• WELCOME TO ADVANCE IOWA

    Advance Iowa is the State of Iowa’s comprehensive consulting program designed to work with mid-sized companies to enhance their growth. It is often lonely at the top for business owners, we are here to be a third-party sounding board and trusted advisor. Advance Iowa assists firms in overcoming their obstacles and helps to identify new opportunities.

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  • UNI RAMPING UP TO HELP MIDSIZED BUSINESS

    The partnership between the University of Northern Iowa and Advance Iowa is strong, allowing for Advance Iowa to be extremely successful in the past year. As Advance Iowa enters its second full year of assisting midsized businesses across the State, they are gaining more attention not only from business but also from the economic development world.

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  • Our Success

    Watch Iowa Entrepreneur for a segment on one of Advance Iowa's clients, Fire Farm, and its founder, Adam Pollock as he discusses his journey to re-discover his family roots and his decision to move his California-based design company to Elkader.

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  • Webinar: Succession Planning - An Iowa Success Story

    On Nov. 8th from 12:00 - 1:00, hear from Advance Iowa Consultant, Mike Strajack, as he shares his personal story of his successful transition out of his company.

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  • News: Advance Iowa Aids Succession Planning

    GREENE - Dennis Hobson has owned and served as president for American Tool & Engineering Inc. in Greene for 25 years. A few years ago, he decided he'd like to someday retire.

    Hobson attended a business seminar with his daughter, Sonja - who is transitioning to own the business with her brother, Matt - that started them on the path to pass the plastic molding company onto his kids. 

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News

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

When planning business exits, many owners overlook the possibility that they will die or become permanently incapacitated before they complete their exits. In such tragic cases, owners’ families a... Read More

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

For some business owners, a third-party sale is their best option for a successful business exit. Third-party sales are popular because owners often believe they can get... Read More