Business Toolkit

For many, owning a business means being a jack of all trades. Here you will find helpful learning tools that have been either recommended to us or that we have used.

Tune in Weekly to our “Mind Your Business, in Mills County”: The place to learn everything you need to know on how to grow and build your business in Mills County.

Episode 1

Starting a Business in Mills County: Are you looking to start a business in Mills County? Below are some guides to help get you on the right track.

The Iowa SBDC Guide to Starting a business in Iowa

Funding Sources

Veteran Owned Business Survey:In partnerships with the Mills County Veterans Affairs office, we are requesting information about all the Veteran owned and managed businesses. Please click the following link to fill out the survey.

Lending Library


  • The Small Business Success

    Great 20-minute podcasts that chats with small business leaders from across the nation that talk about everything from dealing with the concerns of “are we going to make it” to generating leads to how to scale your business.

  • Breaking Down Your Business

    This Podcast tackles the most complex small business questions of our day. “Why can’t I hire competent employee?” “How do I make more money without driving myself

  • Mixergy

    Each episode features an interview with a different successful entrepreneur. They focus a lot on not only starting a business, but finding a purpose and a vision that’s “so big you can’t do it alone.”

  • Social Media Marketing Podcast

    Each podcast focuses on new social media features and strategies, providing listeners with actionable tips they can use to improve their social media results.

  • Coaching for Leaders

    Dave believes that nobody is born a leader. In this podcast, he teaches leaders teaches the basics of leadership, leading by example, and how to bring the best out of the people you lead.

  • The Entreleader Podcast

    Some of the best entrepreneurial minds in the world have been Coleman’s guests. They discuss tips that will help you achieve success as a leader and business person.