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  • Build It and They Will Come?

    Posted by Wade Steenhoek on Dec 01, 2015
    With my recent trip to Silicon Valley to take a deep dive into the lean startup methodology offered by Steve Blank and the National Science Foundation, several fundamental flaws in our approach to entrepreneurship were identified by Blank and his team.
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  • Benefits of Mentoring

    Posted by Jean Kruse on Nov 30, 2015
    Entrepreneurs, especially start-up businesses, benefit from the support and guidance that a mentor often provides. But what makes a good mentor and why do mentors agree to mentor another person—what’s in it for them?
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  • Sales Tax Tips – Iowa, Nebraska, & South Dakota

    Posted by Greg Stokke on Nov 12, 2015
    Businesses that operate in multiple states may find it difficult to be fully aware of the rules regarding proper collection of sales/use tax in each of those states. While some similarities exist between states, there are also a number of situations where states will have a differing treatment of certain transactions.
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  • Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)

    Posted by Amy Kuhlers on Nov 04, 2015
    Fling the lid off your entrepreneurial box and jump into a worldwide movement with entrepreneurs from over 160 countries crossing six continents. It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week and it’s happening November 16-22!
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  • Main Street Resources

    Posted by Jess Marsh on Nov 04, 2015
    Main Street business? Check out some of these resources and tips on how you can capitalize on the Main Street community!
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  • Dream Big Grow Here Program Returns

    Posted by Valyn Reinig on Oct 29, 2015
    Are you looking to grow your business with new marketing skills and more cash? Then you should consider participating in the Dream Big Grow Here program, through the Center for Business Growth and Innovation at the University of Northern Iowa.
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  • Time to Showcase Iowa BioTech Innovation

    Posted by Joe Hrdlicka on Oct 20, 2015
    Our state has a rich tradition of biotech innovation. The Iowa Biotechnology Association hopes to continue that tradition with a “first-ever”, day-long Biotech Innovation Showcase we’re adding to the agenda for our “Partnering For Growth” forum on Wednesday, March 30th.
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  • Iowa's Largest Event for Startups and Entrepreneurs

    Posted by Jessalyn Holdcraft on Oct 20, 2015
    ​On November 5th, 9 teams will have 6 minutes each to pitch their businesses and tell the community what they have been building over the 94 days in the Iowa Startup Accelerator program.
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  • Business Ownership Transition Seminars

    Posted by Mike Hulme on Oct 14, 2015
    Financial Resource Advisors will present two seminars on Business Ownership Transition in the next few weeks.
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  • Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants Announced

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Oct 13, 2015
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today awarded $924,000 in Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants to 14 communities around the state.
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