Where business begins in Iowa.




Our mission is to help small businesses in Iowa grow and succeed. We provide small business owners and entrepreneurs with free, easy access to the help they need—when they need it. IASourceLink is brought to you by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) in collaboration with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Northern Iowa.

Simple steps for all stages of business.

Our "How-To" guides provide step-by-step guidance in all stages of business development. Our Start a Business Guide covers the complete process of starting a business in iowa, including developing a business plan, business structure and registration, business licensing, and much more. View and download our “Start a Business Guide” to get started.

Looking to get licensed? We can help.

Do you need a license for your business? Our website is host to Iowa's comprehensive business licensing database, the Business License Information Center. To identify licenses that may be necessary for a specific business, search our online database.

We connect you to resource providers who can help.

IASourceLink connects Iowa entrepreneurs to a network of 400+ nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services through our Resource Navigator. Our network resource partners provide a wide range of business-related services. Find statewide and local resources on our Resource Navigator.

Iowa Business Tax Webinars make tax season easy.

We host annual Iowa Business Tax Webinars in partnership with the Iowa Department of Revenue, attended by thousands of Iowa business owners.. Watch past sessions on our Iowa Tax Webinar page.