The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the next cohort of the tuition-free Scale DSM Business Accelerator will start in June and run through December. Participants attend sessions on topics such as business and strategic assessment, financial management, sales and marketing and talent and capital resources. Applicants must meet these following four requirements: Have between $150,000 – $4 […]

Several events this spring will focus on helping startups learn what they need to raise capital for their business. The Greater Des Moines Partnership is holding the one-day Raising Capital for Startups event on April 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is designed to help startup founders learn about what options they have when looking […]

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the 10 graduates of the second cohort of the Scale DSM Minority Business Accelerator. The business owners completed a seven-month program centered around case-based peer learning, management skills and building networks to help them grow their businesses. The program uses curriculum from Boston-based nonprofit Interise and is sponsored […]

Finding the resources to start a business is one of the first tasks new entrepreneurs will always need to navigate, and a new tool from the Greater Des Moines Partnership is aiming to provide an “easier on-ramp” to the existing pathways and resources. The Resource Compass is an online platform of entrepreneurial resources available from nonprofits or […]

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the launch of two new resources on its online DSM Small Business Hub, which is aimed at supporting local small business owners and entrepreneurs. The Resource Compass is a searchable tool that provides information about organizations that can serve as resource partners for small businesses and startup companies. Business counseling services are […]

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the participants for the second cohort of the Scale DSM Minority Business Accelerator program, which will run from June to December. Participants will complete Interise’s Streetwise MBA (minority business accelerator) curriculum, which centers practical, case-based peer learning for minority-led businesses. The 11 small business owners selected for the program […]

Applications are open now through May 7 for the second Scale DSM Minority Business Accelerator program offered by the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Participants complete the Streetwise MBA (minority business accelerator) curriculum from Interise to gain access to knowledge, management know-how and networks needed to increase revenue, create jobs and have a positive impact on […]

The Greater Des Moines Partnership’s sixth annual Small Business Success Summit will take place on March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the FFA Center on the DMACC Ankeny campus. The summit will feature a pitch competition for the first time geared toward business owners or entrepreneurs starting or growing a business in […]

The Greater Des Moines Partnership and local digital news publication Clay & Milk have announced the launch of the Iowa Innovation Dashboard, a tool created to measure entrepreneurial activity across Iowa. The dashboard shows measurements of business density, survival rate, research, investment capital and demographics regarding entrepreneurship in Iowa, according to a news release. Locally, […]