Archive for the ‘Small Business’ Category

MidWestOne customer spotlight: Z’Mariks Noodle Café

August 6th, 2014 madmin

Z’Mariks Noodle Café opened its doors in 2002 in Iowa City, Iowa. Owners Dave and Ellie Allen began with a vision of creating a dining destination that united fresh food with fast service at an affordable price. Z’Mariks has grown its business to several locations in central Iowa and last year franchised its first location […]

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4 benefits of using a Business Check Card for your business

July 25th, 2014 Renee Smith-LaBarge

When it comes to selecting banking cards for a business, many entrepreneurs tend to gravitate towards checks or credit cards. When used wisely, credit cards and checks can be convenient uses of payment for businesses. However, business Check Cards – also known as debit cards – offer many advantages to  business owners. Check Cards, like MidWestOne’s […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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