Friends and New Iowa Entrepreneurs' Coalition Members:
happy New Year - I hope this note finds you well and warm!
I spent a little time today updating the New Iowa Entrepreneurs' Coalition web site
in preparation for our work in the coming year and beyond. Please visit http://www.meetup.com/New-Iowa-Entrepreneurs-Coalition/
and check out the changes.
First, you will notice a listing of 'sponsors' on the right hand side of the home page. There you will also see a hotlink to the New Iowa Group BlogSpot.
Be sure to visit the Blog and subscribe to it. When you are in the mood to write about your experiences as a small business owner, I will welcome your brief articles and submissions for the Blogspot - just send them to me at [address removed].
When you checkout the Blog - scroll down to the hot link for the CoWorking Survey
and (if you haven't already) take a few minutes to complete the survey - shouldn't take more than 10 minutes.
Next: You will notice that you can subscribe to an RSS feed at the base of the 'What's New" column on the home page. This is an easy way to get an automatic notice when a new member joins the group or new item of information is posted in the message board on the site.
Be sure to check out the Calendar. I updated it with as much information about networking opportunities, seminars and workshops as I could find. Again, you can subscribe to an RSS feed for either the "meet up" meetings as they are scheduled or you can be notified of every event on the calendar. If you know of an event that should be on our calendar please send me the information or link and I'll get it on the list.
If you haven't taken the time to update your member profile - today would be a good time to do that. Just find your profile - and edit or add new information as you see fit.
While you are at it - check out the new arrangement for the 'message board' section. You will see this area is arranged in eight new forums - one for general member and group information and each of the other seven dedicated to one of the areas of business excellence that we promote through the NIEC. You can begin new threads in these forums by posting articles and other relevant information in the appropriate forum. This arrangement should make it easier to find and post information - Please this is your site - and while I will be arbiter of 'good taste' and 'appropriateness' of submissions - you should use these forums to get good information to the members. By the way - did you know that you can embed videos into the message board forums?
Finally, we want to celebrate entrepreneurs Week in fine fashion with a series of educational, social, networking and advocacy events to occur between February 21 and February 28. So, How about you volunteer for an event planning committee - Let me know if you are able to meet with me at the E-Myth Benchmark Offices after 6:00 PM next Monday January 19. Just e-mail me at [address removed] if you can attend and are interested in helping schedule or perhaps hosting events for that week.
I apologize for the length of this email
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Kent Sovern, President
New Iowa Group, Ltd.
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