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UNI MyEntreNet program reaches 10,000-plus members

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Maureen Collins-Williams, director, UNI Regional Business Center/MyEntre.Net, 319-273-4327, maureen.collins-williams@uni.edu

Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309, rebecca.schultze@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's MyEntre.Net program recently added its 10,000th online member, and continues to draw new members, adding more than 75 entrepreneurs and service providers each week. 

MyEntre.Net, administered by UNI's Regional Business Center, is an entrepreneurship support system dedicated to serving entrepreneurs, and the public organizations who serve entrepreneurs, in the state of Iowa. By utilizing the online community and cutting-edge business resources that are available on MyEntre.Net, entrepreneurs can access capital, technical assistance, business networks and their peers.

To celebrate its 10,000th member, MyEntre.Net gave away a flip camcorder to one of the attendees of its Aug. 4 business webinar. Steven Wilson, with Wilson Consulting and Training Services (WCTS, Inc.) in Robins, Iowa, won the camcorder.

Wilson is representative of the many small business owners on MyEntre.Net, according to Maureen Collins-Williams, director of the UNI Regional Business Center/MyEntre.Net. WCTS Inc. was founded in 2003 as an operational excellence training and consulting firm, specializing in the areas of Lean and Six Sigma. Recognizing that human dynamics play a large role in any continuous improvement effort, the company assists organizations with the overall development of their leadership teams and workforce and provides customized training services for large and small firms.

"I appreciate the resources provided for small businesses through MyEntre.Net," Wilson said. "There are a lot of great features that business owners can access to help increase their skills and profitability."

Register for and get more information about MyEntre.Net at www.myentre.net, or by emailing info@myentre.net.