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NORTH LIBERTY: AN INCUBATOR FOR IDEAS
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North Liberty: An Incubator for Ideas Nestled in the heart of the Creative Corridor, North Liberty’s dedication to growing its business community and its advantageous location between Cedar Rapids and North Liberty make it a welcoming place to open a business. Whether you’re opening your first venture or expanding into new territory, North Liberty isRead more

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MOVE UP IN MARION
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Move Up In Marion With one of the youngest and fastest-growing populations in the Midwest, Marion, Iowa, is not a city content to rest on its laurels. Marion actively seeks to improve itself constantly, from its early adoption of the Blue Zones wellness principles to its cultural and recreational opportunities. Here’s what’s waiting for youRead more

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SAY HELLO TO HIAWATHA
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Say Hello to Hiawatha 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. Hiawatha’s laser focus on attracting industry has helped theRead more

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5 REASONS TO OPEN YOUR BUSINESS ON COLLINS ROAD
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5 Reasons to Open Your Business on Collins Road 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 thatRead more

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2018’S TOP 5 TRENDS IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
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2018’s Top 5 Trends in Commercial Real Estate The new year is likely to make a significant impact on commercial real estate according to the annual forecast by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The market is poised to evolve in 2018 as millennials represent an increasing share of the workforce and consumer base, forcing ownersRead more

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SUPPORT LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
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Support Local Entrepreneurs This Holiday Season Cedar Rapids may be the City of Five Seasons, but it truly shines during winter thanks to a full schedule of holiday frivolity guaranteed to please even the biggest Grinch. The annual holiday parade kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, but the spirit doesn’t stop there. Check outRead more

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HOLIDAY DECOR AND YOU: PUTTING A FESTIVE FACE ON YOUR RETAIL SPACE
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Holiday Decor and You: Putting a Festive Face on Your Retail Space Subtle holiday music, garland, warm and rich colors and sales you can’t pass up: just a few of the unmistakable signs the holiday season is approaching. For retail proprietors, the arrival of winter means a chance to ascend firmly into the black, asRead more

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5 REASONS TO OPEN YOUR BUSINESS IN THE PARAMOUNT BUILDING
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5 Reasons to Open Your Business in the Paramount Building The Paramount isn’t just an office building – it’s a landmark. Built in downtown Cedar Rapids in 1927, the well-known structure is instantly recognizable and centrally located. Here are five reasons to let your business thrive by moving into this mainstay of the Central BusinessRead more

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HOW TO LAY OUT YOUR COMMERCIAL RETAIL SPACE
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How to Lay Out Your Commercial Retail Space 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. Put yourself inRead more

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