Future Implications

I have been thinking about this notion of social media becoming streamlined. Tools like Zapier and IFTTT already help with this but, will more integrations built-in streamline the process?

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It seems like we have come so far from traditional marketing techniques now that companies have focuses on social media marketing techniques as times have changed. The different ways these companies can reach people has changed as well. But, what is in store for social media marketing in the next 20 years? Or maybe even the next 5 years? What it all comes down to is, communication. People communicate differently than they did 10 years ago and social media has made it possible for companies to reach consumers quicker and more efficiently. With instantaneous content and information constantly flooding consumers on social media, companies have to consistently respond to feedback from these consumers to maintain brand recognition and image.

There are billions of people that access all the various social media platforms every day. We use our computers, smartphones, tablets, and smart watches to view content and communicate with…

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May 13, 2019, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Show!

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Weekly Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard on Insight on Business the News Hour Radio Podcast

The #DMBizEvents list includes networking, educational, informational or social-business events to be held in the Greater Des Moines Metro area for the next seven days, plus SAVE THE DATES. Highlighted events are shared and discussed each Monday on the award-winning, Insight on Business the News Hour program, member of Podcast Iowa.

Monday, May 13, 2019

WEEKLY, Mondays, Mondays for Money, The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. The Iowa Center hosts sessions to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operate a business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

WEEKLY, Tuesdays,”Topical Tuesdays,” at The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. “NON-PROFIT OR FOR-PROFIT.” Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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ANNUAL, Thursday – Friday, EntreFEST is a two-day conference. Celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation where professionals at every level can come together, share ideas, and own their success. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For Information or to buy tickets: https://www.entrefest.com/buy-tickets/

1milcupsdsm

WEEKLY, Wednesdays, Entrepreneurial Program and Networking, ‘1 Million Cups Des Moines’: 8am-9:30am, at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines. The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Cost: Free Event – Free Parking – Free Coffee. Information: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM  #1MCT

WEEKLY, Networking, The Friends of Small Business Meetup, hosted by Nexus 6:  9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at West End Architectural Salvage & Coffee Shop, 22 9th Street, Des Moines. A weekly group that meets to discuss marketing and sales strategies in their current roles as business owners or employees.

Networking and Information Meetup, The Runway Innovation and Events: 3:00PM – 1:00PM, 1111 E Army Post Road, Southridge Center, Suite 130, Des Moines.

Happy National Entrepreneurship Month! Sunday, November 10, from 3 PM to 5 PM we are having our second informational meetup about the Runway Co-working and Startup/Small business Incubator opening in December. We plan to allow people to join us for a free membership to co-work and work on a new business idea FREE for three months as we kick-off our Iowa chapter of Entrepreneurs Assembly – EA!

Let us know if you can stop out to learn more about how you can join, what we will offer, and to be part of our founding membership of the chapter. We want your input on how to develop the space. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RunwaySouthridge  

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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6:30 to 8:30 PM. Bring together professionals in Des Moines passionate about environmental and social issues for monthly networking over good drinks and fun conversations. Hosted by ecofluence, Inc. and Urban Ambassadors at Peace Tree Brewing Company in the East Village.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

SAVE THE DATES: May – June 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

WEEKLY, Mondays, Mondays for Money, The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. The Iowa Center hosts sessions to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operate a business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

WEEKLY, Tuesdays,”Topical Tuesdays,” at The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

April 22, 2019, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Show!

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Weekly Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard on Insight on Business the News Hour Radio Podcast

The #DMBizEvents list includes networking, educational, informational or social-business events to be held in the Greater Des Moines Metro area for the next seven days, plus SAVE THE DATES. Highlighted events are shared and discussed each Monday on the award-winning, Insight on Business the News Hour program, member of Podcast Iowa.

Monday, April 22, 2019

WEEKLY, Mondays, Mondays for Money, The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. The Iowa Center hosts sessions to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operate a business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

WEEKLY, Tuesdays,”Topical Tuesdays,” at The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. “NON-PROFIT OR FOR-PROFIT.” Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

1milcupsdsm

WEEKLY, Wednesdays, Entrepreneurial Program and Networking, ‘1 Million Cups Des Moines’: 8am-9:30am, at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines. The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Cost: Free Event – Free Parking – Free Coffee. Information: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM  #1MCT

WEEKLY, Networking, The Friends of Small Business Meetup, hosted by Nexus 6:  9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at West End Architectural Salvage & Coffee Shop, 22 9th Street, Des Moines. A weekly group that meets to discuss marketing and sales strategies in their current roles as business owners or employees.

