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North Liberty: An Incubator for Ideas

North Liberty: An Incubator for Ideas

Jan 25, 2018 by

Whether you’re opening your first venture or expanding into new territory, North Liberty is the place to do it for these reasons and more. Read More

Move Up In Marion

Move Up In Marion

Jan 18, 2018 by

Growth: Marion grew by nearly 9,000 people between the 2000 and 2010 censuses (an increase of 32.2%). The city has launched several initiatives to accommodate the growth and create new amenities, including efforts to fund a new library and YMCA facility. Read More

5 Reasons to Open Your Business on Collins Road

5 Reasons to Open Your Business on Collins Road

Jan 11, 2018 by

As the main retail corridor in Cedar Rapids, Collins Road is uniquely poised to help a new business succeed or an old business grow. From its convenient location to its rapid evolution over the last few years, here are five reasons why Collins Road offers that perfect location you’ve been looking for. Read More

Say Hello to Hiawatha

Say Hello to Hiawatha

Jan 11, 2018 by

Entrepreneurship is the foundation of Hiawatha, Iowa. From professional support to grow your business to financial incentives to make your launch a little easier, this Cedar Rapids suburb is a welcoming place to start a new business or grow an existing one. Read More

2018’s Top 5 Trends in Commercial Real Estate

2018’s Top 5 Trends in Commercial Real Estate

Dec 21, 2017 by

These five trends are likely to cause ripples throughout the industry. Read More

Holiday Decor and You: Putting a Festive Face on Your Retail Space

Holiday Decor and You: Putting a Festive Face on Your Retail Space

Dec 07, 2017 by

Create seasonal sales. Over 35% of shoppers make holiday purchases before Thanksgiving, so the onus is on you to avoid waiting until the last minute to push holiday gift sales. Read More

Support Local Entrepreneurs This Holiday Season

Support Local Entrepreneurs This Holiday Season

Dec 07, 2017 by

Businesses on both sides of the river will host window displays through Dec. 18, lending a unique charm to shopping throughout the city. Read More

5 Reasons to Open Your Business in the Paramount Building

5 Reasons to Open Your Business in the Paramount Building

Nov 19, 2017 by

Here are five reasons to let your business thrive by moving into this mainstay of the Central Business District. Read More

How to Lay Out Your Commercial Retail Space

How to Lay Out Your Commercial Retail Space

Nov 09, 2017 by

A good floor plan is vital to the success of your retail business. The layout should welcome customers into your store, guide them through your offerings and smoothly usher them to the checkout area. Maximize the value of your floor plan with these tips. Read More

Right-Size Your Retail Business

Right-Size Your Retail Business

Nov 02, 2017 by

How much space do you need for your retail business? The answer isn’t as straightforward as a quick equation or widely accepted standard. Try these tips and tricks to figure out how much space you need for your retail operation. Read More

Peck's Landing Cedar Rapids- What to Expect

Peck's Landing Cedar Rapids- What to Expect

Oct 26, 2017 by

A new Corridor destination is growing from the fertile grounds that once housed a beloved local gardening center. Peck’s Landing, a retail power center that covers nearly 21 acres, is sprouting up in place of Peck’s Green Thumb Nursery and Peck’s Flower and Garden Shop, which have stood at Edgewood Road and Blairs Ferry Road for decades and closed Read More

5 Reasons to Hire a Property Management Team

5 Reasons to Hire a Property Management Team

Oct 19, 2017 by

A property management team doesn’t just look after the upkeep of your building. That role is crucial, but the right team has skills beyond maintenance and rent collection - they’re your partners in growth. Look for property management professionals that can handle these five tasks on your behalf. Read More