As a representative of Home Base Iowa and supporter of America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the CCDC is encouraging all local Clarke County, Iowa Veterans interested in starting their own business or currently have a business to join some of the best minds in entrepreneurship at the Iowa Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference.

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Below is the information direct from the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship:

Join us June 1-2, 2023, at the Iowa Veterans Entrepreneurship Conference where Veterans and supporters will learn more about navigating entrepreneurship. The conference is co-hosted by Home Base Iowa, America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Iowa and the Iowa State University Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship. The conference will offer workshops and resources for Veterans and their families who are considering starting a business, wanting to grow an existing business or simply hope to learn and connect. The conference helps participants acquire powerful new skills to achieve new levels of entrepreneurial success. Attendees go away with an all-new community of friends, supporters, and valuable connections.

Pitch Workshop (included, optional)
June 1, 4PM – 5:30PM

Reception (included, optional)
June 1, 5:30PM – 7PM

June 2, 8AM – 5PM

Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA 50014

Veterans, military personnel, and their families and business partners, as well as those who support veteran entrepreneurs


Those who attend will have the opportunity to learn about:

    • Legal Aspects of Running a Business
    • Banking Basics
    • Marketing Your Business
    • Time Management
    • Exiting a Business
    • Financing Options
    • Social Media Marketing
    • Taxes
    • and so much more!

To learn more and register for this exciting event, go to:

Additional questions should be directed to: [email protected]


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