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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.

From the Desk of Director Durham- 4/1/2016

Promoting your organization through a gathering during Economic Development Week helps build understanding in your community of the long-lasting benefits economic developers help to achieve.

Iowa Innovation Showcase Delivers a Taste of Innovation

Iowa Innovation (IICorp) and the Iowa Venture Capital Association are sponsoring an innovation tour of Iowa to help spread the message that Iowa is a great place to start and grow a business. If you think your town would be interested, but are not sure if you’re ready for a full-blown pitch event, please don’t hesitate to consider hosting a showcase.

Dream Big Grow Here Announces Finalists

The University of Northern Iowa Center for Business Growth and Innovation has announced 30 finalists in the Dream Big Grow Here business grant program. A pitch off event held in conjunction with Technology Association of Iowa’s Prometheus Awards scheduled to take place during the day of Thursday, April 14th in Des Moines to determine the six industry winners of $5,000.

Iowa Redevelopment Tax Credit Program

Did you know that state and federal tax incentives exist that can make the purchase and redevelopment of undervalued or environmentally challenged sites a good economic opportunity for a business?

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.

NAWBO “Up Your Game” Summit Scheduled for April

There is a movement growing in Iowa. One of collaboration, connection, influence, difference, mentoring, purpose and legacy. A movement where women business owners are coming together across the state in many ways and many places to empower and promote growth in our businesses, others and ourselves.

Tri-State Procurement and Economic Development Summit

New event this March hopes to bring together economic development partners in a tri-state region.

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.



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