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The Business World Needs Leaders, Not Managers

In today’s business world, the traditional “manager” is becoming a more uncommon way of overseeing a company. It is well known that people want to work for leaders, not grumpy old managers that don’t care about much. In all reality, if your company’s top management team operates as an organization of leaders working alongside their…

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Networking for Manufacturers: GovCon

This event was targeted at companies interested in building their network and will specifically target the government contracting market. Attendees learned about the importance of building that network and be given an opportunity to introduce their business and experience in the government market and share best practices. Hosted by CIRAS to provide manufacturers an opportunity…

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Successful Conversations: Quad Cities Big Table

Discovering Solutions Together The event was arranged by Q2030 with the goal to have 500 conversations about a variety of topics. More than 5,000 people representing different backgrounds, neighborhoods and interest groups will participate in conversations to discuss and imagine the future of our region. These conversations will inspire new ways we can work together…

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Hub Huddle: Elevate Advanced Manufacturing

On April 13, 2018 the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce hosted their monthly Hub Huddle sponsored by Northwest Bank. The topic for discussion was the efforts Elevate Advanced Manufacturing have been spear-heading to help workforce development. Alexandra Monaghan is an Elevate program coordinator, spending her time traveling throughout the state of Iowa to spread a…

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What’s the Big Deal With SEO?

Marketing is developing in new directions every day. Traditional marketing still plays a large role in the community and is integrated into the foundation of small businesses. Some can thrive solely on word of mouth. But that process is slow and not always steady. The functionality of marketing can be complicated and integrated into different…

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Utilizing Excel: Schedules and Automation

  Service and product-based companies share many similarities as well as differences. For this article, we are going to focus on one specific requirement that service-based companies need. The goal of a service company is to spend most of their time working for clients to cover costs and turn a profit while leaving enough time…

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Importance of a Social Media Presence for Small Businesses

With the evolution of business and the relationship with social media; social media has become an important tool for businesses to cultivate exposure and interact with clients, potential clients, and those whom are opposed to the product. Your customers are no longer the farmer down the street or even the family in the next town…

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Is College for Everyone?

According to the National Student Clearinghouse, only 57% of students who start college will graduate within 6 years.  It does not take an engineer to recognize that a system with only a 50% success rate, is, for one reason or another, a failing system.  Now, some of this may be able to be fixed at…

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Attracting the Best Talent out of Colleges

Twice a year, students are coming out of college looking for a job that’s right for them. In today’s day and age, this group of people are looking for a wide variety of perks. A company’s ability to offer these perks can significantly impact a potential new hire’s decision to come on board. Most Attractive…

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