Where Business Begins in Iowa
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Brenda Clark Hamilton grew up as a shy child on a northwest Iowa farm, and now speaks to thousands of people each year in her thriving workplace training and speaking business. During this engaging webinar, Brenda will share her journey as an entrepreneur, and lessons she has learned along the way.
Three finalists in the existing business and startup business categories will present their ideas to a panel of judges Oct. 9 at Simpson College.
The Business Concierge will answer Iowans’ most pressing business questions via e-mail, online chat, and over the phone- all for free!
Iowa helps support business growth through direct financial assistance and tax incentives. Before seeking financing, carefully consider your options and formalize a budget as part of our business plan.
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Wednesday, Oct 7 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday, Oct 7 @ 9:00 am - Friday, Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm
Clear Lake, IA
Wednesday, Oct 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, Oct 8 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
West Des Moines, IA
Posted Oct 06, 2015 by Ini Augustine
The startathon, a term coined by the tech industry, accelerates the startup process. The term typically invokes images of the tech industry, where white college guys start companies in a 48- 72 hour period, marathon style. The Iowa Black Business Coalition aims to break that stereotype with an event during Global Entrepreneurship week, especially for women and minority-owned businesses.
Posted Oct 05, 2015 by Debi Durham
As we work our way through the day, it’s likely we don’t think about the fact that the things we rely on to make life easier and more productive need to be produced in a manufacturing facility. Debi talks about the importance of manufacturing in this edition of "From the Desk."
Posted Sep 22, 2015 by Robyn Jacobson
If you are aware of a business that needs help getting off the ground or needs assistance in acquiring a loan to expand, the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) may be able to help. ECICOG not only manages its own revolving loan fund but also administers a variety of local loan programs.
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