For Your Small Business
Revolving Loan Fund for Small Businesses
The Clayton County Development Group offers a Revolving Loan Fund for those looking to start a new business or to expand an existing business. Funds may be used for equipment, land acquisition, site preparation, building acquisition, building construction, remodeling, machinery and equipment, furniture and fixtures and working capital. All businesses in Clayton County are eligible for the Revolving Loan Fund program provided they are located in the county and the request for a loan is accompanied by a business plan. To apply, please contact the Clayton County Development Group at 563-245-2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the link above.
Business/Housing Enterprise Zone Program
Eligible businesses locating in a designated Clayton County Enterprise Zone are authorized under this program to receive certain tax incentives and assistance. The intent of this program is to encourage communities to target resources in ways that attract productive, private investment and positive economic impact for residents.
Small Business Planning Guide
This page on the Clayton County Development Group's website has a lot of great links and resources to guide you through the set up of a new business. There are also resources for those of you who have already established a business and are interested in growing or expanding.
Northeast Iowa Business Network
The Northeast Iowa Business Network was established to promote the growing opportunities for businesses in Northeast Iowa. Visit their website for more information on local demographics, workforce, available buildings and building sites.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship for nearly 50 years. Check out their website for great resources such as free business tools, templates and tips; inexpensive or free business workshops and webinars; and to find out about free, confidential counseling in person or via email. Contact the Northeast Iowa SCORE office at 563-382-3990.
Iowa Small Business Development Center
Whether you are just looking in to making your dream of owning a business a reality or have been running a business for years, the Iowa Small Business Development Center is here to serve you! They offer a variety of services including business free business counseling, training events and numerous resources to help you successfully run your business. Their article "The Facts About Starting a Business" and their Business Feasibility workbook are both great places get started on putting those brilliant business ideas into action!