Military Loyalty Rewards Program By Aaron Serrano via Military Cost Cutters
Military Cost Cutters was conceptualized in the streets of Iraq and implemented back here in the states 8 months ago. As a military veteran and entrepreneur I knew that there was a problem and it needed to be fixed. As with most entrepreneurs traction and validation are key measures to see if your “million dollar idea” is actually needed.
Big Brand Strategies for Small Businesses By Jenny Miller via MOSourceLink
Most big brands have got it going on! They have a loyal following, a great tagline or jingle and a well-established position in the market. After all, they have the money to invest in research and know what works.
A Look Inside the Iowa Waste Reduction Center By Mallory Feeney via UNI Business & Community Services
The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC), a non-profit at the University of Northern Iowa’s Business and Community Services (BCS), has been working with Iowa businesses since 1987. Driven by the need for environmental sustainability, the IWRC offers assistance to small businesses and industrial communities alike. What makes this BCS program unique though is the multitude of services offered. It’s more than just reducing waste and environmental compliance, it’s about educating businesses, which is the key to continued sustainability
Iowa Vendor Self Service: New Electronic Bidding System By Kelly Green via Iowa Department of Administrative Services
To enhance supplier access to state procurement opportunities and facilitate online solicitation responses, the Iowa Department of Administrative Services (DAS) has implemented Iowa Vendor Self Service (VSS).
This new online bidding system replaces DAS eBid, and will feature bid opportunities posted by DAS Central Procurement Enterprise (DAS-CPE), Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities, the Department of Human Services (DHS), and Iowa Veterans Home (IVH). Bid opportunities for other state entities will be added as agencies enroll.
Economic Independence Day By Ini Augustine via Iowa Black Business Coalition
As we celebrate our nation's independence, it's important to remember another important freedom: Economic empowerment. The ability to pay your bills, take care of your children, and determine your own destiny are crucial to a successful, balanced society.
“True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
5 Reasons Why your Business Should Be Blogging By Valyn Reinig
So you’ve taken the time to create a website and now that you’ve got your business on the web you can just sit back and watch the customers roll in, right? Well… not exactly. Just having a presence on the Internet isn’t enough. You’ve got to be proactive if you want to engage your customers, create a loyal following, and cultivate leads.
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