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Thank You Resource Partners

Posted by Samantha Schupanitz on Nov 25, 2020

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Thank you IASourceLink Resource Partners! 

The Iowa small business community is like no other. A support system for entrepreneurs with ideas and dreams of all kinds. IASourceLink is proud to fuel this community. We are thankful for the dedication and hard work from all of our resource partners and Iowa entrepreneurs. This year has looked completely different for many of us in this community. Through all of the chaos and challenges, Iowa small businesses have continued to persevere. 

As we celebrate a time of thanks and giving, IASourceLink would like to appreciate our Iowa resource partners. A sincere thank you to our resource partners who have continuously advocated for the Iowa small business network. IASourceLink would not be the same without you! 

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! 

Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) - ABI is a broad-based organization of Iowa businesses working together to promote Iowa commerce. The philosophy behind this expanded organization is simple: there is strength in numbers. By including more and more diverse Iowa businesses, ABI is able to play an even more active role in shaping Iowa's future. Uniting around the key issues, which all businesses have in common provide ABI, and each ABI member, with a strong voice for change and progress in Iowa. Today, ABI represents a diverse group of businesses, including manufacturers, processors, retailers, insurance companies, financial institutions, publishers and printers, transportation services and the professions. 

Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) - The Iowa Economic Development Authority's (IEDA) mission is to strengthen economic and community vitality by building partnerships and leveraging resources to make Iowa the choice for people and business. Through two main divisions – business development and community development – IEDA administers several state and federal programs to meet its goals of assisting individuals, communities and businesses. IEDA works to achieve its mission and goals to benefit Iowans while maintaining a high level of transparency.

Center for Business Growth and Innovation - Serving entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the state of Iowa and beyond. The Center for Business Growth and Innovation’s team philosophy is to listen to the entrepreneurial community, imagine what we can do to fill gaps in their needs; then create sharable and collaboratively driven solutions leveraging our technology and university assets. Annually, we evaluate how we’ve done and strive to scale those resources that are effective to maximize economic impact for Iowa entrepreneurs.

Iowa Small Business Development Centers - America’s SBDC Iowa (SBDC) provides no cost, confidential, customized, professional business advice in all 99 Iowa counties to entrepreneurs and existing businesses. They present affordable workshops that teach practical skills and techniques, conduct research, provide comprehensive information services, and offer access to subject matter experts in a variety of fields. The program is a public-private partnership that leverages the resources of government, higher education, and the business community to assist Iowa’s businesses to grow and be successful. With 15 regional business assistance centers hosted by the three Iowa Regent institutions, ten community colleges, and one regional economic development entity, all coordinated through the state center at Iowa State University. Each regional center encourages unique local efforts, region to region and community to community, to meet small business needs throughout the state.

National Association of Women Business Owners - Iowa Chapter (NAWBO-IA) - The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the premier national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all industries. The NAWBO Iowa community fosters lasting connections and lifelong friendships between women on common ground. The association has been created to address nationwide public policy issues and the need to provide a united voice for women business owners in economic, social and political communities.