Support Organizations

There are organizations in Northwest Iowa that provide individual business advice and counseling to current and aspiring entrepreneurs. In addition, they provide workshops that provide valuable information to entrepreneurs in a variety of timely and critical topics. These organizations are staffed by people with extensive business experience. Often these services are provided free of charge or at a nominal cost. These counseling organizations include:


Western Iowa Tech Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Serves Cherokee and Plymouth Counties in Northwest Iowa.


Western Iowa SCORE

201 West Main Street
Cherokee, IA 51012
(712) 225-5739

Western Iowa SCORE is available to discuss your business ideas. They also have workbooks containing business plan templates, marketing plans and everything you need to know to start your own business. They also have a computer and printer available for entrepreneurs to do market research. 

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