Training Opportunities for Small Businesses - From SBA Iowa - UPDATED 05/06/2022

Iowa District Office  - May 6, 2022

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Join SBA Iowa for free training on how to start, grow and expand your small business! (May 6th Update)

The Iowa District Office is hosting a number of training sessions for small businesses during FY 2022. Check out the current schedule below and click on an event for more information and to register.

May 2022 Schedule of Events

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 11 a.m. CDT and 6 p.m. CDT

Live Work Session for Customer Conversations (two identical sessions available)

11 a.m. - Click here to join the Teams Webinar

6 p.m. - Click here to join the Teams Webinar


Live works session for your customer situation; getting your questions answered, and how, specifically to listen to your customer segment tell you what to sell them.


Presented by:  Jade Handy, Business Coach/Former Business Incubator Program Manager


June 2022 Schedule of Events

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

8(a) Business Development Program for Small Disadvantaged Businesses

The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. 8(a) offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. 

This webinar will provide information about the 8(a) program, benefits, and assistance available to 8(a)-certified businesses, and how SDBs can prepare for participation.

For questions or more information, contact Justin Niceswanger at

Presented by:  SBA Deputy District Director Dawnelle Conley of the SBA's Iowa District Office and hosted by Iowa State University's Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS). 

Registration is required - Click HERE to Register. 


SBA Iowa will continue to update the list of scheduled events throughout Fiscal Year 2022. Watch your inbox for updates! A full list of all training opportunities from SBA and its resource partners can be found at 


Many of these Webinars will be held via Microsoft Teams. Here are some best practices for using Teams:

Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome will provide the best user experience.

If the link doesn’t work for you, try copying the link and pasting it into your browser.

Sound issues are usually caused on the audience participant’s end and are often due to bandwidth issues. If you experience sound issues (e.g. no sound or echoing), try closing out of the event and re-entering. Or, refresh the screen by clicking the F5 key. We can’t address sound issues on our end. 

You can participate in the event either on a modern web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge, or you can download a free version of Microsoft Teams. You do not need a Microsoft account. Instructions for accessing and watching the event without a Teams account can be found at Join a meeting without a Teams account - Office Support (