IASourceLink provides a network of nonprofit organizations that provide services to small businesses in the state of marketing, loans, technical assistance, and operations. The site also includes information for small businesses in terms of planning, funding, regulatory concerns, and marketing/sales.
The International Traders of Iowa (ITI) works with businesses in Iowa to promote world trade. The organization holds forums to exchange information and works to teach and encourage practices such as exporting and importing, as well as involvement with international corporations.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) provides useful information on doing business in Iowa. The site contains information regarding the business advantages of Iowa, leading industries, quality of life, and programs provided by the IEDA.
This is the Iowa Secretary of State’s official site, which includes a list of pages for business services that are related mostly to filing and business documents.
The Iowa Small Business Development Center, which has a number of offices all over Iowa, provides services to small businesses such as counseling and training for a variety of reasons, such as starting or growing a business. Some of these workshops have a cost.
This site of the State Data Center of Iowa is a useful source for statistical data related to population, housing, business, and government. A number of different maps, publications, and facts about Iowa are available as well.
The U.S. Commercial Service Iowa, part of the Iowa branch of the Department of Commerce, specializes in helping small to medium-sized companies in Iowa develop and execute exporting strategies. Fees vary and are based on the service being provided.