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EntreFEST 2017 Speaker Nominations Now Open

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

9 Resources for Veteran Small Business Owners

According to the 2012 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there are over 23,000 veteran-owned businesses. And in that snapshot of time, those 23,000 businesses had almost 60,000 employees. It’s safe to say that the small business and employment landscape in Iowa would be very different without these businesses. And it’s no surprise so many veterans go on to be business owners after their service through the Armed Forces. The skills needed to own a business are tied very closely with the skills many veterans acquire throughout their military training - leadership, discipline and strong decision-making ability, just to name a few.

Are Your Employee Classifications and Pay Policies Up to Date?

With a new year comes the opportunity to re-evaluate and re-educate yourself on human resource compliance changes. Lapses in compliance efforts are often not discovered until there’s a problem or a lawsuit is filed. Proactively managing your policies and procedures can help you avoid these scenarios.

Home Base Iowa Continues to Grow

Home Base Iowa continues to connect transitioning military members and veterans with career opportunities in Iowa companies. This unique program is tailored to a state which ranks third in the U.S. for job creation, allows for no state taxes on military pension, offers a cost of living below the national average and has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.

Free National Preparedness Month Webinar Series

Get your business ready for any kind of disaster with these 30-minute webinars throughout September.

New Tax Penalty on Small Business Health Insurance

Small business groups are sounding a warning about an obscure Internal Revenue Service rule that takes effect Wednesday imposing heavy fines on small businesses for helping defray the cost of their workers’ insurance or medical expenses.

How to Welcome New Business Partners (and Make Sure You Get Along)

Most businesses either start with or grow to include more than one owner. Your business may seek out new business partners to help you grow strategically or secure additional capital. Business owners seek out additional partners for a variety of reasons:

Affordable Care Act 101 Overview Sessions

The U.S. Small Business Administration will hold an overview of the Affordable Care Act for small businesses in Des Moines still looking for basic information on ACA and what it means for their business.

Keep Up Your Guard Against Credit Card Fraud

Just because your business is small doesn’t mean you’re defenseless against credit card fraud. Here are some simple ways to safeguard both your point-of-sale and back office operations.

Key Resources, Key Activities and Costs (Part 1)

What do you have, what do you need to buy and what’s the total cost? Common mistakes that many startups face.



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