Featured Resource Provider – Iowa Center for Economic Success

The Iowa Center for Economic Success is a non-profit organization helping to empower Iowans with the potential to exceed as they pursue opportunities for financial success.  This is done through educational and networking events and capital and investment opportunities. Although located in Des Moines, most services they provide are available statewide...

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Business Ownership is a Calling

Jason and Brook Craig, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, had always felt that they should own their own business, but for years never pulled the trigger. It took a traumatic, near-death experience – as well as some help and advice from a banker at Northwest Bank – for Jason and Brook...

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Get Reliable Market Research For Your Small Business

By Patrick Luensmann, Program Director, CBGI The Iowa Business Concierge on IASourcelink is the information conduit for business owners and resource partners. With access to over a dozen databases and University of Northern Iowa resources the ‘BC’ makes getting information for your business a breeze. From prospect lists, demographics, and consumer...

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State Upgrades Filing System for Businesses

Fast Track Filings, a new, fully digital filing system released by Secretary Paul Pate, is now accepting online filings of new business formation documents for Iowa's businesses. An estimated 30 percent of new filings are rejected each year due to errors in application, Pate said, errors that the online application is...

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Four Tips for Success at a Pitch Competition

By: Lea Hensel, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, UNI Business and Community Services Entrepreneurial pitch competitions happen year round all over the world but this month in Iowa, EntreFEST is hosting one of the most exciting pitch competitions for start-ups and early stage entrepreneurial endeavors through a partnership with the five John...

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Resource Partner: U.S. Small Business Administration

By Cally Reed, UNI Center for Business Growth and Innovation The U.S. Small Business Administration has been in the business of supporting small businesses since 1954. by providing access to capital, opportunity to contract with the government, and no-cost business counseling. With at least one SBA office in every state, they...

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Becoming (Company) Cultured

By Joe Bolick, Communications and PR Manager, UNI Business & Community Services When you hear the term “company culture,” what comes to mind? Is it the famous nap pods at Google? Is it the fast paced cut-throat environments on Wall Street?  Is it the ping pong table in the break room...

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Best-Kept Secret for Iowa Business Assistance

By Patrick Luensmann, Program Director UNI Center for Business Growth and Innovation “Business Concierge” – An information specialist who assists small business owners in finding solutions to their most pressing questions by facilitating connections to the right people, data, and resources. The Iowa Business Concierge has served small business owners and entrepreneurs...

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Advantages and Possible Pitfalls of 3 Common Iowa Business Structures

By Cally Reed, UNI Center for Business Growth and Innovation Choosing a business structure can be a confusing process for a first time entrepreneur. As I am a part of the Business Concierge team, and I love to help bring clarity to situations, it’s my pleasure to help answer Iowa business...

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Get Your Iowa Business Tax Questions Answered

By Cally Reed, Center for Business Growth and Innovation “...but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” - Benjamin Franklin Paying taxes is no one’s reason for going into business; but as Benjamin Franklin says, it is a part of life. We at IASourcelink make it...

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