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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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  • Iowa Vendor Self Service: New Electronic Bidding System

    Posted by Kelly Green on Jun 15, 2015
    To enhance supplier access to state procurement opportunities and facilitate online solicitation responses, the Iowa Department of Administrative Services (DAS) has implemented Iowa Vendor Self Service (VSS).
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  • What Funders Want

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jun 08, 2015
    At the U.S.SourceLink conference, we asked funding experts to share what they look for in a grant proposal.
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  • Inspiration, Ideas, and Support Flourish at 1 Million Cups

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Jun 08, 2015
    Are you looking for an opportunity to share an idea and get feedback? Are you looking to meet other entrepreneurs and business owners? Do you want friendly feedback from business peers? Perhaps you seek to surround yourself with an energized business community. Whatever your needs, 1 Million Cups is the place to be.
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