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5 Steps to Advance your Business’s Digital Marketing

5 Steps to improve your Business's Digital Marketing

In today’s digital marketing world, 9 out of 10 times the relationship you are creating with your customers is starting online. With this in mind, it is important to have an online presence that is showcasing your brand in the way you want. Find 5 helpful steps to enhance your business's digital marketing presence.

Shop to Support: Black-Owned Businesses

Are you looking to try a new restaurant, boutique, or professional service? If you're located in the Des Moines area, don't forget to check out these 5 black owned businesses in this weeks spotlight.

Panther Biz Headquarters

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The Panther Biz Headquarters (PBHQ) is a student-led program out of UNI’s Center for Business Growth and Innovation (CBGI). Started in 2018, the program has helped over 30 small businesses across Iowa with their digital marketing needs. The PBHQ gives students the opportunity to gain experience in their field while connecting and helping small businesses.

NAWBO Iowa Launches New Business Institute

NAWBO Iowa (National Association of Women Business Owners) is launching its NEW Business Institute this summer, uniquely designed for women business owners who own an established business that has not yet reached $1 million in revenue, but who fall into what’s considered the ‘missing middle.’

Featured Resource Partner - NAWBO Iowa

NAWBO – the National Association of Women Business Owners - came to Iowa in 1986 under the leadership of a dozen committed women business owners. Through the years, the chapter has engaged hundreds of passionate and forward-looking women in collaboration to accelerate growth for the state’s women-owned firms.

John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition to Once Again Award $100,000 in Cash Prizes

Marketing Your Business Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Small businesses are definitely feeling the affects of the economic uncertainty forced upon them in this unprecedented time. New situations require businesses to revamp strategies to market their products and services in ways maybe not thought of only months before. To help provide retail and service businesses with marketing ideas, the Main Street Iowa Program has developed webinars on e-commerce, positive outreach and social media that are worth a view.

Featured Resource Provider - Iowa Center for Economic Success

The Iowa Center for Economic Success is a non-profit organization helping to empower Iowans with the potential to exceed as they pursue opportunities for financial success. This is done through educational and networking events and capital and investment opportunities. Although located in Des Moines, most services they provide are available statewide and staff regularly travel to different locations in Iowa. Here’s a snapshot of what the Iowa Center for Economic Success offers!

Business Entity Report Filing in Iowa - Fast Track System

The filing process for Iowa businesses is better than ever thanks to the Fast Track Filing system launched by the Secretary of State’s Office. Secretary Pate announced today that biennial report filing is now available using the system. Businesses that are registered with the state are required to file reports every two years. Approximately 70,000 Iowa businesses will file biennial reports in 2020.

10 Tips for Small Business Saturday Success

For millions of small businesses across the United States, it's getting close to the most wonderful time of the year: Small Business Saturday! Small Business Saturday is a way for consumers to usher in the busy holiday shopping season and make an impact in their community by supporting independently owned businesses.