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

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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 our blog for more info and to view this year's award recipients.

The Economic Impact of COVID-19: IEDA Survey

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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.

Grow Cedar Valley Launches CO.STARTERS Program for Entrepreneurs

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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 in this blog from IASourceLink. ​

Des Moines Partnership Launches Innovation Dashboard To Measure Iowa's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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The Greater Des Moines Partnership and Clay & Milk are partnering to develop the Iowa Innovation Dashboard, a comprehensive indicator of entrepreneurial activity in the state of Iowa.

What is a C Corporation? | IASourceLink

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Part four of our Business Structure Blog Series is HERE! Click to learn about all things C corporation.

What is an S Corporation? | IASourceLink

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Part 3 of our Business Structure Blog Series is HERE! Read our newest blog to learn whether an S Corporation is right for your business. An S Corporation, or S Subchapter, is another type of legal business entity. What makes an S Corporation stand out from the others? The main difference is that the business elects to pass income, losses, deductions, and credits to their shareholders. This is a major tax advantage as shareholders report these incomes and losses on their personal tax return — allowing the business to avoid double taxation.

LLC Meaning, What is an LLC? | IASourceLink

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Welcome to part 2 of our Business Structure Series, where we'll be covering all things LLC. An LLC is a business structure that protects the owner from personal responsibility for its debts. It’s similar to a corporation, but also offers the same pass-through taxation benefit as sole proprietorships (LINK TO NEW BLOG POST). Essentially, it’s a combination of two other popular business structures: corporations and sole proprietorships.

Sole Proprietorship Definition, Meaning | IASourceLink

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Introducing: Business Structure Series on IASourceLink. Today, were talking all things Sole Proprietorship. Stay tuned to learn the different structures for your small business, including LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp on our IASourceLink blog.

Motivation vs. Stagnation: We'll Get Through It!

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We all know that 2020 was a challenge, to say the least. Trying to keep a business afloat can be hard enough during good times let alone during a pandemic and it can be easy to lose motivation when you can’t see the win at the end of your day. So, when you find yourself in a slump how can you recharge your battery and set your sights on change? It might not be simple – life is always so much easier when we are drifting towards complacency – but here’s a few tips to get started on growing new habits and gaining inspiration!