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The Resource Navigator - Now Even Smarter!

Does your organization specialize in serving certain demographic clients or excel in a particular area of service? If so, we can now better showcase those unique capabilities through the IASourceLink Resource Navigator!

Resource Partner - Main Street Mount Pleasant

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Iowa Main Street Challenge Grants have been helping Iowa’s Main Street communities revitalize downtowns for over fifteen years. These dollar-for-dollar match grants leverage four times the state’s investment into rehabilitation projects that help bring life back to underutilized and neglected buildings. Main Street Mount Pleasant was a recent recipient of funds and we asked Main Street Director, Lisa Oetken, to share some thoughts on how the grant proceeds will benefit their community.

DMACC Foundation Entrepreneurship Competition

For decades Des Moines Area Community College has helped thousands of individuals bridge the gap between idea and entrepreneurship. Every day DMACC supports Iowa small business by providing current and future employees with access to the fuel that powers the American dream: education.

New Business Contest Launched for Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups

Do you have an idea or innovation to solve a problem but aren't sure what the next step is in building that into a business? Apply for Iowa's Great Idea Challenge now through March 31, 2017 for your chance to win up to $1,000.

Voice of the Customer – The Junior Mint

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We encounter startups on an almost daily basis who have created the next “sliced bread”, they love it and just know everyone else is going to love it too. Maybe. But all too often, we fling their Junior Mint through the air because we don’t like it, we don’t want it, so don’t even try to sell it to us.

March: the Month of Green

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Green seems to be the unofficial color of March. From the shamrocks and leprechauns of St. Patrick’s Day to the grass and foliage starting to wake up from its winter slumber, the color green will soon be everywhere. So why not add to it by also going green with your business practices? Here are four things you can start today that will lessen your environmental impact and make your competitors green with envy.

Resource Partner - Iowa Waste Reduction Center

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With over 350 public organizations spanning a vast array of services, it’s no wonder the Resource Navigator is a top choice for Iowa businesses when they need assistance. For March’s Resource Partner, we thought green - St. Patrick’s Day, spring is coming, Earth Day is around the corner. And one of the resource partners at the University of Northern Iowa fits the green topic very well - the Iowa Waste Reduction Center.

$25,000 Could Be Yours! FexEx Small Business Grant Contest

The 2017 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is open! Whether you've been running your small business for six months or 16 years, submit your business' story by March 29 for a chance to win!

2017 American Small Business Championship and the SCORE Awards

What makes your business unique? Answering that question could put your business in the running for great prizes and national recognition!

Entrepreneur Spotlight - Ross' Restaurant, Interview with Melissa Friedhof-Rodgers

Entrepreneur Spotlight Ross' Restaurant

We all love our family. And for some of you, the idea of working with family could send shivers down your spine but millions of businesses are operated and run by family, and it works for many of them. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, 90% of American businesses are family-owned or controlled, accounting for 50% of the nation’s employment and 50% of the Gross National Product. This month, we wanted the spotlight to focus on family business so I talked with Melissa Friedhof-Rodgers, manager of Ross’ Restaurant in Bettendorf, IA.

              
             

 

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