America's SBDC Iowa Partnering with Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Photo Box Initiative
Do you need a backdrop for taking professional photos of your product for your business?
The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with America's SBDC Iowa to provide free use of a portable photo box for local Fairfield businesses. Digital marketing and e-commerce have been more crucial than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic with consumers turning online for their purchasing needs and information. This is an important time to create or revisit your small business' digital marketing strategy. The photo box provides business owners with a creative and useful space to be able to capture an image of their product in the best way possible.
For more information on using the portable photo box, please contact the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 641-472-2111 or Info@FairfieldIowa.com!
Shop Iowa - Become a Vendor
Shop Iowa is a statewide online marketplace selling products from hundreds of Iowa's small businesses to customers throughout the United States. Shop Iowa is a FREE resource for Iowa's small businesses to start or expand their sales online, provided by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).
Current Criteria to Sell on Shop Iowa:
Learn More About Shop Iowa at ShopIowa.com!
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Iowa Retail Initiative (IRI)
Visualize a Robust Retail District in Your Community
Participate in the Iowa Retail Initiative (IRI) and grow support for small business
Small businesses are essential to a community's quality of life, and they need community leaders and decision-makers working with them to generate a healthy retail environment. Iowa State University invites communities to take part in the Iowa Retail Initiative and build the support network that local retail needs to thrive. Iowa Retail Initiative, a part of ISU Extension and Outreach, is designed to strengthen independent retail in Iowa communities. Community and Economic Development Extension specialists provide the training and coaching.
Part one of the IRI training, IRI Champions produces a foundation of support for your retail district. IRI Champions starts where communities are now and offers training, tools and resources to help strengthen your retail base.
Participants will learn to: