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Overview of University of Northern Iowa Programs for Iowa Businesses
 

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Presentation given to the Waterloo Rotary on 9/18/13 over programs at UNI that help Iowa business owners.

Presentation given to the Waterloo Rotary on 9/18/13 over programs at UNI that help Iowa business owners.

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  • Services Include:Mailing Lists (Consumers or Businesses)Marketplace IntelligenceSocial Media MarketingBusiness ConnectionsCompetitive IntelligenceAnswers to Unique Business Questions
  • Collaboratively Driven Statewide Conference For Iowa Small Business OwnersSponsors include DMACC, Renew Rural Iowa, ABI, Alliant Energy, Iowa Area Development Group, Iowa SBDC, MidAmerican, IEDA, UNI and Iowa StateHeld in different locations each year (Cedar Falls, Coralville, Ames, Dubuque, and Des Moines).Consistently attracted 250 attendees to network and learn about topics like crowdfunding, marketing, finance, law, and state/regional programs to help them.
  • Collaboratively driven grant contest, GOAL: Fostering broader awareness of entrepreneurship in the state of Iowa.We provide the online contest technology and administration. 7 statewide sponsors: IBA, Renew Rural Iowa, IEDA, Iowa Area Development Group, TAI, and VentureNet. Regional contest hosts: GCVCA, NE Ia Biz Network, IIG, Iowa Lakes Corridor, Mt. Pleasant Area Dev, Biz Innovation Zone$5,000 Online Regional Grant Contest$10,000 Statewide Grand Prize at EF!Last Year:142 Entries, 90k unique visitors, 550k page views, 1k+ comments, and 88k+ votes cast56 Radio/TV/News Websites, 90+ articles (IA, NE, MN), lots of social media coverageStill have partnership opportunities available

Overview of University of Northern Iowa Programs for Iowa Businesses Overview of University of Northern Iowa Programs for Iowa Businesses Presentation Transcript

  • UNI Resources for Iowa Businesses Rob Williams Business Analyst, University of Northern Iowa Sept 18, 2013 Crossroads Rotary Club http://www.bcs.uni.edu
  • I want to start a business, where do I start? I’ve been in business for 10 years, how can I grow? Very Broad Ecosystem...
  • • Collaboratively driven website built by service providers to connect business owners with the right resources, at the right time. • Main Features Include: – Business Webinars powered by MyEntre.Net – Statewide Event Calendar – Resource Navigator & Directory – Iowa Business Concierge http://www.IASourceLink.com
  • Business Webinars • Free Online Seminars • Expert Speakers • Topics: – Social Media Marketing – Accounting/Tax (IDR) – Hiring & Finding Talent – Search Engine Optimization • Hundreds to watch on-demand http://webinars.iasourcelink.com http://www.IowaTaxWebinars.com
  • Iowa Business Concierge • ‘Ask us Anything’ • Call, Click, or Chat • Key Referrals & Research http://bizhelp.iasourcelink.com
  • Business Concierge • ‘Ask Us Anything’ Online Information Service http://bizhelp.iasourcelink.com
  • FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS High Rent & Target Market Map http://bizhelp.iasourcelink.com
  • Dan Beenken AdvanceIowa, Team Lead http://www.AdvanceIowa.com
  • Strategic Marketing Services • Primary Market Research – Surveys (online, mail, phone) – Focus Groups • Market Analysis – Product Intelligence – Customer Intelligence – Competitive Intelligence http://www.sms.uni.edu
  • Business Incubation @ UNI
  • UNI Small Business Development Center • Free 1:1 Business Consulting • Business & Market Plan Development • Financials Assistance http://www.iowasbdc.org
  • EntreFest! Conference Statewide Conference for Iowa Business Owners http://www.EntreFest.com
  • Iowa Waste Reduction Center Free, non-regulatory environmental assistance to Iowa small businesses • On-Site Reviews • Iowa Air Emissions Assistance Program • Iowa Waste Exchange • Painter Training http://www.iwrc.org
  • • $5,000 Regional Grant Contest • $10,000 Statewide Grand Prize www.DreamBigGrowHere.com
  • Questions?