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Venture School Info Sessions Begin Soon

Des Moines and the Cedar Valley will again host the Venture School program early next year. Venture School is an exciting, yet intensive, program created to accelerate the startup process while increasing chance for success.

Build It and They Will Come?

With my recent trip to Silicon Valley to take a deep dive into the lean startup methodology offered by Steve Blank and the National Science Foundation, several fundamental flaws in our approach to entrepreneurship were identified by Blank and his team.

Main Street Resources

Main Street business? Check out some of these resources and tips on how you can capitalize on the Main Street community!

SBA Offers SBA 101 Workshop in Cedar Rapids on October 19th

The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting a free SBA 101 workshop for existing and start-up businesses on Monday, October 19th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Cedar Rapids.

Is Your Business “Ready for the Holidays”?

Someone telling someone else about your business is very powerful. And what makes a customer talk about a business? Usually the way they were treated in that business. Here are some ideas that can get you off on the right foot.

Innovation Iowa-Style: Prepare to be wowed at Innovation EXPO

The innovators. The risk takers. The job creators. Where can you meet more than 100 Iowa entrepreneurs and learn about the impact their innovative businesses are making in Iowa?

Register for the 5th Corridor Procurement Conference

Federal, state and local governments purchase more than $200 billion worth of goods and services each year to keep their organizations running. Come learn how to get the attention of government buyers, as well as how to connect with business resources, and contractors looking for subcontractors and suppliers to add to their teams.

Venture School Des Moines Kicks Off

Venture School, a nationally recognized program for entrepreneurs developed by the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC), will begin Sept. 1 at the UI Pappajohn Education Center at 1200 Grand in Des Moines. Venture School increases the chances of a startup or new product launch’s success by helping teams align their businesses with the critical needs of their customers.

SBA Offers Free Workshop on Resources For Veterans

This one hour workshop describes the SBA services available to veterans in Howard County, in coordination with the state's Home Base Iowa program.

Are You Charging Enough for Your Product or Service?

When you don’t charge enough for your product or service, you’re basically telling customers that there’s nothing special about what you sell.

              
             

 

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