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JPEC Venture School Accepting Application

Venture School is now accepting applications to participate in its fall 2017 program, which emphasizes real-world entrepreneurship and innovation based on leading edge curriculum taught by serial entrepreneurs. Participants will gain marketing expertise and real-world knowledge and skills to help them launch their ideas. Venture School is looking for hardworking teams located in Des Moines, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, and across the state that are dedicated to learning and working cohesively to apply.

Business Consulting Resources Available

After launching a startup, everyone needs a little help! Did you know that the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’s Business Consulting Services assist startups and businesses across the state of Iowa? This program provides affordable strategic results for clients, while also exposing students to real-world experiences.

Becoming an Entrepreneur - Interview with David Ballheim

I would recommend you really know and trust your financial resources. Of all the challenges I have faced the financial challenges in the beginning were the ones that kept me up at night. Whether you are self-financing your business, borrowing from a family member or going to the bank you must really understand what you’re getting into. If you’re self-financing, be extremely honest with yourself and the potential impact your investment will have on your household. If you’re borrowing from a family member think of what you’d do if that resource suddenly went away.

Work for Yourself@50+

Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation and also pave the way to greater financial security down the road?

TSB

Of those women-owned businesses, only a handful are Certified Targeted Small Businesses (TSB). Earlier this year, however, a group of stakeholders from a various state agencies and departments devoted a week to participating in a Lean event focused on growing the number of Iowa’s Certified TSB’s by streamlining and enhancing Iowa’s TSB certification process.

Venture School Application is Closing Soon!

The application period for the University of Iowa's fall Venture School cohort is still open – don’t miss your opportunity to apply! Locations for fall sessions include Des Moines, Iowa City, and a new online option. This online option allows our program to reach anyone within the state of Iowa.

EntreFEST 2017 Speaker Nominations Now Open

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

Venture School Starts Statewide Kickoff

Do you have a bright idea and want to see if you can turn it into a successful business? Venture School may be just what you need!

Women: Dream Big, Think BIGGER

Women, this event is for you. Thinking about starting a business? This event is for you. Own a business and want to grow it? This event is for you. Have an idea you want to protect but don’t know how? This event is for you. Want to meet other female entrepreneurs? This event is for you. Want to know more about how to apply for billions of dollars in available federal funding for innovative businesses? This event is for you.

TCB - Taking Care of Business

Entrepreneurs often follow the path of copying another business and simply charging less for the product or service in order to create demand. They assume they can get by on less profit per job because they will “make it up on volume”. They don’t take a salary for months and all they are really doing is artificially propping up something that should have had the plug pulled long ago.

              
             

 

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