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Economic Development is . . . (increasing the flow) of capital through the community and reducing its leakage.

Entrepreneurship Update: Where can I find money to start or grow a business? Special workshop on Dec 13 can help

Ever thought of starting your own business or expanding your business? Join us in Tama County to learn more about the financing options available to you! Learn from an entrepreneur like yourself!

Our presenter, Dan Beenken, will provide you with helpful hints when it comes to acquiring financing for your business. Dan is the manager of Incubation Services and director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Northern Iowa. Prior to coming to UNI, Dan lived in Minneapolis for about nine years working for a Venture Capital firm and an investment bank. Dan earned his undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and during his time in Minneapolis, his MBA at the University of Minnesota. He and his wife own a home décor and antique shop in Waverly, Iowa called The Changing Season.

Dan’s topics will include: traditional lending – collateral, money down, business plan preparation; local options – revolving loan funds; Iowa micro loan; Small Business Administration offerings and how they fit; friends/family/fools; angel and equity investment; and bootstrapping.

Mark your calendars now! This event will be held on Tue. December 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Reinig Toledo Center, 1007 Prospect Drive, Toledo Iowa. There is no cost and public is very welcome.

This event is being co-sponsored by Tama County Economic Development Commission, University of Northern Iowa and Iowa Valley Community College District. There is no cost, but please RSVP to joanne@tamacountyiowa.org or (641) 484-3108 so we can make sure we have enough handouts and chairs for everyone’s comfort.

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