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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.

Making 2016 a Strong Year

It’s a new year, and I’m guessing each of you have 2016 goals crafted in some form or another. Whether they’re written in a place where you see them every morning or tucked away as more of a mental checklist, now is the time of year where we tend to focus on what matters most to us. In developing plans for your future, it’s critical to consider your strengths and how those unique talents combine together to meet your desired outcomes.

The View From the Top Can Be Lonely

The view at the top can be lonely, but it’s often the best view of all. Advance Iowa Round Tables provide value to business owners by having them interact with colleagues who face similar leadership and business situations.

Benefits of Mentoring

Entrepreneurs, especially start-up businesses, benefit from the support and guidance that a mentor often provides. But what makes a good mentor and why do mentors agree to mentor another person—what’s in it for them?

NAWBO Iowa Monthly Program

NAWBO Iowa hosts experts from Merit Resources on Health Care Reform at its monthly luncheon program on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Des Moines.

Happy Women’s History Month

At the Council, we believe in the power and promise of women’s entrepreneurship and there isn't a better time to celebrate this than during Women’s History Month.

Learning New Skills Through Video

Why spend several hours or days learning a new skill by reading a book, when you can watch a video in half the time?

Seinfeld on Startups: Really Tight Pants

In this month's "Seinfeld on Startups" segment, we learn that continuous improvement can only be reached through trial and error.

Upcoming Business/Entrepreneurship MOOC Courses

Massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) are a great way for entrepreneurs and small business owners to continue their education or learn about something new. Here is a list of upcoming courses being offered by the leading MOOC providers from around the web.



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