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Opportunities for Agtech Entrepreneurs Additional Resources, Events & Networking, Finance, Banking & Capital
The 2020 Iowa AgriTech Accelerator delivers results in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Attend the 2020 Raising Capital Seminar Series Events & Networking, Finance, Banking & Capital, How to Start a Business
The process of raising funds to take your business to the next level is as simple as registering now.
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Investors and Raising Capital for Your Business Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Investors discuss raising and deploying capital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Execution of Raising Capital for Your Business Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Panelists discuss raising and deploying capital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Entrepreneurs and Raising Capital for Your Business Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Entrepreneurs discuss raising and deploying capital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Top Leading in Times of Challenge Podcasts Part Two Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Learn from Greater Des Moines (DSM) leaders during our most listened to Leading in Times of Challenge podcasts.
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Top Podcasts for Leading in Times of Challenge Part One Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Learn from Greater Des Moines (DSM) leaders by listening to the top 10 Leading in Times of Challenge podcasts.
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Desmund Adams outlines how to focus on the bottom line while addressing diversity and inclusion efforts.
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Greater Des Moines (DSM) Businesses and Finding the Path Forward Accounting & Taxes, Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital, Legal
Industry leaders share insight into how businesses can move forward after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Business Financing Option: The SBA 7(a) Loan Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
The Small Business Administration offers longer-term financing for more flexible purposes through the 7(a) loan.
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Top Ways to Thrive During Economic Uncertainty Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital, Marketing & Sales
Courtney DeRonde outlines the top five ways to manage times of crisis during economic uncertainty.
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Finding the Path Forward for Your Business Accounting & Taxes, Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital, Legal
An accountant, banker and attorney share advice for businesses dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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BKD COVID-19 6 Key Considerations Accounting & Taxes, Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
BKD offers six key considerations for business leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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PPP Experts Webinar for DSM Forward Accounting & Taxes, Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
LWBJ's Dave Hove and Michael Trettin offer PPP information on guidance from the Small Business Association.
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How to Best Utilize the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Nyemaster Goode PC offers insights into the Paycheck Protection Program and how to best maximize loan forgiveness.
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Greater Des Moines Partnership Virtual Investor Briefing Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Greater Des Moines Partnership CEO Jay Byers leads an Investor briefing on new initiatives and other updates.
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How to Maintain Profitability During Crisis Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Jeff Kappen offers actionable insight into maintaining profitability and stabilizing operations during COVID-19.
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Key Provisions from the CARES Act Accounting & Taxes, Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Dave Hove gives insight into the CARES Act, a stimulus bill meant to provide relief for those impacted by COVID-19.
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FFCRA and CARES Act Assist Struggling DSM Businesses Accounting & Taxes, Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Davis Brown Law Firm lays out how the FFCRA and CARES Act offer Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses assistance.
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Key Strategic Behaviors Tied to COVID-19 Webinar Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Shannon Welch shares information concerning the six key stages businesses will go through in a crisis like COVID-19.
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Iowa Economic Development Authority COVID-19 Response Accounting & Taxes, Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital, Legal
IEDA works with a number of other organizations on developing relief programs for small businesses.
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Breaking Down Options for DSM Small Businesses Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
The Greater Des Moines Partnership breaks down the CARES Act and its options for small businesses.
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Comunity Foundation Activates Disaster Recovery Fund Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines works to meet the demands of the DSM community.
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U.S. SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Now Available in Iowa Additional Resources, Finance, Banking & Capital
Small businesses in Iowa are now eligible for disaster loan assistance related to business loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Set the Foundation for Your Small Business Finances Accounting & Taxes, Finance, Banking & Capital
SCORE has compiled finance and accounting tips to help small business owners succeed.
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The Small Business Association offers insight into financial planning for your startup.
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Mike Colwell, of Square One DSM and Plains Angels talks online platforms for startups.
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Choose the right small business loan by understanding terms and preparing documents.
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How to Tell Your Story to Investors Finance, Banking & Capital
c.Results Owner Charise Flynn explains how to tell your story to successfully raise capital from investors.
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Tips for Startups Looking to Raise Capital Finance, Banking & Capital
Five tips for finding investors and raising capital at the Raising Capital Seminar.
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Tips for Startups Pitching Investors Finance, Banking & Capital
Dwolla CEO Ben Milne talks pitching investors and raising capital for small businesses.
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Episode 27: Monetery Recap and Workplace Culture with Ben Milne Events & Networking, Finance, Banking & Capital, Success Stories
Ben Milne, Founder of Dwolla, discusses the success of the company's new event, Monetery, and the importance of creating an inclusive workplace.
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Understanding the Changing of Ownership in Existing Small Businesses Finance, Banking & Capital, How to Start a Business
Entrepreneurs find value in existing small businesses, according to the Small Business Administration.
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Capitalization Table for Small Businesses Finance, Banking & Capital
BrownWinick Partner Joe Leo offers tips for creating the startup capitalization table.
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Due Diligence for Startup Companies Finance, Banking & Capital
c.Results Owner Charise Flynn discusses due diligence best practices for startups.
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Learning to navigate the fundraising process is the key to startup success.
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Plains Angels Investors in DSM USA Finance, Banking & Capital
Plains Angels investors assist startups in fundraising by investing their own money.
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Dwolla Startup Founder Talks Raising Capital and Inclusion Finance, Banking & Capital, Staffing & Hiring, Success Stories
Ben Milne of Dwolla talks about raising capital and creating an inclusive workspace.
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Time is Money: How Networking is Worth Its Weight in Gold Events & Networking, Finance, Banking & Capital
By today's standards, time is money - manage it well and it will lead to profit. Networking is the key to maximizing each second.
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Disaster Loan Assistance Finance, Banking & Capital
Learn more about low-interest federal disaster loans available to Greater Des Moines (DSM) and Iowa businesses.
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Raising and Managing Equity Capital Finance, Banking & Capital
Startups succeed when due diligence is done in managing growth after raising capital.
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One-Page Summary for Startups Finance, Banking & Capital
Before you raise capital, create a one-page business summary for potential investors.
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Financial Model Seminar Finance, Banking & Capital, How to Start a Business
Learn how to determine the amount of capital you will need and when your company will become profitable.
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Attendees will learn business strategies and how to effectively pitch financials to investors.
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Raising Capital Seminar Events & Networking, Finance, Banking & Capital
Learn how to successfully secure equity funding for your startup business' growth from Greater Des Moines (DSM) experts.
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The annual Raising Capital Seminar offers ideas for raising capital for startups.
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Lessons from the Raising Capital Seminar Finance, Banking & Capital
Three Tips about finding mentors and raising capital from the Raising Capital Seminar.
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Small Business Administration's Lender Match connects small businesses with lenders.
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InvestHER Partner Cayla Weisberg talks raising capital for startups in the Midwest.
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Rocket Referrals' Bootstrapping Success Story Finance, Banking & Capital, Success Stories
Rocket Referrals Co-Founder Torey Maerz discusses bootstrapping in DSM USA.
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Financials for Startup Business Plans Finance, Banking & Capital
The Partnership's Mike Colwell talks forecasted revenue, costs and cash flow for startups.
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Dwolla CEO Ben Milne explains startup success through the right number of investors.
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