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Resource Partner Highlight - Advance Iowa

Does your company value its employees and place an importance on people? In the midst of the stresses that comes with running a business, a healthy company culture can be easily forgotten. This month I sat down with Dan Beenken, Director of Advance Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Business Growth and Innovation to talk about how to jump-start your company culture with the help of some valuable resources offered by Advance Iowa.

Sioux City Gets Ready for the 4th Annual Launch Week

A week of events relating to innovation and entrepreneurship will take place in Sioux City as part of the 4th annual Launch Week, November 3rd – 10th. With speakers, startup presentations and plenty of networking, Launch Week aims to inspire, motivate, and promote collaboration among professionals.

EntreFEST 2017 Speaker Nominations Now Open

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

Business Ownership Transition Seminars

Financial Resource Advisors will present two seminars on Business Ownership Transition in the next few weeks.

Succession Planning: Tips For Success

When your company reaches a certain size it needs a different kind of assistance. Advance Iowa is here to help you through these new challenges.

Funding Available for Iowa companies interested in exploring the creation of an ESOP program

Since July 2014, IEDA has awarded forgivable loans to seven companies interested in establishing an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The ESOP Formation Assistance Program provides up to $25,000 to defray the upfront costs of feasibility studies for forming an ESOP.

What is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan?

Whether used as an exit strategy or vehicle to raise capital for growth, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) can be a powerful tool for rewarding your employees for their contribution to the success of your business.

Succession Planning: One of the Toughest Issues for Owners

Plenty of small business owners find themselves asking what they should do with their business once it's off the ground? Should they sell it and retire? or should they keep it and pass it on to their family?

'Take Root' Focuses on Farm Business and Succession Planning

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation launched a new program today to help farmers develop business and succession plans called Take Root. Read on to learn more.

Best Resources for Selling a Business

So you’ve done it, you’ve reached that goal that every entrepreneur chases when dreaming up their own big business idea. You have created, opened, and run a successful business. What now? If your business has been successful, you may want to look into selling it.

              
             

 

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