• 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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  • Webinars

    Take a look at our upcoming succession planning webinars! Hear from Advance Iowa consultants and industry experts: Scott Bailey, Lars Peterson, and Mike Strajack as they tell their experience in transitioning a business.

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News

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

It’s likely that few people, if any, have ever told you, “You need to make yourself less important,” regarding your business. But sophisticated buyers look for businesses that can operate without t... Read More

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 

It’s Fall. It’s Football. It’s another Bears’ “Season On the Stink”. (Now who could have predicted that?) As of today they are 1-4, but for all intents and purposes they are free... Read More

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Many owners and advisors talk about the importance of growing business value, and there are nearly unlimited options to help business owners do just that. Wouldn’t you agree that growing business v... Read More