• 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

Monday, September 18, 2017

A fundamental aspect of a successful business exit is assuring that your business has enough value to allow you to exit with financial security. This, coupled with wisely invested non-business asse... Read More

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Equifax has found its way to the podium for 15 minutes of fame – or infamy – in this case.  Their data breach, seemingly affecting just about every adult in the United States, has largely been met... Read More

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Setting goals is critically important to owners who begin Exit Planning. Without goals, even the strongest processes fail, because they have no purpose to work toward. Your goals are what guide yo... Read More