased sales over $51 million, and raised more than $64 million in new capital. SBDC counselors spent 12,354 hours counseling 2,785 clients, responded to 32,739 requests for information, and held 306 training sessions attended by 3,990 people.

Director Paul Heath

Paul Heath, Director
(319) 335-3742


UI Small Business Development Center

  • One-on-one business plan development
  • Small Business Administration loan assistance
  • Workshops, classes, online assistance, and publications
  • Links to federal, state, local, and capital resources