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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.

Join the Fall 2020 Venture School Cohort

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Calling all inventors, entrepreneurs, start-ups, small business owners, non-profits, and corporate innovative teams! Applications are open for the Fall 2020 Venture School Cohort. If you are looking to test a product, solidify a business model, or expand on an idea, this program provides a supportive and innovative environment to do so.

Meetings, Galore! How to Host Meetings That Don't Suck With Freakonomics Radio

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Were mastering the art of virtual meetings with the help of Stephen J. Dubner from Freakonomics Radio. Here's how you can too: