Incubator Project

Looking for new business owners ...

Webster City Incubator Project
Connie and Ron Gilbert have offered the use of either or both of their open store fronts on 2nd street between Willson and Des Moines in Webster City as an incubator space.  The North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center will help prospects (you) complete a business plan. 
Connie Gilbert will work with you to make the location suit your needs.  The first three months of rent are free with the remaining nine months at a reduced rent.  Normal rents for these properties are between $450 and $600.  You and Connie will establish what those amounts will be. 
Joel Peterson of Peterson Construction and Wayne Schlofeldt of Schlofeldt Engineering will give one hour worth of time to any new business person looking to rent or own a building. 
What Joel and Wayne will look for:
·         Structural defects, obvious ones
·         Potential modifications that are non-structural
·         Quick look to see what mechanical systems and electrical systems are in place and if in good condition
·         Based on their findings, recommendations will be given
·         Evidence of previous water damage
·         Answer case specific questions
Requirements (Please place a check in the spot(s) that you agree to):
___You are a business or a person that is not currently in a store front. 
___You will work with Cindy Schieber or Lisa Shimkat at North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center to create a viable business plan. This business plan will include a marketing plan that will place emphasis on Customer Description, Market and Industry, Competition, Competitive Advantage, Marketing -  product, place, price and promotion, Positioning Statement,  Marketing Mix, and Marketing Calendar -6 to 12 months. You will be given the opportunity to explore other options they offer.  There is no charge for this.
___You will commit to one year in this program.  The first three months’ rent are free.  The next nine months are reduced rent and Connie Gilbert will go over those terms with you before you make your decision. 
___You will join the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce.
___You will agree to media coverage for this program. 
___ You will share your business and marketing plan with the advisory committee.
___You will report quarterly at the Chamber Board meeting on your progress and activity. 


Download this application and return it to the Chamber office at 628 2nd Street in Webster City.  
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