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Healthcare Changes for Small Business Owners

With the passage of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many business owners are waiting to learn what this new legislation will mean for their bottom line. In this constantly shifting legal landscape, we are fielding many questions from Iowa business owners. UNI MyEntre.Net has partnered with the Iowa Small Business Development Centers to bring you this presentation about the Affordable Care Act for small Iowa firms (those with fewer than 50 employees) on IASourceLink.

Bob Mreen, TrueNorthBob Mreen will be the presenter. Mreen is an account manager for  the Cedar Rapids-based financial services firm TrueNorth.

Jim Heckmann, director of the Iowa Small Business Development Centers and Rob Williams from UNI & IASourceLink will be on hand to assist with questions and moderate the presentation.

Register at Tikly registration link.  Once completed, you will receive an e-mail with access instructions. Contact Rob Williams for assistance.

MyEntreNet Webinar: "Business Formation: What Entity Is Right For You?"

Rush Nigut will discuss common legal business structures, such as limited liability company, sole proprietorship and corporation. Rush's wealth of entrepreneurial and corporate legal experience makes him an engaging and knowledgeable expert. He will share practical advice on how various legal structures can vary in complexity, price and protection.

MyEntreNet Webinar: "More Than Meets the Eye: Make Your Packaging Sell"

JoAnn Hines, the Packaging Diva, will share tips on how small business owners can make their products stand out and sell. Hines has more than 30 years experience in the packaging industry. She has been interviewed on TV and radio, traveled to China as a packaging summit guide, worked with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and spoken at the White House.


This year’s EntreFest! will be like none you’ve ever seen before, with an expanded scope, innovation-focused breakouts and hand's on workshops---this is a conference you won’t want to miss!

This year’s event will include inspiring keynote talks from iconic Iowa entrepreneurs, high-touch breakout sessions led by entrepreneurs who’ve been there, and of course, there’ll be lots of networking opportunities to meet like-minded people and people who can help you, fueled by a bountiful selection of some of the best food and drink Iowa has to offer---all with one goal in mind: to help you move your entrepreneurial ideas forward.

Admission is just $119** and includes a two-day conference pass, four meals, the conference opening party, three keynote speeches, hands-on workshops, admission to over 25 breakout sessions, snacks and beverages throughout the conference, an optional post-conference Design Thinking Workshop and admission to the 2013 Dream Big, Grow Here Pitch Competition Finals----where you will watch a lucky entrepreneur walk away with $10,000 in prize money---plus some more surprises we’ve got up our sleeve. 

Visit to register and for more information.

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