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Iowa Business Grant Program Entry Deadline Extended

The Dream Big Grow Here business grant program deadline has been extended until February 13.

Round Up: Tips and Trends to Help with Your 2015 Business Resolutions

We’re here to help you turn the fresh start of a New Year into your head start on your business resolutions. Crib from these lists as you craft your list of to-dos, look for new markets and plan your next steps.

Affordable Care Act 101 Overview Sessions

The U.S. Small Business Administration will hold an overview of the Affordable Care Act for small businesses in Des Moines still looking for basic information on ACA and what it means for their business.

ScoutPro of Iowa Honored as Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year

Scout Pro Inc., an Iowa startup that develops and deploys mobile crop scouting software that helps farmers and scouts identify weeds, insects and diseases common to corn and soybean production, was named the winner of the Rural Entrepreneurship Initiative (REI) Challenge, topping three other finalists in the national competition that had over 200 contestants.

Jayne Armstrong Joins SBA as Iowa's New District Director

Jayne Armstrong has been hired as the new district director for the SBA’s Iowa District Office. Armstrong began her duties in the Iowa District SBA Office on January 12, 2015.

Statewide Business Grant Contest Now Accepting Entries

The Dream Big Grow Here business grant contest provides an opportunity for current Iowa businesses or individuals dreaming of starting a business to win up to $15,000.

From the Desk of Director Durham - 1/8/15

It’s a time for fresh beginnings as we venture into 2015 with this month's Director update!

Learning New Skills Through Video

Why spend several hours or days learning a new skill by reading a book, when you can watch a video in half the time?

ESOP: Sharing the Wealth

ESOP benefits the employee owners because the harder they work to increase sales and control costs, the higher their stock or share value increases. The switch to ESOP also opened the door for education about personal accountability and importance.

USDA Rural Development Revolving Loan Fund Workshops

Agency staff will be presenting nine workshops in January to help rural community leaders establish, manage and market revolving loan funds.



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