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Blog // Connect Iowa

Small Business Saturday

By Connected Nation

Today is Small Business Saturday and we're encouraging our friends to help us celebrate by supporting small local businesses in your community!  Even though these businesses are small, they’re using technology to make a big impact on their local economies. We're doing our part by connecting these businesses and giving them the tools to succeed. 
Did you know? •       There are more than 6.3 million small businesses* in the United States, and they earn nearly $892 billion annually in online sales. •       On average, small businesses that use broadband and have a website earn $...

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Report Details Technology Impact on Women-owned Businesses in Iowa

By CIA Staff

From Sarah Synovec: The state of Iowa and a number of organizations across the state recognize the need to support women entrepreneurs. In this light, Connect Iowa has released a new report on the impact of technology on women-owned businesses around Iowa. This was a part of Connect Iowa’s 2013 Business Technology Assessment. Women who currently use technology for their business use it to find new customers, advertise their goods and services to buyers around the world, and look for ways to cut costs and maximize their profits.  Connect Iowa found that women-owned business that subscribe to broadband report median annual revenues that...

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Development Expands as West Des Moines Gets Connected

By CIA Staff

From Sarah Synovec: Connect Iowa officially welcomes West Des Moines as the third certified city to the Connected community, joining Webster City and Indianola. West Des Moines is the 12th city in the country to be certified by parent company Connected Nation’s Connected Community Engagement Program. This program includes building a comprehensive action plan for developing a technology-ready community by reviewing the technology landscape, developing regional partnerships, establishing local teams, and conducting a thorough community assessment. Connect Iowa supports cities like West Des Moines by developing broadband coverage maps of the...

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