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Iowa Small Business Owners Share Tips for Success

Iowa Small Business Owners Share Tips for Success

Iowa small businesses are the backbone of our economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses make up more than 99% of all Iowa businesses and employe nearly 50% of our workforce.

As Iowa’s small business portal, we are proud to offer the business community the service they deserve – that’s service at the speed of business, not the speed of government.

We’re talking to successful business owners across the state, from a wide range of regions, industries, and backgrounds. Owning a business can be some of the most difficult work Iowans will take on, but almost everyone will agree that owning a business is also some of the most rewarding work.

We asked Iowa business owners to share stories about the obstacles and roadblocks they’ve faced as business owners. These are their stories of resilience.

Mitchell Hora, owner of ContinuumAg in Washington, IA

Liz Lidgett, owner of Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design in Des Moines, IA

Taufeek Shah, owner of Lola’s Fine Hot Sauce in West Des Moines, IA

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