Networking and Information Meetup, The Runway Innovation and Events: 3:00PM – 1:00PM, 1111 E Army Post Road, Southridge Center, Suite 130, Des Moines.

Happy National Entrepreneurship Month! Sunday, November 10, from 3 PM to 5 PM we are having our second informational meetup about the Runway Co-working and Startup/Small business Incubator opening in December. We plan to allow people to join us for a free membership to co-work and work on a new business idea FREE for three months as we kick-off our Iowa chapter of Entrepreneurs Assembly – EA!

Let us know if you can stop out to learn more about how you can join, what we will offer, and to be part of our founding membership of the chapter. We want your input on how to develop the space. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RunwaySouthridge  

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

ANNUAL, “Young Entrepreneur Convention,” at Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, Ames, Apr 26-27: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 2100 Green Hills Drive, Ames, IA. Offers Insight and tools to aid entrepreneurs in the tech/start-up world and those looking to build influence and brand awareness. In addition, YEC is proud to host the largest one-day Pitch Competition in the United States. Tickets and Info, Click Here: Eventbrite. Twitter: @yecdm 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

SAVE THE DATES: April – May 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

WEEKLY, Mondays, Mondays for Money, The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. The Iowa Center hosts sessions to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operate a business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

WEEKLY, Tuesdays,”Topical Tuesdays,” at The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

April 15, 2019, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Show!

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Weekly Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard on Insight on Business the News Hour Radio Podcast

The #DMBizEvents list includes networking, educational, informational or social-business events to be held in the Greater Des Moines Metro area for the next seven days, plus SAVE THE DATES. Highlighted events are shared and discussed each Monday on the award-winning, Insight on Business the News Hour program, member of Podcast Iowa.

Monday, April 15, 2019

WEEKLY, Mondays, Mondays for Money, The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. The Iowa Center hosts sessions to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operate a business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

WEEKLY, Tuesdays,”Topical Tuesdays,” at The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. “NON-PROFIT OR FOR-PROFIT.” Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

1milcupsdsm

WEEKLY, Wednesdays, Entrepreneurial Program and Networking, ‘1 Million Cups Des Moines’: 8am-9:30am, at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines. The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Cost: Free Event – Free Parking – Free Coffee. Information: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM  #1MCT

WEEKLY, Networking, The Friends of Small Business Meetup, hosted by Nexus 6:  9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at West End Architectural Salvage & Coffee Shop, 22 9th Street, Des Moines. A weekly group that meets to discuss marketing and sales strategies in their current roles as business owners or employees.

Networking and Information Meetup, The Runway Innovation and Events: 3:00PM – 1:00PM, 1111 E Army Post Road, Southridge Center, Suite 130, Des Moines.

Happy National Entrepreneurship Month! Sunday, November 10, from 3 PM to 5 PM we are having our second informational meetup about the Runway Co-working and Startup/Small business Incubator opening in December. We plan to allow people to join us for a free membership to co-work and work on a new business idea FREE for three months as we kick-off our Iowa chapter of Entrepreneurs Assembly – EA!

Let us know if you can stop out to learn more about how you can join, what we will offer, and to be part of our founding membership of the chapter. We want your input on how to develop the space. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RunwaySouthridge  

Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Friday, April 19, 2019

Saturday, April 20, 2019

SAVE THE DATES: April – May 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

WEEKLY, Mondays, Mondays for Money, The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. The Iowa Center hosts sessions to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operate a business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

WEEKLY, Tuesdays,”Topical Tuesdays,” at The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

April 1, 2019, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Show!

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Weekly Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard on Insight on Business the News Hour Radio Podcast

The #DMBizEvents list includes networking, educational, informational or social-business events to be held in the Greater Des Moines Metro area for the next seven days, plus SAVE THE DATES. Highlighted events are shared and discussed each Monday on the award-winning, Insight on Business the News Hour program, member of Podcast Iowa.

Monday, April 1, 2019

WEEKLY, Mondays, Mondays for Money, The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. The Iowa Center hosts sessions to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operate a business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

WEEKLY, Tuesdays,”Topical Tuesdays,” at The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. “NON-PROFIT OR FOR-PROFIT.” Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

1milcupsdsm

WEEKLY, Wednesdays, Entrepreneurial Program and Networking, ‘1 Million Cups Des Moines’: 8am-9:30am, at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines. The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Cost: Free Event – Free Parking – Free Coffee. Information: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM  #1MCT

WEEKLY, Networking, The Friends of Small Business Meetup, hosted by Nexus 6:  9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at West End Architectural Salvage & Coffee Shop, 22 9th Street, Des Moines. A weekly group that meets to discuss marketing and sales strategies in their current roles as business owners or employees.

