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"Spy on Your Competition…Legally"

In order to understand how your product or service stands out—or will stand out—from the competition, it is critical to fully understand the competition.

Mulholland Grocery Wins Iowa Farm Bureau Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur Award

Rural Grocer, Renowned for Specialty Meats, Recognized as Staple of Main Street Malvern.

Lawn Care & Landscaping Sales Tax Tips from IDR

Iowa sales tax applies to a number of services. Lawn care and landscaping are two of those taxable services. Businesses performing such services need to be aware of their requirement to charge the appropriate sales tax to their customers.

Starting a Business in Iowa – Tips from the Iowa Department of Revenue

The steps needed to start a business can sometimes seem overwhelming! One of those steps is getting the business set up with the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR). Here are some helpful hints from IDR to hopefully make that part of the process a bit easier.

4 Steps to Social Listening for Business

Eric Melin of Spiral 16 shares how businesses can grow bigger ears across their social media networks.

Supporting Entrepreneurs in Your Backyard

Does economic gardening have the potential to grow a bumper crop of entrepreneurs? One state's experiment in economic development.

Studying the Tech Scene in Seattle

USSourceLink's own Jeremy Hegle went on a trip to Seattle where he got a glimpse at coming Microsoft products as well as Seattle's growing tech scene.

Where Can I Get Ideas on a Business I Can Start?

While the desire to strike out on your own and start a business may be there, how can you determine WHAT kind of small business to start?

How do you attract new clients?

When I start working with a new client at the Women’s Business Center, one of my first questions is “How do you attract clients?” Most people focus on advertising and public relations, but there is so much more that can be done.

Little Jerry Seinfeld

What Little Jerry Seinfeld can teach us about being nimble...



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