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IASourceLink Blog

SBA National Small Business Award Nomination Period Opens

Do you know a small business or business champion that goes above and beyond? The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2017 National Small Business Week Awards, and the Iowa SBA District Office will also be recognizing several Iowa-specific awards.

Venture School Application is Closing Soon!

The application period for the University of Iowa's fall Venture School cohort is still open – don’t miss your opportunity to apply! Locations for fall sessions include Des Moines, Iowa City, and a new online option. This online option allows our program to reach anyone within the state of Iowa.

Business Leadership Network Community Grant

The University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Business Leadership Network are excited to release the second Community Grant Project Request for Proposals (RFP). The College has an ongoing interest in collaborating with Iowa communities to meet the increasing needs for public health-related initiatives and projects.

Taking Care of Business

Ahh the Soup Nazi.... Probably one of the most famous/infamous characters of all Seinfeld-iom. So much we can learn from the most famous maker of mulligatawny.

Exhibiting at Trade Shows: 3 Things You Need To Do

You may have noticed that this month’s issue focuses on conferences and trade shows. Exhibiting at trade shows is great way to get your company’s name out there and meet potential clients. And it seems like this is the time of year when the fall season really kicks in and from September to November, trade shows fill our weeks.

Entrepreneur Spotlight - Michele DeClerck, Conference Event Management

This month’s Entrepreneur Spotlight is a must read for every entrepreneur that is considering taking the jump into starting their own business. Michelle DeClerck was working for ING (VOYA) as the director of meeting management in the early 2000’s and as her role began to get restructured, she knew two things.

Resource Partner Spotlight - Entrepreneurial Development Center

In choosing the spotlight this month, we wanted a resource partner that would tie in to the conference and trade show theme of this month’s IASourceLink so at the top of the list is the organization behind the Innovation EXPO - the Entrepreneurial Development Center, a non-profit business accelerator in Cedar Rapids, IA.



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