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Back to School...for Business Owners

With many returning to school this week, we thought small business owners and entrepreneurs might get a learning itch too!

Eastern Iowa Networking Event for Manufacturers

Iowa small business manufacturers or manufacturing support companies are invited to attend the Eastern Iowa Partnership and Networking Event on September 12, 2013.

Dream Big Has Launched

Iowa’s premier business grant contest has started.

Financial Statements, Not Just for Wall Street

This article is meant to show mom and pop startups that keeping up with your financials is not just for Wall Street, but a fundamental, “must-do,” especially those startups in high-growth segments.

Seven Keys to Shaping the Entrepreneurial Organization

Michie P. Slaughter was involved in the original conceptual design of the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, was named its first president in February 1992 and served in that role until 1998. He wrote a short piece on entrepreneurial leadership based on his experiences working with based on his experiences working with Ewing Marion Kauffman (founder) and Gerald Holder(senior vp) during the formative years of Marion Laboratories.

Kauffman Foundation Brings ‘Get in the Ring Startup Clash’ to U.S.

This fall U.S. entrepreneurs will have a chance to compete against the best startups in the nation and, later, the world, as the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation hosts the first-ever “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash.”

Seinfeld on Start-ups: Innovation Comes at the Oddest Times

Morty Seinfeld was always one of my favorites on the show. He was the number #1 Dad for crying out loud!! Simple, cheap, a bit slow on the draw, but what a business man!

Internships: A Win-Win for Your Small Business

Has your small business ever thought of hiring an intern? Interns provide a fresh outlook and a variety of skills. They’re looking for experience, and you’re looking for additional staff – it’s a win-win situation for all!

Keep Your Enemies Closer

Intimate knowledge of competitors greatly benefits your business. This understanding of your competitors’ strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, etc. will enable you to better anticipate their decisions.

Are Business Plans Dead?

Once considered a startup staple, business plans have entered a murky territory in recent years. Are business plans still relevant?



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