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  • Un-Traditional Start-A-Thon Gives Entrepreneurs a Chance to Start a Business

    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.

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  • From the Desk of Director Durham- 10/5/15

    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."

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  • ECICOG’s Loan Funds: Funding to Help Businesses Grow

    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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