Training Opportunities for Small Businesses - From SBA Iowa - UPDATED 06/30/2022

Iowa District Office  - June 30, 2022

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Join SBA Iowa for free training on how to start, grow and expand your small business! (June 30th Update)

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

July 2022 Schedule of Events

  • July 13th, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

SBA Community Navigators Program: Connecting Iowa’s Underserved Markets to Small Business Resources (Click to Join the Webinar at 12 Noon)

Lutheran Services of Iowa (LSI) is partnering with International Rescue Committee (IRC) to bring the Community Navigator Pilot Program, powered by the SBA, to Iowa. In conjunction with the Iowa Center for Economic Success, Siouxland Economic Development Corp (SEDC)/Iowa West Coast Initiative, Drake Business Accelerator Program and the Immigrant Entrepreneur’s Summit, this program is aimed at assisting minority small business owners and entrepreneurs, especially immigrant and refugee populations, to start, strengthen and grow their businesses. Navigators with each partner organization are here to help participants navigate existing business resources and funding opportunities and provide culturally and linguistically appropriate coaching. Through this program and the IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity, LSI is able to offer a variety of business loans with no minimum credit score, no prepayment penalties and no strict collateral requirements. For a limited time, we can offer loans up to $10,000 at 0% interest to existing businesses or start ups. Join us for this webinar to learn how to qualify and how to get more information on Community Navigator services.

Presented by:  SBA Director Jayne Armstrong and Maggie Cave, Asset Building Programs Coordinator at Lutheran Services of Iowa


  • July 27th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CDT

Home Base Iowa - Veteran Resources for Employees and Employers (click here to join)

Learn how Home Base Iowa connects Iowa businesses with qualified veterans and their spouses looking for career opportunities; and learn about other Veteran programs for employers by utilizing IowaWORKS.

Presented by:  Mace Huffman, Veterans Employment Representative, IowaWORKS


August 2022 Schedule of Events

  • August 9, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

Boots to Business:  Reboot (click here to register for the event)

Have you ever dreamed of owning and operating your own business? This webinar is your chance to explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur and stand with the growing number of small business owners! Join us with our highly decorated guest presenters and learn how to put your small business ownership dreams into action!


September 2022 Schedule of Events

  • September 28, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT

Veteran Resource Partner Webinar (click here to join)

The SBA and Vetbiz is dedicated to helping U.S. Veterans and military families achieve their dream of owning a business by transitioning military skills to business success through training, counseling, and mentorship.  Learn how to take advantage of their services such as Evaluation & Counseling, Business Consulting, Skills Development, Operations & Implementation, Online Trainings, and Mentoring.  

Presented by: Mitchell Fitzpatrick, Outreach and Training Coordinator, Vetbiz.  


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 (