September 2016
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Exhibiting at Trade Shows: 3 Things You Need to Do
By Lea Hensel, UNI Business and Community Services
You may have noticed that this month’s issue focuses on conferences and trade shows. Exhibiting at trade shows is great way to get your company’s name out there and meet potential clients. And it seems like this is the time of year when the fall season really kicks in and from September to November, trade shows fill our weeks.

There is no shortage of information out there about how to be successful at trade shows, but over the years I have narrowed it down to three essentials that your business needs to have in place as an exhibitor or vendor.

Michele DeClerck, Conference Event Management
By Lea Hansel, UNI Business and Community Services

This month’s Entrepreneur Spotlight is a must read for every entrepreneur that is considering taking the jump into starting their own business. Michelle DeClerck was working for ING (VOYA) as the director of meeting management in the early 2000’s and as her role began to get restructured, she knew two things.

Resource Partner Spotlight - Entrepreneurial Development Center
By IASourceLink Administrator
In choosing the spotlight this month, we wanted a resource partner that would tie in to the conference and trade show theme of this month’s IASourceLink so at the top of the list is the organization behind the Innovation EXPO -  the Entrepreneurial Development Center, a non-profit business accelerator in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Taking Care of Business
By Dan Beenken via Advance Iowa

    Ahh the Soup Nazi....  Probably one of the most famous/infamous characters of all Seinfeld-iom.  So much we can learn from the most famous maker of mulligatawny.
    His business model was incredibly simple yet competitively challenging to replicate. Make the most amazing soup on the planet, screw the rest of it.  Simple - churn out the best product on the market.  Challenging - continue churning out the best product on the market.

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Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update/Individual Income Tax Net Operating Losses (NOLs), Patty Fulton & Jennifer Breeden
Join Patty Fulton and Jennifer Breeden in this webinar for information about tax law changes enacted during the 2016 legislative session, as well as a basic overview highlighting the computation and application of an Iowa net operating loss. Register now to take part in this interactive webinar series. 
September 21st | Noon-1pm
Find these and other events at

September 1
Tech Town Hall Quad Cities
Moline, IL

September 3
BING-IA Sweat Equity Saturday
West Des Moines, IA

September 6
Boots to Business Reboot

Ames, IA

September 7
Get Scrappy: Smarter Digital Marketing for Businesses Big and Small
Johnston, IA

September 9
Open Coworking & Whiskey Friday
Cedar Falls, IA

September 12
Iowa City, IA

September 14-16
Iowa League of Cities Annual Conference
Des Moines, IA

September 14
Government Contracting Client Management Workshop
Mason City, IA

September 20
Southeast Iowa Entrepreneurship Conference and Immigrant Entrepreneurship Conference
Ottumwa, IA

September 22
The Journey to Your Vision Seminar
Winterset, IA

September 28
Quad Cities Export Growth Strategy Workshop
Bettendorf, IA

September 28-30
Professional Developers of Iowa Fall Conference
Fort Dodge, IA
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