March 2015

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Entrepalooza Wrap Up

By Judy Thompson via Briar Cliff University
 

The fifth annual Entrepalooza, a celebration of entrepreneurship in the Siouxland area, was a great success. Perhaps the most impactful additions to Entrepalooza this year were the entrepreneurship programs geared toward K – 12 students and the Hispanic market. The Enactus teams from Northeast Community College and Briar Cliff University taught young people the principles of entrepreneurship. 
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Iowa Business Grant Program Announces Winners

By IASourceLink Team 
 

Tomorrow is the big day! Announcements will go out letting 30 businesses know that they'll be moving on in the Dream Big Grow Here business grant program. Read More...

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Applying for a Business Loan

By Amelia Lobo via the Iowa Center for Economic Success
 

At the Iowa Center for Economic Success (formerly ISED Ventures), we work daily helping small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Obtaining funds is an important milestone in a business’s development. The process can often be intimidating. Here are 5 steps to keep in mind when thinking about business capital. Read More...

10 Myths of Government Contracting  

By Beth White via CIRAS


Government Contracting, or stated more simply “selling to the government” at any level; Federal, State and Local, is enough to make many business owners cringe at the thought. To assist in the initial consideration of the market, we would like to take a stab at some of the myths surrounding working with the government. Read Part 1 for the first five myths and check out Part 2 to complete the series. 

Venture Capital Musings...

By John LaMarche via Venture Net Iowa
 

So you are interested in seeking investment from a venture capital fund? If you haven’t been down this path before, there are a few things you might want to be aware of before seeking investment from this funding source. Read More...

SBIR Road Tour Coming to Iowa City in July

By IASourceLink Team


The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Read More...

Choosing the Best Presentation Software

By Valyn Reinig
 

Worldwide, there are more than 500 million PowerPoint users, creating over 30 million presentations everyday. PowerPoint is great, but there are tons of different alternatives out there for you to use during your next meeting or pitch. Here a just a few that stand out.  Read More...

IASourceLink Sponsoring March Tech Brews 

By IASourceLink Team


IASourceLink is proud to sponsor all the Technology Association of Iowa Tech Brew events this month! Come find our team at your local event! 

Webinars

Story Selling: Creating Remarkable Sales Pitches Using the Power of Stories


 
Eric Benson,
Squeezed


Thursday, March 12
Noon-1 pm
Register Here!

Success with SEO: Standing Out on the Web


 
Jeff Carey,
Blue Traffic Internet Marketing


Thursday, April 16
Noon-1 pm
Register Here!
Watch Past Webinars

Events

Iowa Startup Classes & Events
 
March 6
Pitch & Grow
Cedar Falls, IA

March 6-8
Startup Weekend
Cedar Rapids, IA

March 10
LEAD Program
Waterloo, IA

March 10
Biz Brew
Spencer, IA

March 12
Story Selling: Creating Sales Pitches Using Stories
Online Webinar

March 12
BING-IA Lunch & Learn
West Des Moines, IA

March 13
New Bo Open Coffee
Cedar Rapids, IA

March 18
EntreBASH Webster City
Webster City, IA


March 19
TechBrew Iowa City
Iowa City, IA

March 23
Startup Grind Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs, IA

March 31
EntreBASH Jefferson
Jefferson, IA
 
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