Mastering Small Business Content with Video Marketing

In today's digital age, marketing your small business effectively requires more than just traditional methods. Video content has emerged as a powerful tool for engaging with audiences and promoting your brand. Whether you're a startup or an established small business, incorporating video into your marketing strategy can significantly enhance your...

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Understanding Beneficial Ownership Reporting for Small Businesses

In an effort to enhance transparency and combat financial crimes, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has introduced new reporting requirements for beneficial ownership information (BOI). Small businesses operating in the United States need to be aware of these regulations and take the necessary steps to comply. This blog will...

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From the Director’s Desk – December 2017

Hello, this is Debi Durham, Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority.  Leading up to the holiday season, I’m sure most of us were busy finding that perfect gift.  Many consumer’s buying habits include purchasing from online retailers and taking advantage of Cyber-Monday and other web-based deals. However, if you...

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SBA Announces National Small Business Week

Release Date: March 1, 2018 Contact: Terrence Sutherlande - [email protected] WASHINGTON – Today, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced that this year’s National Small Business Week will be held from April 29 – May 5, 2018. McMahon will start the week in Washington, D.C., where she will recognize and...

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Shop “Small” this Saturday

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon calls on Americans to shop local small businesses on Saturday, November 25 WASHINGTON – Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is reminding Americans that shopping  on Small Business Saturday supports America’s thriving small businesses. “Small Business Saturday is about supporting local businesses and...

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Cyber Secure Your Business

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are the backbone of the American economy. According to the SBA, firms with fewer than 100 employees make up the largest share of small business employment. The reality is that companies of all sizes are at risk, and small and medium-sized businesses are growing targets...

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“No Small Thing” Video Conference for Women Business Owners

We know that it's no small thing to run a business.... So in honor of Small Business Week this May, NAWBO and Microsoft are once again holding the “No Small Thing” video contest. Women small business owners are invited to highlight in a 2-minute or less video the “one thing” that has contributed...

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Be a Part of Small Business Week 

By Cally Reed, UNI Center for Business Growth and Innvoation National Small Business Week takes place each year to recognize and celebrate the many economic contributions of small businesses, and the outstanding work of small business owners at the local, state, and national level. This practice of recognizing and...

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From the Desk of Director Durham – Iowa’s Historic Tax Credit Program

Hello, I’m Debi Durham, Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority.  We can’t turn back the hands of time.  Age affects everyone and everything differently.  As humans, some of us try to offset tell-tale signs of ‘experienced maturity’ with everything from serums to surgery.  With buildings, on the other hand,...

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