BUSINESS & COMMUNITY SERVICES

BCS Updates

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Having the right connections and resources, as well as financial backing, is crucial when bringing a business idea to life. Unfortunately, this keeps many ideas from success. That’s the reason the Center for Business Growth and Innovation (CBGI) at the University of Northern Iowa is hosting its f... Read More

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The UNI Center for Business Growth and Innovation has just expanded their staff with the addition of two new hires, two recent graduates from the University of Northern Iowa. I sat down with Sar... Read More

Friday, January 20, 2017

In less than one month, University of Northern Iowa staff, faculty and students will travel to the Iowa Capitol Building in Des Moines to showcase the advancements and impact UNI has made throughout the state.

Here at BCS, we like to have a little fun with UNI Day and for any recurring vi... Read More

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

With this year coming to a close, it’s time to look ahead at some of the most popular entrepreneurial trends of 2017.

Consumer collabs will continue to shape the business environment

The people are fueli... Read More

Friday, December 02, 2016

Working to grow and maintain a business is undeniably challenging. Juggling customer and employee needs, dealing with business operations, and remaining profitable are enough to keep any small business owner on their toes. But what happens after you put in the work to make your business a success... Read More

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

When looking to start a business, every entrepreneur must answer this critical question: where? In a world where businesses are more transportable than ever, it can be hard to identify the right business location. Here are five reasons why Iowa is the ideal environment for business!

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Getting paid for doing what you love sounds a little too good to be true, right? Actually, it’s not too far out of reach. If you’ve ever thought about turning your hobby into a business you’re in the right place. Here are a few ways to get your business off and running with a little help from UNI... Read More

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

You’re in luck, here are six free sources for small businesses and entrepreneurs in Iowa offered by the BCS. From environmental assistance to online training, these resources are the nuts and bolts to ‘Building a Better Iowa’.

Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC)

Worried about your busines... Read More

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Working to grow and maintain a business is undeniably challenging. Juggling customer and employee needs, dealing with business operations, and remaining profitable are enough to keep any small business owner on their toes. But what happens after you put in the work to make your business a success... Read More

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Classes for the 2016-2017 academic year at the University of Northern Iowa have begun and that means we’re welcoming new students to our team at the Business and Community Services. Nick Miller is a freshman at UNI majoring in Computer Science and will be our Web Design Intern. Nick will be respo... Read More

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