SBDC Announces New Business Counselor for its Fort Dodge regional Center

Carroll woman will assist entrepreneurs and business owners in ten Iowa counties


FORT DODGE, Iowa – The North Central Iowa SBDC has hired Kimberly Tiefenthaler of Carroll to advise and train entrepreneurs and existing business owners in its ten county territory. The center is hosted by Webster County Extension and Outreach. Tiefenthaler will start work for the North Central Iowa SBDC on Monday, March 7, 2016.


“The North Central Iowa SBDC is pleased to announce the hiring of Kimberly Tiefenthaler as a business counselor for our center,” says SBDC Regional Director Stefanie Koenig. “Kimberly has considerable business management and growth experience and will provide excellent advice to our region’s clients.”


Tiefenthaler has over 30 years of experience managing her family’s automotive service business. She also has extensive QuickBooks accounting experience, and will soon be a certified instructor. Tiefenthaler has served as a board member of the Carroll Chamber of Commerce since 2012 and was co-chair of the Carroll committee in charge of that city’s RAGBRAI hosting.


The North Central Iowa SBDC, headquartered in Fort Dodge, provides complimentary, customized, and confidential business counseling, plus affordable, practical workshops, to business owners and entrepreneurs in Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Sac and Webster counties.


America’s SBDC Iowa is an outreach program of Iowa State University’s College of Business. Iowa State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies may be directed to Mary Sirna, Interim Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, Title IX/ADA Coordinator, and Affirmative Action Officer, 3350 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011, Tel. 515- 294-7612, email


Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, America’s SBDC Iowa has 15 regional assistance centers located strategically across the state. Since program inception in 1981, the SBDC has helped hundreds of thousands of Iowa businesses and entrepreneurs through no fee, confidential, customized, professional business counseling and practical, affordable training workshops.


For more information on America’s SBDC Iowa programs or services, call (515) 294-2030 or visit


Press Contacts:

Stefanie Koenig, North Central Iowa SBDC,, 515-576-6242

Tricia Janes, America’s SBDC Iowa,, 515-294-2030

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