Resource Links

There are a number of websites that provide useful information for starting a business. These sites have resources to help with everything from naming your business to writing a business plan to financing your business. Some of the better sites are:

  • Iowa Source Link - The premiere online resource connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses to more than 300 resource providers across Iowa. 
  • Iowa Economic Development Authority - IEDA is ready to provide the assistance your startup needs to succeed.
  • Entrepreneur - The online magazine has a section just for startups.
  • My Own Business - A nonprofit organization providing free online business courses.
  • Inc. - The online magazine has a section on "How to Start a Business."

 We also have a library of custom market research reports for Cherokee County that are very useful for new business owners who are researching market potential. 


You can also find local market research on our own website. Check out our market research library. 

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