August 2015
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Advice From A Young Entrepreneur
By Lauren Aguilar via SPEEKO
The fear of public speaking is the most common of all phobias and is something I have personally struggled with for years. I can remember one time while giving a speech in high school, I became so nervous and started talking so fast that I had to stop partway through because I had lost my breath. From high school and college classes, to work presentations, and even among family and friends, public speaking is a critical part of our everyday lives. I knew that I could either hide from my shortcoming or confront it.
Youth Entrepreneurship Thriving in Sioux City
By Michael Billings via Sioux City Growth Organization
When you mix entrepreneurs and young professionals, you get awesomeness! Sioux City has made a commitment to help grow the community from the ground up. That process has involved making the Sioux City Growth Organization (SCGO) a huge stakeholder in the community. 
Iowa's Own "Shark Tank" for Women Entrepreneurs
By Bobbi Segura via Iowa Women Lead Change
In an effort to find new ways to advance female entrepreneurs, Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC) and investors are committing $40,000 to Iowa women startup-focused organizations, challenging them to increase the representation of women in their respective communities. We’re calling this collective effort “Invest in SHE.”  
Supporting Student Entrepreneurship
By Bart Schmitz via UNI JPEC
When a student has a business idea we meet with the student and figure out how best to guide that student. Our program is completely student driven.  They have to be the force behind the idea. If we can help a student start a new business, learn a new skill, or just better themselves, we have succeeded in our mission. 
10 Free Learning Resources for Entrepreneurs 
By Valyn Reinig
You’re never too old to learn new things, right? With the start of school just around the corner, we’ve pulled together some helpful learning resources for small business owners and entrepreneurs to check out. So hit the books, or in some cases your laptop, and take a few minutes to learn a new skill that can benefit you both personally and professionally.
Selling to the Government
Pam Russenberger
Thursday, August 13

Starting or Expanding
Your Business in Iowa
Terry O'Neill & Amy Kuhlers
Wednesday, August 26

August 6
Tech Town Hall
Sioux City, IA

August 7
Advance in 60: Email Best Practices
North Liberty, IA

August 11
Lunch & Learn: Hills Bank
Iowa City, IA

August 13
Selling to the Government
Online Webinar

August 18
Startup Grind Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs, IA

August 18
Tuesday at Noon: Student Hatchery Practice Pitch Panel
Des Moines, IA

August 19
ClinicNote Founders Start-Up Stories
Des Moines, IA

August 20
Startup Ames
Ames, IA

August 20
Affordable Care Act 101
Online Webinar

August 26 
Starting or Expanding Your Business in Iowa
Online Webinar

August 26
Summer of Encore Mentoring
Waverly, IA

August 26-28
Iowa Downtown Summit
West Des Moines, IA

August 28
New Bo Open Coffee Club
Cedar Rapids, IA
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