Meet the New Small Business Development Center Regional Director

Marshall Economic Development is pleased to introduce the new Regional Director for the Iowa State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Ames, Dave Biedenbach. In his position, he will be advising and training entrepreneurs and existing business owners in Marshalltown and the Marshall County area. Biedenbach plans to keep regular office hours (currently every other Wednesday) at the offices of Marshall Economic Development (MED) to meet with those wanting his assistance. There is no charge for his consultation.

“We are pleased to have Dave join the team of those who provide business counseling services through the Marshall Economic Development office,” says Executive Director Tom Deimerly. “His expertise and experience will enable him to offer valuable insight and guidance to clients which will ultimately benefit the Marshalltown community.”

Echoing Deimerly’s endorsement is Lisa Shimkat, SBDC State Director.

“America’s SBDC Iowa is pleased to add Dave Biedenbach to our team of professional, experienced, and knowledgeable business advisors,” she says. “He brings years of financial expertise and counseling experience to our organization. He will build stronger connections with area resource partners and encourage new business growth in the central Iowa region which is his service area.”

Biedenbach has more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience, working for both private businesses and public organizations. He recently was employed with a successful small business in West Des Moines, serving as their General Manager. Prior to that, he served the President of Iowa State University as the Assistant Vice President for Financial Planning and Budgets. Dave received his Bachelors of Business Administration, specializing in Finance, as well as his Masters of Accounting, from Iowa State University. He and his wife are both Iowa natives and have lived in the Ames community since 2002.

Some services that Biedenbach offers include:

  • Assistance with feasibility studies

  • Financial analyses

  • Assistance in advising entrepreneurs and existing business owners through start up

  • Expansion

  • Acquisition service

  • Succession planning

Contact the MED office at 641-753-6645 for more information or to schedule an appointment.