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Indianola Road Closures Due To Water Main Repair

Time Saving Tips

Time is one of the most important assets small business owners seem to lack. As an owner, you do so much more than your average employee. Small Business Trends has 50 tips to help save as much of your precious time as possible. Check out the following top ten. 1. Set Goals: Create a detailed … Continue reading

Cut Small Business Expenses, Save Big Money

Want to save money but don’t know where to start? Most of your money in your small business goes toward expenses. Employee pay, inventory and rent expenses are the biggest money eaters. Small Business Trends let’s you in on some tips to cut back your expenses and put more money in your savings account. Payroll … Continue reading

Girls’ Night Out – Darlene Lawyer

Girls’ Night Out – Alison Bowlin

Forbes: 9 Tips To Attract “Rockstar Talent”

Looking to attract some awesome talent to your business? Not sure where to start? Forbes reports that it’s all about your company’s culture and work environment. Here nine tips to help you attract  the “rockstar talent” you are looking for. 1. Begin With Values: Your values are your brand. If your values are lousy, your … Continue reading

Indianola Council Members: City Government Change Brings Uncertainty

During a special meeting in March, the Indianola City Council approved a special election to change the city’s form of government. The change would reduce the city council’s size by two members and throw out the position of an elected mayor. “Having an elected mayor, whose role by our charter is chief executive officer of … Continue reading

Senate Passes Economic Development Budget Bill

The Iowa Senate passed an economic development budget bill worth $78.5 million 26-24 Democrats on Wednesday. The Des Moines Register reports Democrats said the bill would support Gov. Branstad’s efforts to create 200,000 jobs across the state. Senate File 430 would equal an increase of $40.8 million to spending in the current state budget year … Continue reading

Honesty Pass It On

Customers want answers to their questions more than information about your business. Honesty can end up being the best policy for your business. The Huffington Post reports how honesty save one man’s failing pool business. Marcus Sheridan’s business, River Pools and Spas, was floundering. Several customers had cancelled jobs worth $50,000 a piece. He was … Continue reading

Small Business Loans Saw Quarterly Increase In 2012

Government data suggests small business lending was up during the last quarter of 2012. Fox News reports the total amount of outstanding small business loans at the end of 2012 was $586 billion.  That’s a $2 billion increase from the third quarter. The FDIC began tracking loans on a quarterly basis in 2010. This is … Continue reading

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