The UNI Regional Business Center (RBC) serves entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the state of Iowa. The center hosts three critical programs: UNI Business Incubation Services, UNI Small Business Development Center and MyEntre.Net. The Regional Business Center is a program of Business and Community Services, a division of the College of Business Administration at the University of Northern Iowa.
UNI Regional Business Center Programs:

The UNI Regional Business Center
is host to two business incubators on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa. The Innovation Incubator and Purple Cat CoWork. The campus community provides a comprehensive array of market research services, business assistance and training, student support, and educational/networking opportunities.

The UNI Small Business Development
is one of 15 regional centers in Iowa dedicated to providing quality technical assistance and training to business owners across the state. The UNI Small Business Development Center serves a nine county region in eastern Iowa including Black Hawk, Bremer, Butler, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Fayette, Grundy, Howard and Tama counties. The UNI SBDC serves an average of 400 business owners each year with technical assistance or training at low or no cost.

MyEntre.Net is an entrepreneurship support system consisting of an online community for Iowa small business owners coupled with resources to help Iowa communities support entrepreneurial development. MyEntre.Net has engaged nearly 8,000 small business owners online at and serves communities statewide with Entrepreneurship Economic Development training, collaborative EntreBash! networking events and shared technology resources.

Learn more about MyEntre.Net Programs