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COVID-19 Resources & Updates

The NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC is still providing free one-on-one business counseling for our clients. However, we have transitioned to 100% remote business counseling for the foreseeable future. In addition to our usual business counseling services, we are committed to providing accurate and up-to-date resources to assist your business during this rapidly changing economic environment.

If you are a client and need to speak with someone, please contact us at 641.422.4111 or pappajohn@niacc.edu

If you are not a client and need to speak with a business counselor, please complete this request for business counseling.

Looking for your first steps in managing your business during a global pandemic? We’ve put together a list of Initial Strategies for Your Small Business.


The North Iowa Small Business Help Line

The NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC has established the North Iowa Small Business Help Line to answer questions from entrepreneurs about the Federal Coronavirus Relief programs including those contained in the CARES Act such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), and other SBA programs.

Starting Monday, April 6, Business owners may call (641) 422- 4737 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or email at cares@niacc.edu.

The NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC is working to help our clients combat uncertainty and provide strategies for your business to innovate, adapt, and survive in this rapidly changing economic environment. We have created an on-going digital series to connect experts to entrepreneurs on specific challenges you might be facing right now. The Strategies for Small Business series will focus on Marketing Wednesdays and Finance Fridays. Please follow us on Facebook to be notified of upcoming webinars, or continue to check our website.


Free Webinar Series: Small Business Strategies during COVID-19