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  • FBC Breakfast Series Session The Next Gen

    Join us as Heidi Vermeer-Quist, Morgan Christen, and Nick Rhomberg discuss ways to establish credibility with the family, employees, and other stakeholders. Their key influences and experiences will help family businesses look at their next generation and understand how to prepare for key transitions. Our next Family Business Breakfast Session is scheduled for January 15, 2021 at 8am. 

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  • Entrepreneurship Report 2020

    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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    Welcome to the Iowa Family Business Center! Click below to learn about the benefits of becoming a member and how we can help your family business strive.


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  • Feature: Resolutions for Family Companies

    By Dan Beenken

    I’m not asking you to do much – you don’t have to lose any weight (though I need to) and you don’t have to learn a new hobby or speak a second language. I would simply encourage you to do 2 things this year. Two. That’s it. (At least for a start.)

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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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  • We Are Here To Help

    We've put together some great resources for businesses to navigate COVID-19

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By Dan Beenken

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Thursday, October 08, 2020
What I learned from the Family Business Breakfast Series Session One

By Dan Beenken

What I learned:

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