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North Iowa Businesses Compete in Venture School Launch Day Pitch Competition

The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center hosted the Venture School Launch Day Competition on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The spring 2021 cohort of nine teams competed in person after attending classes virtually for 8 weeks of training, developing their plans, and working with mentors. A panel of judges (Stacy Doughan, Clear Lake Chamber; Jayson Ryner,…
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January 2021 COVID-19 Business Assistance Updates

As part of an end-of-year pandemic relief package, Congress has passed several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and created a “Second Draw” PPP for small businesses who have exhausted their initial loan. Other changes impact eligibility for initial PPP loans, the loan forgiveness process, and the tax treatment of PPP loans. At this…
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