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  • A Special Invitation to Attend Iowa's Small Business Week Awards Celebration

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Apr 27, 2016
    Iowa is home to many amazing small businesses and small business champions, and during National Small Business Week you are invited to help celebrate this year’s Iowa awardees at a special reception to be held on Friday, May 6th.
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  • DMACC Students and Alumni: Win $10,000 for Your Business

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Apr 22, 2016
    For Decades Des Moines Area Community College has helped thousands of individuals bridge the gap between idea and entrepreneurship. Every day DMACC supports Iowa small business by providing current and future employees with access to the fuel that powers the American dream: education. Now the college adds to its business-building tradition by offering $10,000 to the winner of the 2016 DMACC Foundation Entrepreneurship Competition.
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  • Iowa Women Entrepreneurs Wanted

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Apr 18, 2016
    Are you a female entrepreneur seeking to scale your business? Would you be interested in competing for awards totaling $40,000? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you are a great candidate to be a contestant at an Invest in She competition this June!
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  • Iowa Jumps in Female-Owned Business Rankings

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Apr 12, 2016
    A report from American Express Open released this April indicates that Iowa now ranks 30th in growth of number of women-owned firms in the country. This is the same report that has ranked Iowa last in the nation for increases in women-owned firms. So why the jump?
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  • Dispelling the Myths about the SBA

    Posted by Jayne Armstrong on Apr 01, 2016
    The SBA offers a wide range of counseling and training opportunities through its resource partner network, including 15 Small Business Development Centers and eight SCORE chapters, a Women’s Business Center at the Iowa Center for Economic Success in Clive and a regional Veteran’s Business Outreach Center in St. Louis. These resources offer free one-on-one counseling and training courses on a wide variety of small business topics at a nominal cost.
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  • From the Desk of Director Durham- 4/1/2016

    Posted by Debi Durham on Apr 01, 2016
    Promoting your organization through a gathering during Economic Development Week helps build understanding in your community of the long-lasting benefits economic developers help to achieve.
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  • O’Brien County Wins through Wind

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Mar 28, 2016
    In 2003, O’Brien County supervisors passed a wind energy conversion property tax ordinance. The county will soon begin reaping the economic benefits of that decision with the recent MidAmerican commissioning of the 70,000 acre Energy Highland Wind Farm.
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  • SBA Names Top Winners of 2016 InnovateHER Business Competition

    Posted by U.S. Small Business Administration on Mar 21, 2016
    Elizabeth Caven from Des Moines, Iowa wins 2016 InnovateHER Business Competition.
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  • Iowa Innovation Showcase Delivers a Taste of Innovation

    Posted by Barbara Hall on Mar 18, 2016
    Iowa Innovation (IICorp) and the Iowa Venture Capital Association are sponsoring an innovation tour of Iowa to help spread the message that Iowa is a great place to start and grow a business. If you think your town would be interested, but are not sure if you’re ready for a full-blown pitch event, please don’t hesitate to consider hosting a showcase.
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  • Dream Big Grow Here Announces Finalists

    Posted by Valyn Reinig on Mar 07, 2016
    The University of Northern Iowa Center for Business Growth and Innovation has announced 30 finalists in the Dream Big Grow Here business grant program. A pitch off event held in conjunction with Technology Association of Iowa’s Prometheus Awards scheduled to take place during the day of Thursday, April 14th in Des Moines to determine the six industry winners of $5,000.
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