Targeted Small Business

The Targeted Small Business (TSB) Program of Iowa is designed to help women, minorities and the disabled overcome some of the major hurdles to starting or growing a small business in Iowa. The TSB program makes microloans available to qualified Iowa small business owners.

To become certified, a business must:

  • be located in Iowa
  • operate for a profit
  • have less than $4 million in annual gross income, computed as an average of the preceding three fiscal years.
  • be majority-owned (51 percent or more), operated and managed by a female, minority group member, service-disabled veteran or a person with a disability.

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) handles the certification.  For more information on how to get a business TSB-certified, visit

The loan program is managed by the Iowa Center for Economic Success.

To learn more:

Amelia Lobo
Phone: 515.421.9154