GO LIVE | PART 1

Are you embracing the web as a business owner?

If you are not, chances are, your potential customers will never know you exist! In this session, Jess Carrier outlines exactly what you need to know about the internet, the future, and your business.

Lunch will be provided. Please register below.

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Business For Breakfast

To conclude Launch Week, a Business for Breakfast event will be held on Friday, November 17th at the Orpheum Theatre. Join Srini Rao, author of the WSJ bestselling book The Art of Being Unmistakable as he shares the importance of creating work that’s so distinctive that it makes your competition irrelevant. Rao is also the founder of The Unmistakable Creative Podcast where he’s interviewed more than 600 creative professionals including entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, venture capitalists, and artists. The free event begins at 7:30 am and RSVP’s are requested by calling 224-5500 or online at www.locatesiouxcity.com/business-breakfast.

Dream Big Grow Here Pitch Competition

On Thursday, November 16th, the economic development organizations in northwest Iowa will host the regional Dream Big Grow Here pitch competition at the Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City, Iowa from 5:00-7:30 pm. In September, entrepreneurs in northwest Iowa submitted their dreams to start or expand a business, and from the entries, five finalists have been selected to present their idea to an audience and judges in a pitch-off event for a chance to win thousands in cash prizes. The first-place winner will receive $4,000, second place will receive $2,000 and first place will receive $1,000.

Biz Brew

Startup Sioux City will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week along with our local entrepreneurs and business owners with a Biz Brew on Wednesday, November 15th from 4:30-7:00 pm at the Diving Elk, 1101 4th Street – Sioux City, IA. Biz Brew brings people together who are interested in fostering a startup community and creating a positive environment for businesses to grow. Stop by after work and enjoy casual networking, beverages, and appetizers.

Google Workshop

On Tuesday, November 14th, a Google Workshop will be held in both English and Spanish at ISU Design West. The English session will start at 12 pm and the Spanish session will start at 2 pm. This workshop will help small businesses and startups improve their information where customers search for them the most: Google. The workshop will show businesses how to put more information about their business into Google; how to get their companies verified for Google searches; how to add information such as location and hours of operation; and how to add photos to enhance the listing. The Google Workshop is free and lunch/snacks will be provided. Attendees are asked to register by emailing Renae Billings at rbillings@sioux-city.org.

ISU Startup Factory

Representatives from the ISU Startup Factory will be at Western Iowa Tech Community College (Room B223) at 3 pm to introduce new programming that will be offered to startups and existing businesses in the Sioux City area in 2018. The program is designed to help businesses bring new products to the market and work with companies to become “investor ready.”

Business Succession Planning Workshop

On Monday, November 13th the Small Business Development Center will host a Business Succession Planning workshop at 8:30 am at ISU Design West in downtown Sioux City. This course will focus on the top five tips to successfully sell a business. The presentation “5 Commandments of Selling a Business” will guide you through a step by step process. The workshop is free and a light breakfast will be provided. Attendees may register by emailing Renae Billings at rbillings@sioux-city.org.