Networking and Information Meetup, The Runway Innovation and Events: 3:00PM – 1:00PM, 1111 E Army Post Road, Southridge Center, Suite 130, Des Moines.

Happy National Entrepreneurship Month! Sunday, November 10, from 3 PM to 5 PM we are having our second informational meetup about the Runway Co-working and Startup/Small business Incubator opening in December. We plan to allow people to join us for a free membership to co-work and work on a new business idea FREE for three months as we kick-off our Iowa chapter of Entrepreneurs Assembly – EA!

Let us know if you can stop out to learn more about how you can join, what we will offer, and to be part of our founding membership of the chapter. We want your input on how to develop the space. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RunwaySouthridge  

Thursday, April 4, 2019

February Coffee & Connections, 7:30 AM at Project 7 Design, Des Moines, IA

Friday, April 5, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

SAVE THE DATES: April – May 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

WEEKLY, Mondays, Mondays for Money, The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. The Iowa Center hosts sessions to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operate a business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

WEEKLY, Tuesdays,”Topical Tuesdays,” at The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

March 18, 2019, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Show!

Aside

Weekly Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard on Insight on Business the News Hour Radio Podcast

The #DMBizEvents list includes networking, educational, informational or social-business events to be held in the Greater Des Moines Metro area for the next seven days, plus SAVE THE DATES. Highlighted events are shared and discussed each Monday on the award-winning, Insight on Business the News Hour program, member of Podcast Iowa.

Monday, March 18, 2019

WEEKLY, Mondays, Mondays for Money, The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. The Iowa Center hosts sessions to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operate a business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

WEEKLY, Tuesdays,”Topical Tuesdays,” at The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. “NON-PROFIT OR FOR-PROFIT.” Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

1milcupsdsm

WEEKLY, Wednesdays, Entrepreneurial Program and Networking, ‘1 Million Cups Des Moines’: 8am-9:30am, at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines. The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Cost: Free Event – Free Parking – Free Coffee. Information: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM  #1MCT

WEEKLY, Networking, The Friends of Small Business Meetup, hosted by Nexus 6:  9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at West End Architectural Salvage & Coffee Shop, 22 9th Street, Des Moines. A weekly group that meets to discuss marketing and sales strategies in their current roles as business owners or employees.

Monthly, Education, Greater Des Moines Partnership’s “Top Five for Small Business” Series. This series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will introduce five things on certain topic that will help you be successful in your business. 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St, Ste 100, Des Moines.

Networking and Information Meetup, The Runway Innovation and Events: 3:00PM – 1:00PM, 1111 E Army Post Road, Southridge Center, Suite 130, Des Moines.

Happy National Entrepreneurship Month! Sunday, November 10, from 3 PM to 5 PM we are having our second informational meetup about the Runway Co-working and Startup/Small business Incubator opening in December. We plan to allow people to join us for a free membership to co-work and work on a new business idea FREE for three months as we kick-off our Iowa chapter of Entrepreneurs Assembly – EA!

Let us know if you can stop out to learn more about how you can join, what we will offer, and to be part of our founding membership of the chapter. We want your input on how to develop the space. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RunwaySouthridge  

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

SAVE THE DATES: March – April 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

WEEKLY, Mondays, Mondays for Money, The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. The Iowa Center hosts sessions to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operate a business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

WEEKLY, Tuesdays,”Topical Tuesdays,” at The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

February 18, 2019, #DMBizEvents on Insight On Business the News Hour (@IOB_NewsHour) Show!

Aside

Weekly Business Networking and Education with Laura Kinnard on Insight on Business the News Hour Radio Podcast

The #DMBizEvents list includes networking, educational, informational or social-business events to be held in the Greater Des Moines Metro area for the next seven days, plus SAVE THE DATES. Highlighted events are shared and discussed each Monday on the award-winning, Insight on Business the News Hour program, member of Podcast Iowa.

