Archive for the ‘Small Business’ Category

Are you ready for EMV cards?

May 18th, 2015 Tony Rasmussen

Attention small business owners: An important deadline is approaching in the transition to EMV debit and credit cards in the United States. Starting October 1, liability for fraudulent transactions will shift to the party that did not enable the chip-to-chip (EMV) transaction. In other words – later this year. if your business has not yet […]

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Launching a start-up: How much money do you really need?

May 14th, 2015 Chase Stafford

You’ve had this brilliant idea stuck in your brain for quite some time. You wake up thinking about it and go to bed ready to dream about it. The idea is your very own business. You’re anxious to get started. A lot of different things are needed to get your business off to a good […]

MidWestOne customer spotlight: Popcorn Heaven

May 7th, 2015 madmin

When ReShonda Young had the opportunity to open a franchise, she did what few other people would do; she decided to do it all on her own, instead. ReShonda opened Popcorn Heaven on Franklin Street in Waterloo in March of 2014 and hasn’t looked back since. The store features unique and mouthwatering gourmet popcorn treats, […]

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Is your business safe from fraud?

May 7th, 2015 Renee Smith-LaBarge

Did you know it takes the average business roughly 18 months to detect fraud? That’s an awfully long time – especially for a small business or a start-up that is just getting off its feet. According to a 2014 report by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the typical organization loses 5 percent of […]

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Money management rules for entrepreneurs

April 9th, 2015 Chase Stafford

Look at you! Starting your very own business. Your vision has led you to this point and it’s likely been a whirlwind of excitement. If you’re like a lot of other small business start-ups, it’s likely been a roller-coaster of uncertainty, too. A lot of the uncertainty new businesses face stem from making major financial […]

5 common mistakes new entrepreneurs make

March 5th, 2015 madmin

Starting a new business can be an exciting and nerve-wracking time. The thrill of introducing your product or service to the world can be clouded by the stress of long to-do lists. Getting your marketing in order. Hiring employees. Finding the right name for your business. All of these things are important decisions that can […]

MidWestOne Customer Spotlight: Viewpoint Molecular Targeting

March 5th, 2015 madmin

Curing cancer − it’s an enormous undertaking, even for the geniuses on our planet. It requires an astronomical amount of knowledge, research, and funding. The vision and enthusiasm developed for doing such a thing is becoming a reality for Mike Schultz, Chief Science Officer at Viewpoint Molecular Targeting. When Mike began his career at the […]

Four ways to be a frugal CEO

February 23rd, 2015 Cory Ahrendsen

You’ve dreamed about it for years, and it’s finally becoming reality – your own business. While launching a business is exciting, it can also be extremely expensive. Frugality can be a lifesaver, especially in those early stages before your business becomes profitable. We offer four ways to help you keep costs down and be a […]

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Exchanging Foreign Currency

February 11th, 2015 Angie Brown

You just took a phenomenal vacation through Europe and came back with some extra euros. Now what do you do with that currency? Maybe you are planning a trip to Japan and would like to exchange some money before you leave. How do you go about acquiring yen? Whether you are buying or selling foreign […]

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MidWestOne Customer Spotlight: John’s Grocery

February 5th, 2015 madmin

When a small mom and pop establishment opens its doors in 1948 and continues to thrive in the midst of modern challenges, there is a reason for its success. In the case of John’s Grocery in the heart of Iowa City, there are several reasons. John’s Grocery, an Iowa City tradition, has stayed focused on […]

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