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Succession Planning: Tips For Success

When your company reaches a certain size it needs a different kind of assistance. Advance Iowa is here to help you through these new challenges.

Applications Open For Immigrant Business Owner Competition

Immigrant small business owners may now apply for the Underwriting Exposed Competition to be held at the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit on Nov. 21 at the FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny.

Free National Preparedness Month Webinar Series

Get your business ready for any kind of disaster with these 30-minute webinars throughout September.

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.

Women Business 101 Coming to Iowa City/Coralville

New business series connects Creative Corridor women professionals

IEDA Approves Awards to Support Over 276 Million in Capital Investments

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board today awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to nine companies for job creation and expansion projects. Today's awards will assist in the creation of 712 jobs, retention of 81 jobs and will result in over $276 million in new capital investment for the state. The board also approved innovation funding for three startups.

SBA and AARP to Host “Summer of Encore Mentoring” Events for Entrepreneurs Age 50 and Older

The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are teaming up to host a “Summer of Encore Mentoring,” targeting entrepreneurs over the age of 50.

5 Reasons You Can’t Miss the 2015 Advanced Manufacturing Conference

From developing cutting-edge innovations to understanding the latest tax policy and attracting top talent, Iowa manufacturers must stay current on all aspects of business. The 2015 Advanced Manufacturing Conference is your opportunity to learn about these and other trends and challenges facing manufacturers today.

West Des Moines’ Historic Valley Junction to Host the Iowa Downtown Summit

The 29th annual Iowa Downtown Summit will be held August 27 and 28 in West Des Moines. The Summit is the premier statewide annual conference for professionals and volunteers involved in downtown revitalization in Iowa.

Starting a Business – Tips from the Iowa Department of Revenue

Starting a business is exciting……and also a little scary. There are lots of steps new business owners need to take and be aware of. 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.



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