Author - Sophie Troxell

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Create With Canva: Enhance Your Brand On Social Media

Visuals can be used to enhance your brand's presence on social media. According to Sprout Social, visuals can grab viewers' attention and boost engagements dramatically. Just think, has a social media post recently caught your eye? More than likely, it's because a compelling image was used to convey a message....

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Blogging for your Small Business

Small businesses are utilizing blogs to start casual conversations among their consumers. Additionally, small businesses are using blogs to generate credibility and establish a voice. A blog is a great way to reach your audience with professional and relevant content. A blog is also a way to fill your social...

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How To Use ChatGPT To Boost Your Small Business Marketing Presence

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence language model developed by OpenAI that can generate natural-sounding text in response to a variety of prompts. For small business owners in Iowa, ChatGPT can be an incredibly useful tool for improving marketing, social media content creation, and customer service initiatives. By using ChatGPT to...

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IASourceLink Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary: A Letter From Our Leader

Welcome! Patrick here with a few thoughts on the ten year anniversary of IASourceLink. For those that haven’t heard, IASourceLink has been serving the small business and entrepreneurship community for the past ten years in Iowa. Launched in November of 2012, the IASourceLink platform is operated as a partnership between...

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Iowa Workforce Development Launches Tools for Employers

Iowa Workforce Development has launched its new Business Engagement Division, a one-stop shop to assist Iowa employers at any point in their business cycle. Whether you’re developing, expanding, or consolidating your business, IWD can help facilitate your workforce needs. IWD experts can provide one-on-one assistance with a host of questions, whether...

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Iowa Department Of Revenue Launches Video Tutorials For Iowa Taxpayers

The Iowa Department of Revenue and other state agencies are modernizing technology and processes to better serve Iowa taxpayers. In addition to the launch of the GovConnectIowa portal, the Iowa Department of Revenue added multiple video tutorials to their YouTube Channel. Previously highlighted in the IDR/IASourceLink Iowa Tax Webinar series, Iowa taxpayers can now...

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Apply TODAY: John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

The 2022 applications are now being accepted for the Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition. The John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition contest is intended to encourage and promote entrepreneurial activity and create greater awareness of the resources available to entrepreneurs in Iowa. We encourage innovative, new ventures to participate. Judges selected...

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SBA Announces Winners of 2022 Iowa Small Business Champion of the Year Awards

As part of the upcoming National Small Business Week 2022, set for May 1st-7th, the SBA’s Iowa District Office has announced the winners of its 2022 Iowa Small Business Champion of the Year Awards. Read below for more information, or scroll down to view this year's award recipients. In recognition of...

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The Economic Impact of COVID-19: IEDA Survey

The Iowa Economic Development Authority is once again partnering with the University of Northern Iowa – Institute for Decision Making and Strategic Marketing Services – to undertake a survey to assess the current economic conditions and ongoing impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on Iowa’s businesses and nonprofit organizations. IEDA will again...

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Grow Cedar Valley Launches CO.STARTERS Program for Entrepreneurs

Grow Cedar Valley will soon offer CO.STARTERS, a 10-session, cohort-based program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action. Read more from the Grow CV Press Release, below. Drawing from the experience of successful entrepreneurs and startup veterans from around...

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