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  • Military Loyalty Rewards Program

    Posted by Aaron Serrano on Jul 06, 2015
    In honor of the 4th of July, we take a look at one veteran's journey through entrepreneurship.
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  • Applications Now Open for ‘One in a Million’ Startup Competition

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jul 06, 2015
    Kauffman Foundation launches new competition for entrepreneurs who have presented at 1 Million Cups events around the country
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  • New Tax Penalty on Small Business Health Insurance

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jul 06, 2015
    Small business groups are sounding a warning about an obscure Internal Revenue Service rule that takes effect Wednesday imposing heavy fines on small businesses for helping defray the cost of their workers’ insurance or medical expenses.
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  • 5 Reasons Why Your Business Should Be Blogging

    Posted by Valyn Reinig on Jun 30, 2015
    Wondering how you can get more customers interested in your business? Give blogging a chance.
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  • Big Brand Strategies for Small Businesses

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jun 29, 2015
    Follow these 5 Rules to utilize big brand strategies for your small business.
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  • Economic Independence Day

    Posted by Ini Augustine on Jun 29, 2015
    As we celebrate our nation's independence, it's important to remember another important freedom: Economic empowerment. The ability to pay your bills, take care of your children, and determine your own destiny are crucial to a successful, balanced society.
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  • Funding Available for Iowa companies interested in exploring the creation of an ESOP program

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jun 29, 2015
    Since July 2014, IEDA has awarded forgivable loans to seven companies interested in establishing an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The ESOP Formation Assistance Program provides up to $25,000 to defray the upfront costs of feasibility studies for forming an ESOP.
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  • A Look Inside the Iowa Waste Reduction Center

    Posted by Mallory Feeney on Jun 29, 2015
    The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC), a non-profit at the University of Northern Iowa’s Business and Community Services (BCS), has been working with Iowa businesses since 1987. Driven by the need for environmental sustainability, the IWRC offers assistance to small businesses and industrial communities alike.
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  • #1 Dad: True Business Differentiators

    Posted by Dan Beenken on Jun 29, 2015
    In this month's edition of "Seinfeld on Startups," we learn that it's best to focus on true differentiators, those that are much harder for your competition to copy. These are your best options for building a moat around your business and keeping others from stealing your lunch.
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  • From the Desk of Director Durham - 6/25/15

    Posted by Debi Durham on Jun 24, 2015
    Director Durham recaps the Main Street Iowa Awards and EntreFEST, and invites business owners to participate in the SBIR National Road Tour in this month's edition of "From the Desk."
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