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MyEntre.Net hosts September webinars for Iowa small-business owners

August 21, 2012

Courtney Schwitzer, communications coordinator, UNI Regional Business Center/Small Business Development Center, 319-273-4328,

Rebecca Schultze, communications and public relations manager, UNI College of Business Administration, 319-273-3309,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- MyEntre.Net, Iowa's online community of 11,500 small business owners, will host free webinars in September covering grants for Iowa business and free online marketing tools.    

At noon, Thursday, Sept. 6, MyEntre.Net Business Concierge Rob Williams will cover the Dream Big Grow Here Contest. Through Dream Big Grow Here, Iowa small business owners can win one of 10 $5,000 business grants, then go on to compete for an additional $10,000 grand prize. During this webinar, Williams will discuss the high-level contest details for each region, explain the history of the contest and share tips for the competition. 

At noon, Thursday, Sept. 20, MyEntre.Net Business Concierge Patrick Luensmann will go over applications and tools that can save small business owners time, streamline their operations and boost the bottom line. Also included in this webinar will be a section over some of the best free Google applications on the market and how small business owners can leverage them in everyday business operations to simplify web surfing, email, website analytics and Internet monitoring.

Both MyEntre.Net webinars are free and will be aired live between noon and 1 p.m. on their respective dates. To participate, simply go to and click on "Upcoming Live Webinars."  New participants will need to fill out a brief registration form to access the free MyEntre.Net webinars.

MyEntre.Net is one of many resources of the University of Northern Iowa dedicated to serving entrepreneurs and small business owners in Iowa.  For more information, contact Courtney Schwitzer at 319-273-4328.