Billy Blake of Ratcliff & Blake, was the guest presenter in June. He answered insurance questions as they pertained to COVID-19 as well as other questions from the group. Click here to view a recording from the Zoom session which was held at this event.
Amy Kuhlers from the Iowa Economic Development Authority was a guest presenter in May at the Exchange’s regular Coffee & Conversation hour where she provided some very helpful links, tips, and information regarding how to create an effective business plan. Click here to view her presentation.
Amanda Laverman was a guest presenter on April 27 at the Exchange’s regular Coffee & Conversation hour. Her Social Media Strategy presentation can be found by clicking on the linked text.
TD&D CPAs and Financial Advisors from Oskaloosa IA, have developed a “Starting a Business Guide.” Though the manual is dated 2012, pertinent information still exists in the guide.
KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION: Established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Kauffman Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is among the largest private foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion. Our vision is to foster a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens in their communities. In service of this vision, we focus our grant making and operations on two areas — education and entrepreneurship — which our founder, Ewing Kauffman, saw as two ends of a continuum.
LYNDA.COM: lynda.com is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills. Founded in 1995, the company produces video tutorials taught by industry experts.
KAHAN ACADEMY: Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan to provide “a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere”. The organization produces micro lectures in the form of YouTube videos.