Author Archives: Pappajohn Center

Growing Opportunities in North Iowa

Director’s Notes from Tim Putnam This spring will see plenty of new or improved resources and opportunities available to North Iowa entrepreneurs, thanks in large part to our community partners. The North Iowa TechBrew is now run by its members with support from the NIACC Pappajohn Center and the North Read More

A Little Healthy Competition

Spring is just around the corner, and it’s the season when an entrepreneur’s thoughts turn to competition. One of the really fun things we get to do here at the Pappajohn Center is help entrepreneurs and students compete for recognition, funding, and awards. Entrepreneurial competitions don’t just award glory (though Read More

Why do I need a Business Plan?

Sometimes it feels like writing a business plan is a roadblock preventing you from actually getting your business started. When you’re passionate about an idea and frustrated at the thought of delaying it for even a moment longer, it’s tempting to wonder “Do I need a business plan? Can’t I Read More