February 2016
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Got an Idea for a Startup?  
Time to Write a Business Plan, Right? Think again. 
By Wade Steenhoek via University of Iowa
When many of us went to business school, we learned that the path to entrepreneurial success starts with a well-crafted business plan, a solid pro forma and a reasonable ability to execute that plan. Follow that formula and you were on the path to certain riches, we were taught. I can’t tell you how many entrepreneurs have followed this path that ultimately lead to a failed startup or two, myself included. 
Entrepreneurship is Abound in Siouxland Once Again
By Mandie Mayo via Briar Cliff University
Twenty-two Siouxland organizations will co-sponsor Entrepalooza, a ten day celebration of entrepreneurial spirit in Siouxland soon. 

The celebration will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 15 with “A Conversation with Ted Waitt.” The event will be hosted in the St. Francis Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. Hear Ted talk about his path to entrepreneurship and the history of Gateway Computers. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end. This event is organized by Briar Cliff’s Enactus team and sponsored by the Siouxland Economic Development Corporation. It is free and open to the public.
Getting the Upper Hand
By Dan Beenken via UNI SBDC
Back by semi-popular demand (thank you to my four loyal readers, okay three), we present the latest in our award winning Seinfeld on Startups column. Which award it was really isn’t important right now – instead let’s keep the focus on growing your firm. In this edition of Seinfeld on Startups, we look at how to get the upper hand in relationships, whether business or personal, and what can happen when it's you that holds the power.
Court Your Customers Into Real Love
By Sarah Bey via UNI CBGI
Face it – Fear is Easy and Love is Hard! Are you running your business like your lack-luster relationships? Maybe it’s time to face up to these fears and complexities and start giving your customers some real love. Make this Valentine’s Day and this year a time when you show your best love yet! Here are a few things to consider when courting your customers.
One Definition Does Not Fit All: The Four Types of Entrepreneurship
By U.S.SourceLink
Entrepreneurs and independent business owners—they aren’t all the same, and the companies they lead aren’t either. One way to look at these differences is to classify entrepreneurs into these four types.
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February 24th | Noon-1pm
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February 4
TSB Bond Waiver Webinar
Online Webinar

February 8
Social Media Training
Des Moines, IA

February 8
EntreBASH Greenfield
Greenfield, IA

February 9
EntreBASH Clarion
Clarion, IA

February 10
Construction Partnership and Networking
Coralville, IA

February 11
TechBrew Des Moines
Des Moines, IA

February 15
Journey to Your Vision
Sioux City, IA

February 16
Startup Grind
Council Bluffs, IA

February 18
Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Iowa Falls, IA

February 24
LinkedIn 101
Online Webinar

February 26
#Whiskey Friday
Cedar Rapids, IA
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