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  • Female Entrepreneurs Selected for Invest in She Event - Des Moines

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on May 25, 2016 | 0 comments
    Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) has announced the six female entrepreneurs that will compete in the June 9 Invest in She competition held at Drake University’s Olmsted Center. Finalists include Iowa women-owned businesses ranging from the agricultural sector to wholesale recyclable products to home decor.
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  • Spring Cleaning

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on May 24, 2016 | 0 comments
    It’s spring! Growing up in Iowa, the coming of warmer weather also meant the dreaded spring house cleaning – curtains, windows, floors, carpets; the list seemed endless. I never understood why those long-awaited-for warm days had to be spent inside with the dust, when all I wanted to do was run barefoot outdoors. As a result, I now rebel from this old routine and tend to just keep things tidy year round. This practice could hold true for your business as well.
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  • Iowa Downtown Forums Coming in June

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on May 24, 2016 | 0 comments
    A thriving downtown is the beating heart of a community, and local businesses are the arteries keeping that beat loud and strong. Even if a business isn’t on the city square or Main Street, it benefits from the increased traffic and commerce the draw of a vibrant downtown can provide – everyone wins.
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  • Dream Big Grow Here 2016

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on May 04, 2016 | 0 comments
    We had a tough time choosing finalists after 130 outstanding contestants sent in their video submission for our 2016 Dream Big Grow Here Competition. This competition was established to help dreamers grow their business and to celebrate small business in Iowa.
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  • A Special Invitation to Attend Iowa's Small Business Week Awards Celebration

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Apr 27, 2016 | 0 comments
    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 | 0 comments
    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 | 0 comments
    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 | 0 comments
    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 | 0 comments
    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 | 0 comments
    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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