The Cash Forward Business Model

Image via Wikipedia I wrote a post for the IowBIZ blog on the Business Record site titled “The Cash Forward Business Model.”  Check it out and let me know what you think.       

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Help Wanted. No Seriously!

Image via Wikipedia In my work at the BIZ, I try to create tools, outlines, templates and what ever else will help first time entrepreneurs move their idea forward.  One key area that many struggle with is in creating a financial model.  I am not speaking of the formal pro-forma of the serial start-up with […]

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Video comes to the BIZ – Watch!

We have started something new here at the BIZ.  Many of our members and partners cannot make it to the monthly networking events.  They either live too far away or do not have schedules that allow the flexibility to take 2 hours mid day. For some, the subject is relevant but just not now.  For […]

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SBIR/STTR Grants – A great source and great support

Image by SeanMcTex via Flickr I have the pleasure of working with Kris Johanson at Iowa State University.  Kris’s role is to assist those seeking SBIR / STTR grants.  This grants can range in value from under $100k to over $500k in certain circumstances.  Kris has been very successful in helping her clients succeed in […]

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The New Normal in Banking – December 7 – Sign Up Now!

Image via Wikipedia There is an event next week that looks to be very valuable.  It is titled The New Normal in Banking.  The presenter is Mike Helak of US Bank.  I know Mike personally and have a great deal of respect for him.  With all of the changes in banking over the last two […]

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Recipe for Business Success – Worth Attending!

Image by Search Engine People Blog via Flickr My counterpart in Cedar Rapids, Curt Nelson, is presenting a one day seminar here in the Des Moines area next Wednesday November 3rd.  I have personally attended this program twice in the past and found it to be truly compelling.  Curt has written a companion book as […]

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