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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

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

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

Norwalk Businesses Can Recieve Tax Abatement On Improvements

The City of Norwalk offers tax abatement for improvements made to commercial and industrial properties. “It is basically an incentive package to help incentivize people to make improvements to their properties or to build new within the community,” Josh Haggen, director of Community Development in Norwalk, said. The tax abatement applies to the value improvements … Continue reading

Study Finds Women Are Less Likely To Receive Loans

A study conducted by Biz2Credit finds that businesses owned by women are more likely to be turned down for loans. Bloomberg Businessweek reports Biz2Credit analyzed 14,000 loan applications from the last six months of 2012. Out of those 14,000 applications, women-owned businesses were 15 to 20 percent less like to receive approval for a small … Continue reading

Carlisle Is Looking For Its Next City Administrator And School Superintendent

Carlisle is in the process of hiring a new city administrator and school superintendent. “Those are positions where, at least if you were in business, you would want someone who is business friendly,” city clerk administrator, Neil Ruddy said. “The city position would have more of an impact on businesses than the school district, but … Continue reading

Carlisle’s 5-year Plan Means Improvement For Businesses

The City of Carlisle held a public hearing Monday about its proposed five-year improvement plan. The Carlisle Improvement Plan (CIP) helps the city council plan future city projects.  According to city clerk administrator, Neil Ruddy, several projects proposed in the plan would directly affect small business in Carlisle. The RISE Project: The Revitalize Iowa’s Sound … Continue reading

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