Archive for the ‘Small Business’ Category

MidWestOne customer spotlight: Feldman Performance

July 10th, 2014 madmin

With a love for sports and a passion for staying healthy and fit it’s no surprise that Dusty Feldman owns and operates Feldman Performance, a personal training business and gym. Nearly six years after starting his business he is on the verge of opening a new – and much larger – 24 hour/group training facility […]

Business owner finances

5 steps to managing the financial side of your business

July 4th, 2014 Chase Stafford

As a small business owner, dealing with the financial side of your company can be one of your biggest challenges. Typically, many entrepreneurs spend lots of time running the day-to-day operations of their business but little time handling the financial side. However, understanding and managing your company’s finances can have a very positive impact on […]

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MidWestOne customer spotlight: Backpocket Brewing

June 5th, 2014 madmin

In summer 2012, Coralville’s Iowa River Landing became home to a world-class craft brewery called Backpocket Brewing. The 15,000-square-foot facility features a large tap room and a beer garden for the public. The Coralville plant is an expansion of Backpocket Brewing’s other brewing operations at Old Man River Restaurant & Brewery in McGregor, Iowa. Old […]

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How to get the most out of your relationship with your banker

May 16th, 2014 Steve Hicks

A good bank can prove to be an invaluable ally to a small business, not only by helping its owner borrow capital, but also working with him or her to plan for the future and assure potential customers of the business’s stability and credibility. But just like so many other things in business, when it […]

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MidWestOne Customer Spotlight: Sculpt

May 8th, 2014 madmin

Sculpt’s story began in a social media marketing class at the University Of Iowa Tippie College Of Business when three students were paired up for a class project. The students – Josh Krakauer, John Doessel and Micah Kulish – were tasked with consulting local business owners about the ins and outs of social media marketing. […]

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MidWestOne customer spotlight: Pizza Ranch

April 10th, 2014 madmin

When Curt Hopkins decided to open his own restaurant franchise, it didn’t take him long to settle on Pizza Ranch, one of the largest, most recognized pizza chains in the Midwest. He opened his first Pizza Ranch in Fairfield in September 2006. In 2012, he added a location in Ottumwa, and he is currently in […]


Determining the right structure for your startup

March 28th, 2014 Shawn Lisk

Starting your own business is exciting, but also has many challenges. Making the right decisions during the startup phase can have a significant impact on the success of your business over the long term. One of the most important decisions is choosing the right structure for your company regarding finances, taxes and organization. There are […]

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MidWestOne customer spotlight: Running Wild

March 6th, 2014 madmin

For runners across Eastern Iowa, Running Wild provides far more than specialty running and walking products. It serves as a hub for the running community across the state. The husband and wife duo Joe and Jean Dwyer opened their first location in Coralville in 1999 and have since expanded across Eastern Iowa with locations in […]

Sidecar Coffee

MidWestOne customer spotlight: Sidecar Coffee

February 6th, 2014 madmin

For Andy Fuchtman it’s still hard to believe that the simple question “Do you like coffee?” has completely changed his life. That’s what Brent Dahlstrom asked him in late 2012 when he was looking for a partner to launch a coffee shop on College Hill in Cedar Falls. After months of planning, the idea came to […]

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15 ways your banker can help you with your business plan

January 17th, 2014 Chase Stafford

You’ve taken the plunge and decided to start your own business. While this in itself is a momentous decision, as an entrepreneur you will be faced with countless other important decisions in the months and years ahead. What type of corporation should you form? How much money do you need to get started? Shall you […]

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