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Marketing Your Small Business Using Facebook

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Facebook is becoming the go to way in order to learn about a business and what they do. Be sure that your small business has a healthy and mission focused brand on social media. Use Facebook to place your brand in front of the right people at the right time and in the right ways. With the use of Facebook marketing you can reach your audience in a personable and creative way. How can you get creative and take advantage of marketing through Facebook? Find a few tips below!

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.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is Coming to Iowa

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program has helped entrepreneurs across the U.S. create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support services. This program is launching in Iowa this year, so we’re sending along information to our Targeted Small Businesses so you can learn more about it and apply if interested!

EntreFEST 2017 Speaker Nominations Now Open

EntreFEST is back and nominations for breakout session presenters are now underway!

Tri-State Procurement and Economic Development Summit

New event this March hopes to bring together economic development partners in a tri-state region.

Court Your Customers Into Real Love

Are you running your business like your lack-luster relationships? Maybe it’s time to face up to your fears and complexities and start giving your customers some real love. Make this Valentine’s Day and this year a time when you show your best love yet! Here are a few things to consider when courting your customers.

Venture School Info Sessions Begin Soon

Des Moines and the Cedar Valley will again host the Venture School program early next year. Venture School is an exciting, yet intensive, program created to accelerate the startup process while increasing chance for success.

Build It and They Will Come?

With my recent trip to Silicon Valley to take a deep dive into the lean startup methodology offered by Steve Blank and the National Science Foundation, several fundamental flaws in our approach to entrepreneurship were identified by Blank and his team.

Main Street Resources

Main Street business? Check out some of these resources and tips on how you can capitalize on the Main Street community!

SBA Offers SBA 101 Workshop in Cedar Rapids on October 19th

The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a free SBA 101 workshop for existing and start-up businesses on Monday, October 19th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Cedar Rapids.

              
             

 

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