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A collaboration among Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs including Community and Economic Development, Farm, Food, and Enterprise Development, and the Iowa Small Business Development Centers. Find show transcripts here.

Mar 29, 2021

Himar Hernandez y Victor Oyervides dialogan sobre los diferentes recursos para negocios disponibles de la comunidad Latina en Iowa. Estos recursos incluyen asistencia técnica directa, talleres de Modelo de Negocio en español e información sobre préstamos disponibles a través del Estado de Iowa.

Mar 22, 2021

Iowa State University professor and economist Dr. Peter Orazem discusses his recent research into the minimum wage and its effects on firm entry and exit. He also discusses his research on firm entry and exit during the COVID-19 era and some predictions about the future state of business bankruptcies.  

Mar 15, 2021

SBDC Iowa regional director Kimberly Tiefenthaler and SBDC business counselor Darcy Swon speak to host Steve Adams about their experiences working with small business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the COVID-19 crisis. They also speak about a new program they have developed called "Innovate U," which allows...

Feb 24, 2021

Matt Everson, Iowa state director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), walks us through the results of their recent January 2021 survey. Among other things, it measures small business owners' outlook toward future business conditions—a metric known as the "Optimism Index." 

Jan 27, 2021

Lisa Bates, state specialist with the Community and Economic Development Program at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, discusses her upcoming event for leaders and planners in retail businesses development, where they will learn strategies to implement in their local communities.