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    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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    The Value Builder System was designed in 2011 by John Warrillow, author, and international bestseller, as well as being recognized by BtoB Magazine's "Who's Who" list of America's most influential business-to-business marketers. Currently, The Value Builder System is helping 30,000 users worldwide. As a certified Value Builder, we will help you improve the value of your company. Whether you're looking to sell your business for a premium now, or know that you could, the Value Builder System will help you increase the value of your company.

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    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 - Considering Buy-Sell Agreements

    Join us on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. as we welcome Drew Larson from BrownWinick for the Considering Buy-Sell Agreements Webinar.

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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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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

An important part of a successful ownership transfer, regardless of Exit Path, is the presence of key employees. Key employees are those who have a direct and significan... Read More

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

10 Things That Make Your Business More Valuable Than That of Your Industry Peers

The value of your company is partly determined by your industry. For example, cloud-based software companies... Read More

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Is Now the Time To Sell Your Business?

Have you been thinking about selling your business but just can’t decide if now is the best time?  Do you find yourself repeatedly analyzing the econo... Read More