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powered by the Rural Ideas Network


Thanks to our partnership with the Rural Ideas Network, a certified Grow with Google partner, we can offer an exclusive selection of workshops and training opportunities to help you leverage Google digital tools to grow your business.


Check out our expanding selection of complimentary workshops and training opportunities designed to help you leverage Google digital tools to enhance your presence on the web, reach new audiences, and generate more sales.

Learn the Basics of Google Ads
Launch Your Business with Customer-Focused Marketing
Make Better Business Decisions with Google Analytics
Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps
Increase Your Sales with Google Ads
Negotiate Like a Pro


Check out our complimentary 1-on-1 WIX Website Bootcamps, designed to help small business owners launch and manage a new, effectives website. These tailored bootcamps help busy business owners get a new website designed and launched quickly and easily, supported by our experienced professionals.

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These complimentary, on-demand workshops are provided by a variety of business support organizations across the country. Our partners at the Rural Ideas Network have personally participated in each of these workshops and verified that they meet our quality and relevance standards, so you know they'll be worth your time.

Building Your Brand on Social Media

Tuesday, March 5th
12 pm-1 pm CDT

You've got your business, you've started your social media pages, now how do you present your brand online? How do you create brand repetition and recognition on social media? We will go over the basics and give you some tips and tricks on how to make this process simpler!

Online Funding for Small Businesses

Tuesday, March 12th
11 am - 12 pm CDT

Traditional funding for small businesses continues to dry up while digital lending platforms are expanding. We’ll review many types of online funding and give you the pros and cons each. We’ll discuss peer-to-peer lending, business cash advances, brokering services, and factoring.  

Developing Your Online Presence

Thursday, March 14th
9 am-12 pm CDT

Developing your online presence is absolutely critical for all businesses. In this webinar, you will learn step-by-step how to create your business' online marketing presence.

Quickbooks Resource Guide

The QuickBook resource videos shared provide helpful information and tips which will equip you with what you need to know about getting going as an entrepreneur and becoming a successful business owner.

   We love these on-demand videos because they are organized into bite-sized clips which make it easy to find exactly what Quickbooks topic you need assistance with. 

Iowa SDBC Smart Start

The Iowa SBDC Smart Start series is the perfect way to begin your journey to starting your own business.  The series will take you through the planning process all the way through the fine details of critical decisions, developing a business plan, and cash flow projections. We suggest that you watch the videos and get in touch with your Iowa SBDC counselor in your area to give you one-on-one assistance.

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