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A Note from IEDA Director Durham

As the director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, I am committed to the success of Iowa entrepreneurs and small business in the state of Iowa. Accounting for more than half of all private sector employment in Iowa, small business will play an integral role in implementing Governor Branstad’s aggressive agenda of creating 200,000 new jobs.

SBA Encourages Americans to Support Their Local Economies by Shopping Small on 11/24

November 24 is Small Business Saturday, a day set aside to support the small businesses that play a vital role in creating jobs and economic opportunities all across the country.

How to Decide if Entrepreneurship is Right for You

How to Decide if Entrepreneurship Is Right for you was the title of a promo article from the Wall Street Journal’s website pumping an upcoming book by Colleen DeBaise. I have no idea who she is and am positive she has good intentions with the article. But I read it this morning and it really got me going.

Employers Hiring Veterans by Year’s End May Get Expanded Tax Credit

If you have hired a veteran this year, you might be eligible for a tax credit. Here are six key facts about the WOTC as expanded by VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

Getting the most out of your Social Media efforts

We all know how important it is to have a Facebook and LinkedIn page, a Twitter account, a blog, etc. and keep it updated. But, what’s the best way to craft these social media messages?

Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds Launch

Entrepreneurs in Iowa now have a new online business resource to help them develop their products and ideas.

UNI's Commitment to Iowa's Business Community

Here in the Business and Community Services (BCS) division at the University of Northern Iowa, we know small businesses and entrepreneurs are the engine of Iowa's economic development. That's why over the past decade, we've developed robust, individualized, and specialized services to help Iowa's entrepreneurs.

What do Xerox, Michelin, Ducati, and Marriott Have in Common?

Xerox has begun an aggressive television marketing campaign, but they've taken an unconventional approach.



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