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Food On A Stick at the Iowa State Fair

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As the summer winds down the Iowa State Fair is kicking off. This year the fair runs from August 10th-20th. The best part of the fair is seeing what the wares the food entrepreneurs bring. A fan favorite is food on a stick.

How Iowa Ranks for Veteran-Owned Businesses

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Did you know there are over 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses in the United States, according to the latest (2016?) U.S. Census Bureau data? They account for sales/receipts of $1.2 trillion. So we wondered, how does Iowa compare to other states in the Midwest when it comes to the number and impact of veteran-owned businesses?

Entrepreneur Spotlight: O’Brien’s Own Gourmet Granola

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The TSB program caters to women, individuals with minority status, service-connected disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities overcome some of the hurdles to start or grow a small business in Iowa. Mr. O’Brien spent 20 years in active duty for the U.S. Air Force before retiring in May 2007. At that point, he beginning to work at Rockwell Collins before resigning six years later to focus 100% on his company that he founded with his wife, Belinda.

Ideas for Success: Wright County Economic Development

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In this month’s Resource Partner highlight, we asked Wright County Economic Development director, Bryce Davis, to share how they are planning for growth and to discuss opportunities on the horizon.

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Brian Gumm - From Hobby to Full-Time Business

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Like many businesses, Ross Street Roasting Co. has the humble beginnings of starting in a basement shortly before that inevitable move to the garage. A garage in Tama, Iowa to be exact. Coffee roasting started out as a hobby for Brian Gumm and a way to provide some unique gifts to friends and family. That was in 2014. Flash forward to 2017 and his business serves cafes and retail stores in the Central Iowa area, as well as maintains an online store that serves the entire U.S....

Entrepreneur Spotlight - Ross' Restaurant, Interview with Melissa Friedhof-Rodgers

Entrepreneur Spotlight Ross' Restaurant

We all love our family. And for some of you, the idea of working with family could send shivers down your spine but millions of businesses are operated and run by family, and it works for many of them. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, 90% of American businesses are family-owned or controlled, accounting for 50% of the nation’s employment and 50% of the Gross National Product. This month, we wanted the spotlight to focus on family business so I talked with Melissa Friedhof-Rodgers, manager of Ross’ Restaurant in Bettendorf, IA.

Resource Partner Spotlight - Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce

Resource Partner Spotlight - Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce

This month we wanted to feature a chamber in a rural area and with a little bit of love in the air because it’s February, it wasn’t difficult to find a chamber that loves its community - Glenwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

Feature Article: Working from Home - A Love/Hate Relationship

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I have been working from home for almost eight years. I have a very love/hate relationship with the situation. And I’ve learned that giving advice about working from home is very similar to giving advice about parenting. What works for me, may not work for you because there are so many different scenarios for working from home. That being said, I want to share four considerations to make before you take the opportunity to work from home.

              
             

 

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