Small Business Development Center

Owning a small business calls for vision, determination and all the sound expertise you can find.


The Southeastern Small Business Development Center has served the Iowa counties of Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa since 1991. We are one of 16 regional assistance centers in the Iowa Small Business Development Center network.

Visit our website to download business plan templates, articles, or to schedule an appointment with a counselor.

 Iowa’s Small Business Development Centers can guide you down the road to success with:

• One-on-one, FREE confidential counseling by qualified professionals

• A variety of learning opportunities, including workshops, classes, online assistance and publications, and other resources

• Connections to other service providers, federal, state and local resources, sources of capital, and similar assistance for small businesses.

The statewide program of the Iowa Small Business Development Centers is hosted by Iowa State University’s College of Business. Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

Inquiries can be directed to the Interim Assistant Director of Equal Opportunity and Compliance:                 
3280 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.

Iowa's Small Business Development Centers are funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this web page are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

Additional funding for our program is provided by the State of Iowa. Support for regional centers is provided by Iowa’s Regent universities, community colleges, and other contributed funds. Our center's host is Southeastern Community College.

Contact us

Southeastern Community College
River Park Place
610 N 4th Street STE 209
Burlington, Iowa 52601
(319) 208-5381