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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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  • 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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News

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Season 5, Episode 8 was “The Barber”.  The plot goes something like this:  Jerry has been loyal to his barber, Enzo, for 12 years.  His haircuts have gone downhill in quality over that time and his... Read More

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

There is a strong case for creating a buy-sell agreement for co-owned businesses. If owners agree about how to appraise business value and set the terms of payment in adv... Read More

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

This month, the University of Northern Iowa's Advance Iowa program is launching a free webinar focused on succession planning - Business Transitions: Planning Ahead for the Future of Your Busin... Read More