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Women: Dream Big, Think BIGGER

Women, this event is for you. Thinking about starting a business? This event is for you. Own a business and want to grow it? This event is for you. Have an idea you want to protect but don’t know how? This event is for you. Want to meet other female entrepreneurs? This event is for you. Want to know more about how to apply for billions of dollars in available federal funding for innovative businesses? This event is for you.

TCB - Taking Care of Business

Entrepreneurs often follow the path of copying another business and simply charging less for the product or service in order to create demand. They assume they can get by on less profit per job because they will “make it up on volume”. They don’t take a salary for months and all they are really doing is artificially propping up something that should have had the plug pulled long ago.

Female Entrepreneurs Selected for Invest in She Event - Des Moines

Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) has announced the six female entrepreneurs that will compete in the June 9 Invest in She competition held at Drake University’s Olmsted Center. Finalists include Iowa women-owned businesses ranging from the agricultural sector to wholesale recyclable products to home decor.

Spring Cleaning

It’s spring! Growing up in Iowa, the coming of warmer weather also meant the dreaded spring house cleaning – curtains, windows, floors, carpets; the list seemed endless. I never understood why those long-awaited-for warm days had to be spent inside with the dust, when all I wanted to do was run barefoot outdoors. As a result, I now rebel from this old routine and tend to just keep things tidy year round. This practice could hold true for your business as well.

Iowa Downtown Forums Coming in June

A thriving downtown is the beating heart of a community, and local businesses are the arteries keeping that beat loud and strong. Even if a business isn’t on the city square or Main Street, it benefits from the increased traffic and commerce the draw of a vibrant downtown can provide – everyone wins.

Dream Big Grow Here 2016

We had a tough time choosing finalists after 130 outstanding contestants sent in their video submission for our 2016 Dream Big Grow Here Competition. This competition was established to help dreamers grow their business and to celebrate small business in Iowa.



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