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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.

Redefining Small Business Success through Commitment to Community

Spend just an hour with Tricia Rivas and you quickly appreciate everything that is great about small business. Rivas’ enthusiasm for her employees, clients and community is contagious. The owner of Trixie’s Salon, with three locations in Des Moines and Altoona, knows small business success isn’t just about making money. It is also about making a difference in the community you serve.

Using Available Resources to Strategically Grow Your Business

Small business success is as much about the growth of the owner as the business itself. Clint Dudley, owner of Shade Tree Auto in Grimes, learned this important lesson by investing in his own professional development.

Toppling Goliath Makes its Mark on the Craft Brewing Industry

An extensive business background and a love of craft beer led Clark Lewey and his team ofToppling Goliath innovators to build Toppling Goliath into the giant of Iowa’s beer industry.