Want to Contribute?

Send your content to info@iasourcelink.com 
and we'll review your submission and let you know if it makes the cut. Articles need to be original copy, cannot be a sales pitch for your business, and should be geared towards entrepreneurs and small business owners. Accepted articles will be posted under the Guest Blogger name, but the writer can have their name and business title in the byline. Here are some topics we'd like to see:

  • leadership
  • networking
  • time management
  • entrepreneur stories
  • personal coaching
  • social media
  • succession planning
  • tax help
  • marketing
  • human resources

IASourceLink Blog

Thank You Resource Partners

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With over 360 resource partners in our navigator, IASourceLink is the go to for all things startup in Iowa. Whether you are looking to start, grow, exit, or fund your business we have a resource partner that can assist you. In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, IASourceLink would like to highlight a few of our resource partners. Check out their information below!

Introducing: A Fresh Face For IASourceLink

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We have a very exciting announcement for our entre-community! Over the past few months, our team has been working day and night to provide entrepreneurs across the state of Iowa with a fresh take on all things startup. In correspondence with Global Entrepreneurship Week, the IASourceLink team is honored to present our new and improved website! Although we’ve refreshed our identity with a modern take on branding, there is more to explore within our sleek new interface. Powered by SourceLink, our website was constructed with a mission to provide step by step guidance to entrepreneurs like you on a user friendly platform.

2020 Global Entrepreneurship Week

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November is here and Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is right around the corner! This year has been unlike anything we have seen before, especially in the small business and entrepreneurial community. It is time to celebrate all the successes, big and small during this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 16-21. The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center of North Iowa Area Community College in conjunction with the Iowa Small Business Development Center have prepared several events in spirit of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Check out their wide range of events going on throughout the week!

Optimize Your Social Media Content: Sizing for Success

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Whether it's an update to your Facebook Feed, a fresh Instagram Story, or a new video on your YouTube Channel, navigating the specific media sizes for your social network is a step you don't want to miss. Today, we're here to answer one of your most frequently asked questions - "What size should my social content be?"

The CBGI Presents: Digital Marketing Webinar Series

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The Center for Business Growth and Innovation of the University of Northern Iowa presents a mini Digital Marketing Webinar Series this October and into November. The series will include four virtual sessions. Each session will include a live Q&A. Look forward to topics on building a brand using Facebook, Facebook Advertising for businesses, blogging as a marketing tool, and utilizing Instagram to gain exposure. We are excited to share insight on the power of digital marketing and the impact it can make on a business. Business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators, and startups are encouraged to attend these free webinars!

Create With Canva: Enhance Your Brand On Social Media

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When posting to social media, Canva can be a powerful tool to enhance your branded content and boost engagements. A study by OKDork and BuzzSumo analyzed 100 million articles and found that including an image with a post on Facebook more than tripled the amount of shares that post received, while on Twitter shares more than doubled. So, are you ready to start creating? Check out our tips for sprucing up your social.

How to Come up With a Business Idea

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Are you searching for a business idea? Having troubles organizing your thoughts? Consider these few excersises when searching for the perfect business idea. Learn how to use an ideation notepad and problem braindumb to filter your thoughts into ideas. Furthermore, learn about the Value Proposition Canvas and how this tool can help you springboard your business.

National Small Business Week

This week, we're celebrating National Small Business Week! Our economy depends on entrepreneurs. Here's how they're being recognized

Blogging for your Small Business

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Pondering blogging for your small business? Is a blog the right platform for my small business? Will a blog help to increase my sales or exposure? Consider these few ideas before you start!

Facebook Business: Do's and Don'ts

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Utilizing Facebook for business can be tough, but we're here to help. Check out our Do's and Don'ts for operating your Facebook Business page.