Small Business Development
We can help you manage your business with:
- Management and operations
- Marketing plans
- Products and service
- Social Media
- Registering your business with the state and federally
- Business Identity
- Formalizing business entity
Whether you are starting a small business or looking to grow a one on one coaching session will serve your purpose.
This program is an investment in the growth of nonprofit organizations in the Greater Des Moines area. In this Boot Camp, nonprofits learn from experts on topics ranging from marketing, grant writing, tax and financial planning, alternative funding streams, building and managing a board, and recruiting volunteers. Dates and times to be determined.
There’s so much to running a business that you don’t think about sometimes, and it’s nice to have a resource that will be like, ‘Did you think about this?’. I’ve taken other classes where, once you’re done with the class, you never hear from them again. So, it’s been refreshing to have someone actually show that they’re curious on how we’re doing, and they care about us. The Bootcamp was great. I learned about the business model canvas which I never even heard of. Then when I took that class they showed us and it’s so much easier. I think EKDC is valuable to anyone, even if you’ve been in business - which I have. I have learned a lot, because things changed from 20 years ago when I started a business.
Grant Maulsby - Boxx Scaffolding
I was looking for coaching and support at that moment and they really did a lot for me. They worked with me; they introduced me with somebody who can do one-on-one with me. I always feel like it’s a community center working for us - for the small minorities or for whoever needs help. It’s like you go there, and they have a lot of different programs from small business solutions to even if you need help to prepare yourself with interviews. I’ve been very grateful with what the Evelyn K Davis Center did for me, and I always feel like they do have a lot of resources and they offer you a lot of support. And that, for a small business owner, it means a lot.
Gloria Henriquez - Tullpa Restaurant
The EKDC know exactly what to do, who to talk to, and when to do it. So anyone who wants their business out, or even if they don’t have the business yet – they have the idea, they can come in. They work on how to start your business, how to open an account on the business, and how to work with the IRS. If you take those classes, it will be easy for you to grow your business.
Nadia Ahissou - Nadia's French Bakery