Planning IS Profitable!!
Once again, John Pappajohn, along with the John Pappajohn Centers for Entrepreneurial Development and Equity Dynamics is sponsoring a business plan competition for Iowa businesses. Designed to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and greater awareness of the resources available to grow entrepreneurs in Iowa, prizes totaling $50,000 can be awarded to three businesses based on the plans submitted. There is a new timeline for the 2008 competition, and rules and application information are now available at www.iowabusinessplancompetition.com. EntreFest!
EntreFest!, Iowa?s first conference devoted to the unique needs of Iowa?s small businesses is almost upon us! February 21-22 will find small business owners from across the state learning, sharing and networking to help grow their business ? will you be there? For more information or to register online visit www.entrefest.com, or call[masked]! Monday's Webinar - Opportunnites of Changing Demographics
How will the face of Iowa change in the next decade? How will changing demographics affect your business? For views on how your business can take advantage of new trends, join Drew Conrad from the UNI Institute for Decision Making and Mike Hahn from the UNI MyEntreNet System as they present Opportunities of Changing Demographics, on Monday, February 18 at 7:00pm. Get a glimpse into what Iowa will look like in the year 2020 and how these changes will present opportunities and challenges for Iowa Small Businesses.
Drew Conrad is a Program Manager for the Institute for Decision Making. His responsibilities include the design, delivery and follow-up of community level services including strategic and short-term planning, conducting community assessments and target industry analysis and conducting other applied research projects.
Mike Hahn is a Senior Program Manager with the UNI Regional Business Center, and works primarily with rural communities to assess local trends, develop customized programs, and facilitate the delivery of services to area entrepreneurs.
TO PARTICIPATE, go to the MyEntreNet Website at www.myentre.net and log in. Then, simply click ?Webinar? located on the compass at the left side of your home page. (If you haven?t already done so, you will need to fill out a brief registration form to access MyEntreNet.)