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Posted Mar 21, 2019 by Amy Kuhlers
Applications for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition are now being accepted. The fourteenth annual statewide competition will be awarding $100,000 in cash prizes!
Posted Mar 20, 2019 by Amy Kuhlers
Brad and Angie Barber dreamed up the idea for Cabin Coffee back in 2001. They knew Brad’s current career would likely transfer them out of state soon, but the Barbers wanted to stay in Clear Lake, Iowa. They started Cabin Coffee in 2002 with a single retail location in Clear Lake and have steadily and sustainably grown Cabin Coffee over the last 17 years, going from a start-up business with no employees to having sales of $5.5 million and 140 employees in 2017.
Posted Feb 25, 2019 by Amy Kuhlers
FedEx Corp. has launched its seventh annual Small Business Grant Contest. The contest offers a collective prize pool of $220,500 that will be awarded to 10 winning small businesses. Winners will also receive an additional dollar amount in credit to use toward FedEx Office print and business services to help run their businesses. The contest is open to U.S.-based for-profit small businesses with 99 or fewer employees and operating for six months or more.
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