Episode 21: Building Your Network
Omar Jordan, Founder and CEO of LenderClose, recently spoke with the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Mike Colwell, to share his thoughts on startups in Greater Des Moines (DSM).
The Key Behind Start Ups
Being an owner of a startup business based in DSM, Omar understands the process of getting things started. In his experience, it’s all about networking.
During Omar’s journey of raising capital, he learned that almost anyone in the DSM region will meet with you. He found that conversations and coffee are not the tough part. It’s the process that can be the real struggle. Iowa has great opportunities that are exclusive to our state, you just have to do the work.
During the creation of LenderClose, Omar was among other startup owners that are now friendly competition. They help keep each other accountable and constantly striving for growth.
Omar and Mike discuss the ins and outs of startups, raising capital and how Iowa is a truly business friendly state.
Raising Capital Seminar in DSM USA
Want to learn more about raising capital for your small business or startup? Be sure to sign up for the upcoming Raising Capital Seminar on March 25. This event will help entrepreneurs learn how to successfully secure equity funding for their startup business' growth.
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