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  • Affordable Care Act 101 Overview Sessions

    Posted by U.S. Small Business Administration on Jan 21, 2015
    The U.S. Small Business Administration will hold an overview of the Affordable Care Act for small businesses in Des Moines still looking for basic information on ACA and what it means for their business.
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  • ScoutPro of Iowa Honored as Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jan 16, 2015
    Scout Pro Inc., an Iowa startup that develops and deploys mobile crop scouting software that helps farmers and scouts identify weeds, insects and diseases common to corn and soybean production, was named the winner of the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative (REI) Challenge, topping three other finalists in the national competition that had over 200 contestants.
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  • Jayne Armstrong Joins SBA as Iowa's New District Director

    Posted by U.S. Small Business Administration on Jan 13, 2015
    Jayne Armstrong has been hired as the new district director for the SBA’s Iowa District Office. Armstrong began her duties in the Iowa District SBA Office on January 12, 2015.
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  • Statewide Business Grant Contest Now Accepting Entries

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jan 13, 2015
    The Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest provides an opportunity for current Iowa businesses or individuals dreaming of starting a business to win up to $15,000.
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  • From the Desk of Director Durham - 1/8/15

    Posted by Debi Durham on Jan 09, 2015
    It’s a time for fresh beginnings as we venture into 2015 with this month's Director update!
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  • Learning New Skills Through Video

    Posted by Valyn Reinig on Jan 07, 2015
    Why spend several hours or days learning a new skill by reading a book, when you can watch a video in half the time?
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  • ESOP: Sharing the Wealth

    Posted by Mariah Obiedzinski on Jan 07, 2015
    ESOP benefits the employee owners because the harder they work to increase sales and control costs, the higher their stock or share value increases. The switch to ESOP also opened the door for education about personal accountability and importance.
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  • USDA Rural Development Revolving Loan Fund Workshops

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jan 05, 2015
    Agency staff will be presenting nine workshops in January to help rural community leaders establish, manage and market revolving loan funds.
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  • What is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan?

    Posted by Becky Streff on Jan 05, 2015
    Whether used as an exit strategy or vehicle to raise capital for growth, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) can be a powerful tool for rewarding your employees for their contribution to the success of your business.
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  • Journey To Your Vision Seminar

    Posted by Sandy Ehrig on Jan 05, 2015
    If you have only one day to work on your business, make it January 13 in Newton at the DMACC Conference Center!
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