September 2015
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IASourceLink Joins Venture School in Des Moines
By IASourceLink Team
IASourceLink will be hitting the streets and doing some customer discovery this month, as we participate in Venture School. So be on the lookout for us! We might ask you for feedback to better understand your pain points and needs.
 
Venture School, a nationally recognized program for entrepreneurs developed by the University of Iowa’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC), will begin Sept. 1 at the UI Pappajohn Education Center at 1200 Grand in Des Moines. Venture School increases the chances of a startup or new product launch’s success by helping teams align their businesses with the critical needs of their customers.
 
IDEAS FOR SUCCESS
Women Business 101 Workshops
By Yu Yu via Transamerica Financial Advisors
In a few short days, women business professionals will come together to provide the first of a four-part series, Women Business 101. The events will be held on four Wednesdays: September 2, September 16, September 30, and October 14 at 401 10thAve, West Bank building in Coralville. Each session goes from 12 to 1:00 pm.
 
5 Reasons You Can't Miss the 2015 Advanced Manufacturing Conference
By Emily Schettler via Iowa Association of Business and Industry
From developing cutting-edge innovations to understanding the latest tax policy and attracting top talent, Iowa manufacturers must stay current on all aspects of business. The 2015 Advanced Manufacturing Conference, on September 30th,  is your opportunity to learn about these and other trends and challenges facing manufacturers today. 
 
Succession Planning: Tips For Success
By Dan Beenken via Advance Iowa
Succession Planning.  Depending on which end of it you are on, talking about an ending is never fun.  (Unless we are talking about ending the Twins drought in the playoffs).  If you do any quick googling on succession planning, all the talking heads are telling you to start early. Start now, before you get hit by a bus and it’s done for you!  I get it and at the same time I can understand why a business owner would put it off.  No one wants to think about their own mortality.
Register for the 5th Corridor Procurement Conference
By Julie Fagle via CIRAS
CIRAS is planning on a full house at the upcoming 5th Corridor Procurement Conference, which will take place at Hotel Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids on September 17th at 8am!!  

Key note speakers, Dennis Clark, President of Clark and Associate Prosthetics and Orthotics and Vern Gebhart,Vice President of Business Infrastructure and Technology at Alliant Energy will be addressing adversity and the importance of information technology security.
 
UPCOMING WEBINARS
Succession Planning Steps
 
Wednesday, September 16
Noon-1pm


REGISTER>>> 
Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update 
 
Wednesday, September 30
Noon-1pm


REGISTER>>> 
EVENTS & CLASSES
September 3
Journey to Your Vision
Dubuque, IA

September 3
Tech Brew Cedar Valley
Cedar Falls, IA

September 7
Trade Mission to South Korea
South Korea

September 8
Northwest Iowa Biz Brew
Spencer, IA

September 10
Boosting Small Business Success
Des Moines, IA


September 14
EntreDays: Ideastorm
Iowa City, IA

September 15
Let's Talk About Money
Online Webinar

September 16
Succession Planning Steps
Online Webinar

September 16
Women Business 101: Marketing on a Shoestring
Coralville, IA

September 16 
Start-Up Stories: Certintell Takes the Stage
Des Moines, IA


September 17 
Employer Educator Summit
Templeton, IA

September 17 
Corridor Procurement Conference
Cedar Rapids, IA

September 30
Iowa's Advanced Manufacturing Conference
Altoona, IA
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