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IASourceLink Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary: A Letter From Our Leader

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Creating Stories On Social Media For Small Business Owners

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Social media stories are a great digital marketing tool when it comes to small businesses. This blog will educate about social media stories on two popular platforms, Facebook and Instagram. By incorporating social media stories into your marketing strategy, you'll increase follower engagement and take your brand’s exposure to new heights! Also, check out how some small businesses in Iowa are already using these stories!

Iowa Workforce Development Launches Tools for Employers

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Email Marketing For Your Small Business

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Email marketing plays an important role when owning a small business. This blog will share five important components of a good email marketing campaign and helpful information on how to get started. After this read, you'll have a better understanding on how email marketing works and the many benefits of it for your small business.

Do I Need a Business License?

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Not sure if you need a business license to start your business in Iowa? Learn about business licensing in Iowa and how to get one today!

Iowa Department Of Revenue Launches Video Tutorials For Iowa Taxpayers

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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.

Apply TODAY: John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition

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

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.

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. ​