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  • FBC Breakfast Series Session Fair and Equal Compensation

    Fair is not always equal when it comes to compensation in a family business. Our next Family Business Breakfast Session is scheduled for March 26, 2021 at 8am. 

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    Advance Iowa, a program under Center for Business Growth and Innovation, CBGI and UNI JPEC put together an annual report that contains the results and stories of the collaboration between the two centers and how the work we are doing has a positive impact on businesses across Iowa. 

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Monday, February 22, 2021

by Dan Beenken

The title says it all: Long Live the Family Business! I couldn't agree more.

If you are involved in a family owned company and are wondering how to create a business... Read More

Thursday, February 11, 2021

by Dan Beenken

Compensation is already a touchy subject – and if you throw on top of that a heaping spoonful of working with your family, things can get messy real quick.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2021

By Dan Beenken

Across Iowa we are experiencing a “silver tsunami” of aging baby boomers – many of them are business owners in our communities.

One of every three Iowa busin... Read More