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Got an Idea for a Startup? – Time to Write the Business Plan, Right? Think again.

When many of us went to business school, we learned that the path to entrepreneurial success starts with a well-crafted business plan, a solid pro forma and a reasonable ability to execute that plan. Follow that formula and you were on the path to certain riches, we were taught. I can’t tell you how many entrepreneurs have followed this path that ultimately lead to a failed startup or two, myself included.

One Definition Does Not Fit All: The Four Types of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs and independent business owners—they aren’t all the same, and the companies they lead aren’t either. One way to look at these differences is to classify entrepreneurs into these four types.

Court Your Customers Into Real Love

Are you running your business like your lack-luster relationships? Maybe it’s time to face up to your fears and complexities and start giving your customers some real love. Make this Valentine’s Day and this year a time when you show your best love yet! Here are a few things to consider when courting your customers.

Getting the Upper Hand

In this edition of Seinfeld on Startups, we look at how to get the upper hand in relationships, whether business or personal, and what can happen when it's you that holds the power.

The Tipping Point for Women's Entrepreneurship

Women’s entrepreneurship is growing in exciting and unique ways. Women are starting 1,200 new businesses per day – inventing products, solving problems, creating jobs and supporting their communities. The impact of women is undeniable. This level of growth is unprecedented.

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.

Tax Season is Upon Us!

Does prepping for taxes have you feeling a little overwhelmed? Here are a couple of tips to keep in mind to make sure the process is easier and goes smoothly.

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.

Startup Event Headed to Dubuque

Technori gathers 500 people together, every single month, to watch as five startups launch on-stage. TechnoriDBQ is looking for startups who are 0-24 months post-launch, either technology entrepreneurs, or entrepreneurs whose product/service has a strong technological backbone to pitch in April.

Grant Contest Makes it Easier to Apply

Applications are now being accepted for the statewide business grant competition, Dream Big Grow Here. There are six different industries, with each industry winner receiving $5,000.



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