Iowa Business Blog Post

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InnoVenture Challenge Application Deadline

Have you heard of the InnoVenture Challenge? If you’re a startup building in Iowa, consider applying to this year’s InnoVenture Challenge. This is the largest pitch competition in the state – winners receive a $100,000 cash prize. The application deadline is close (Monday, September 25 th ) so you have...

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The Power of Adaptability: Thriving in Entrepreneurship’s Ever-Changing Landscape

In the world of entrepreneurship, adaptability isn't just a valuable trait—it's a lifeline. The business landscape is in a constant state of flux, with new technologies, market trends, and unforeseen challenges arising regularly. To thrive as an entrepreneur, one must be prepared to pivot, evolve, and embrace change. In this...

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UNI: More Than Just A University, It’s Your Resource for Business

When it comes to needing business resources, the first thought to your mind is probably not, “I should call UNI, ISU, or Iowa!” But, what if I told you that these three state universities may very likely be one of your best options? There are programs at each university ready...

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Enhance Success: Implement Effective Customer Service Practices for Your Small Biz

In today's competitive market, customer service plays a crucial role in the success of small businesses. While small businesses may not have the same resources as larger corporations, they can excel by providing exceptional customer experiences. Today, we will explore practical and effective customer service practices that can help small...

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National Dollar Day: Celebrating Entrepreneurship & the Currency of Innovation

August 8th marks a significant day in the United States – National Dollar Day. On this occasion, we celebrate the importance of the US dollar and its impact on the nation's economy. But National Dollar Day is not only about commemorating a currency; it's also an excellent opportunity to recognize...

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The Art of Conducting Effective Marketing Research

In today's fast-paced and dynamic business landscape, understanding consumer needs and preferences is crucial for the success of any marketing campaign. This is where marketing research comes into play. Conducting comprehensive and well-executed marketing research empowers businesses to make informed decisions, create impactful strategies, and connect with their target audience...

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StartHere Cedar Valley

Exciting updates have emerged from the Cedar Valley lately! Let's introduce you to the latest addition to the area, known as StartHere Cedar Valley – the region's newest business accelerator. Powered by the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, this program empowers aspiring entrepreneurs with resources, expert mentorship, and a supportive...

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