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Business Ownership is a Calling

Jason and Brook Craig, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, had always felt that they should own their own business, but for years never pulled the trigger. It took a traumatic, near-death experience – as well as some help and advice from a banker at Northwest Bank – for Jason and Brook to decide it was finally time to make their dreams a reality.

Immigrant entrepreneur realizes American dream through restaurant success

Generations of immigrants come to America in pursuit of a better life and the dream of small business ownership. Blanca Plascencia, owner of El Fogon Mexican Grill in West Des Moines, is now living hers after years of hard work and perseverance.

SBA to Host Lender Matchmaking Fair for Entrepreneurs

Are you seeking financing to start or expand a business? This upcoming Matchmaking Fair might be for you. But hurry - registration is limited!

Funding Available for Iowa Communities to Remove Nuisance Property

A new program has been launched by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) to help communities clean up blighted properties and dilapidated or unsafe structures, and Iowa's smaller communities receive first priority to tap into the available funds.

Iowa Center for Economic Success Ups the Ante- for Small Business

Over 90% of Iowa businesses gross under $1,000,000. These businesses are our main street retailers and restaurants as well as our bakers, grocers, craftspeople, accountants, lawyers, and artists. At the Iowa Center for Economic Success (formerly ISED Ventures), we are dedicated to working specifically with these small businesses.

ECICOG’s Loan Funds: Funding to Help Businesses Grow

If you are aware of a business that needs help getting off the ground or needs assistance in acquiring a loan to expand, the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) may be able to help. ECICOG not only manages its own revolving loan fund but also administers a variety of local loan programs.

Grants Through the Iowa Student Internship Program

Are you interested in connecting with young talent with a fresh perspective? The Iowa Student Internship Program is your chance to work with emerging leaders, by providing students with hands-on work experience. It’s also a great opportunity for your company to see their skills and talents in action!

Micro Loans: What Are They and How Do You Get One?

Micro loans: What are they? How do you get one? You know, the who, what, where, when section.

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Applying for a Business Loan

Obtaining funds is an important milestone in a business’s development. The process can often be intimidating. Here are 5 steps to keep in mind when thinking about business capital.

SBA, Expanding Outreach to Minority Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it renewed its partnership agreement with the Minority Business RoundTable (MBRT) to continue joint outreach efforts to minority entrepreneurs.

              
             

 

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