The Office of Economic Development and Industry Relations at Iowa State University has centers ready and available to assist your business through the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Americas SBDC Iowa counselors are your first stop for navigating through the COVID-19 crisis. SBDC offers one-on-one counseling that can be done through zoom (skype or hangout) meetings or phone conference calls. The SBDC can help you through loan application process or other business issues that this crisis is causing including distribution, sales, buying, marketing, HR Issues and more. Learn more and find other COVID-19 resources at http://iowasbdc.org/covid-19/
- The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at Iowa State University is providing educational guides and direct support for its clients to help them plan, prepare, protect, and recover their operations. If your business is impacted by COVID-19, CIRAS can provide no-cost assistance to help you understand your next steps. Find more information and a list of resources if you’re concerned about the impact of COVID-19 at https://www.ciras.iastate.edu/covid-19/.