Monday, February 18, 2019

WEEKLY, Mondays, Mondays for Money, The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. The Iowa Center hosts sessions to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operate a business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

WEEKLY, Tuesdays,”Topical Tuesdays,” at The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. “NON-PROFIT OR FOR-PROFIT.” Please join this insightful Topical Tuesday, led by Megan Milligan, CEO + President of Iowa Center for Economic Success. Helping you navigate which type of entity is best for you and your business. After you’ve dreamt up your idea you may start daydreaming about ways to build revenue. You may feel passionate about making a difference in your community and improving people’s lives; but you also need to figure out how to put food on the table and support your family. Is your idea something that could be considered a “cause” that would qualify for grants and charitable giving? We will discuss many of the pros and cons of being a 501 3 versus an LLC and help you answer important questions around your comfort in being accountable to others, “owning” your own idea, working for yourself, and deferred gratification (and profit) versus immediate financial gain. Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

1milcupsdsm

WEEKLY, Wednesdays, Entrepreneurial Program and Networking, ‘1 Million Cups Des Moines’: 8am-9:30am, at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines. The most innovative energy you’ll feel all week. Cost: Free Event – Free Parking – Free Coffee. Information: https://www.facebook.com/1MillionCupsDSM  Twitter @1MillionCupsDSM  #1MCT

WEEKLY, Networking, The Friends of Small Business Meetup, hosted by Nexus 6:  9:30 AM – 10:30 AM at West End Architectural Salvage & Coffee Shop, 22 9th Street, Des Moines. A weekly group that meets to discuss marketing and sales strategies in their current roles as business owners or employees.

Monthly, Education, Greater Des Moines Partnership’s “Top Five for Small Business” Series. This series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will introduce five things on certain topic that will help you be successful in your business. 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Greater Des Moines Partnership, 700 Locust St, Ste 100, Des Moines. “Top Five Customer Service Tips for Small Business – The WOW Factor!”  Register Now.  Event Description: Creating a customer service approach based on the specific requests of your customers is one of the easiest ways to better manage the relationship. Here are just a few things you can expect to learn: Speaker: Tiffany Tokarz, CPBA, CPMA, & MS in Leadership & Organizational Development Psychology, is the CEO of Modern Muse Consulting and is one of their Intentional Growth Strategists.

Networking and Information Meetup, The Runway Innovation and Events: 3:00PM – 1:00PM, 1111 E Army Post Road, Southridge Center, Suite 130, Des Moines.

Happy National Entrepreneurship Month! Sunday, November 10, from 3 PM to 5 PM we are having our second informational meetup about the Runway Co-working and Startup/Small business Incubator opening in December. We plan to allow people to join us for a free membership to co-work and work on a new business idea FREE for three months as we kick-off our Iowa chapter of Entrepreneurs Assembly – EA!

Let us know if you can stop out to learn more about how you can join, what we will offer, and to be part of our founding membership of the chapter. We want your input on how to develop the space. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RunwaySouthridge  

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Annual, Education “AMA 2019 Experience Event,” presented by American Marketing Association (AMA) Iowa Chapter. We know it’s important to have a solid marketing strategy to support our business plans. But with so many moving pieces in our marketing tool kits and constant advancements and innovations, it can be hard to decide what makes sense for our unique situations. This year, the AMA Iowa Experience event will focus on providing expert insight and interactive sessions to examine different pieces of the marketing puzzle and provide you with actionable takeaways!

For the sixth consecutive year, this day-long conference will offer motivational general sessions, concurrent breakout sessions, and deep dive tracks for B2B, B2C and students. We’ll also engage in a lively LOUD Tables session where you will connect with other attendees in small group discussions. https://www.amaiowa.com/en/events/experience_event/2019_experience_event/

Saturday, February 23, 2019

SAVE THE DATES: February – March 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

WEEKLY, Mondays, Mondays for Money, The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. The Iowa Center hosts sessions to inform clients of the different ways to finance a start-up or operate a business. Sessions are free and open to the general public. How can you finance your business venture? What funding sources are open to you? What kind of funding makes sense for this stage of your business? How do lenders or investors evaluate a business? Also, Evaluate your level of preparation. Receive a copy of your personal credit history.  Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

WEEKLY, Tuesdays,”Topical Tuesdays,” at The Iowa Center for Economic Success: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive. “UNDERSTANDING YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE,” by Tamara Kenworthy, founder of On Point Strategies, has over 30 years of marketing and research expertise. Is your marketing plan focused on your target audience(s)? Are you listening to your customers? Many, if not most, businesses make the #1 mistake of not listening to or understanding the needs and wants of their customers. Join us for this Topical Tuesday to gain clarity on why marketing planning and market research should go hand-in-hand, and how it doesn’t need to be a foreign language for you – or break your budget. Tamara will walk through the key components of a solid marketing plan and why marketing research is so important. Tamara will share a range of research methodologies and how they fit into the plan. Then she’ll take a deep dive highlighting some research scenarios to make the research process come to life – as well as some tips on survey design. You’ll gain a renewed appreciation for research at any budget level. You’ll think differently about “voice of the customer” when you leave this presentation, which will help you own your business plan and grow your business. Click Here:  the Iowa Center’s Full Event Calendar   Twitter: @theiowacenter