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  • GEW

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Oct 11, 2016 | 0 comments
    Originally launched in 2008 by former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Carl Schramm, former president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week now spans the globe with nearly 25,000 partner organizations planning more than 37,000 entrepreneurial activities and engaging over 10 million people. These local, national and global events stem from large-scale competitions to small networking gatherings, all geared towards celebrating entrepreneurial success.
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  • From the Desk of Director Durham

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Oct 11, 2016 | 0 comments
    Many of you are familiar with Iowa’s Targeted Small Business program or TSB as it’s commonly called. It was created by the legislature in the mid-1980’s to provide access to procurement opportunities and financial resources for businesses owned by women, minority group members, persons with disabilities and service disabled veterans.
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  • Ottumwa Economic Development

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Oct 11, 2016 | 0 comments
    The economic development groups in our communities are crucial for not only bringing in new businesses but also developing programs to promote relocation, expansion, and retention to the area. The Ottumwa Area Development Corporation, also known as the Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation (OEDC), is no different.
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  • TSB

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Oct 11, 2016 | 0 comments
    Of those women-owned businesses, only a handful are Certified Targeted Small Businesses (TSB). Earlier this year, however, a group of stakeholders from a various state agencies and departments devoted a week to participating in a Lean event focused on growing the number of Iowa’s Certified TSB’s by streamlining and enhancing Iowa’s TSB certification process.
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  • Manufacturing Day Events Near You

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Oct 06, 2016 | 0 comments
    Over 120 events taking place in all corners and regions of Iowa are taking place throughout the month. Some highlights for our manufacturing friends:
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  • CIRAS: Helping Iowa Manufacturers Thrive

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Oct 06, 2016 | 0 comments
    According to a recent survey, roughly 75 percent of manufacturers are playing an old-school game – one focused largely on making higher-quality products than their competitors and hoping that this advantage will woo more customers to their doors.
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  • That's Made Here?!?!

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Oct 06, 2016 | 0 comments
    While Iowa may be known around the country for farming and insurance, we have so much more going on, including a bustling manufacturing industry.
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  • SBA National Small Business Award Nomination Period Opens

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Sep 22, 2016 | 0 comments
    Do you know a small business or business champion that goes above and beyond? The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2017 National Small Business Week Awards, and the Iowa SBA District Office will also be recognizing several Iowa-specific awards.
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  • Venture School Application is Closing Soon!

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Sep 15, 2016 | 0 comments
    The application period for the University of Iowa's fall Venture School cohort is still open – don’t miss your opportunity to apply! Locations for fall sessions include Des Moines, Iowa City, and a new online option. This online option allows our program to reach anyone within the state of Iowa.
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  • Business Leadership Network Community Grant

    Posted by IASourceLink Admin on Sep 12, 2016 | 0 comments
    The University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Business Leadership Network are excited to release the second Community Grant Project Request for Proposals (RFP). The College has an ongoing interest in collaborating with Iowa communities to meet the increasing needs for public health-related initiatives and projects.
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