2014 Underwriting Exposed

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Des Moines, IOWA — June 16th, 2014The seventh annual 2014 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) is scheduled to be held on November 8, 2014, at the FFA Enrichment Center located in DMACC Ankeny Campus.

Are you looking for $5,000 to jump start your business? For the first time in Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit history, deserving business starters will have the chance to win $5,000 for their business with no repayment necessary. The program is being sponsored by Wells Fargo, which presented Capital Access–20 Practical Ways to receive funds when starting a business at last year’s IES. During that time, participants learned where they might be able to get funded as a new business owner. This year, to build upon last year’s topic, Wells Fargo is adding one more way to get funded and it is through Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit at the exciting new session called Underwriting Exposed.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit Selection Committee will accept applications from July 1 through August 1, 2014. In order to qualify, you must be an immigrant small business owner (born outside of the U.S.) with less than $10,000 in sales in the past 12 months. Submit requirements below to become one of four contestants at the Annual Summit and be one-step closer to the grand prize:

  • Personal Story & Resume: Why are you passionate about this new business venture?
  • Business Plan: What do you know about your competitors and how are you going to market your new business?
  • Three-Year Budget Projections: Project your income and expense from Year 1 to Year 3

The IES Selection Committee will make the final decision by September 1, 2014 and publicly announce the names of four business owners and their respective business names during the IES Press Conference at the final Mini IES in Sioux City, September 23, 2014. A separate press release will be made in that following week.

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The mission of IES is to bring businesses of diverse backgrounds together to share, learn and celebrate the immigrant entrepreneurship experience and its contribution to the overall community. The summit will exhibit the success stories of immigrant entrepreneurs, and business owners will share ideas for business growth and their keys to success. Participants will be able to network and learn from others in a non-competitive and supportive environment.

Sixth annual IES shatters attendance records

The sixth annual Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit reached record-number participants

 

Des Moines, IOWA — November 11, 2013 — The sixth annual 2013 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) shattered attendance records with 507 participants from 40 different countries.

IES’s mantra “let’s grow together” was supercharged by its attendees, business partners and volunteers, who enjoyed a day of learning with 15 hands-on seminars on ways to start or expand their business. Attendees also enjoyed keynote speeches from both Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Gov. Terry Brandstad.

“The mission and initiatives of IES is greatly supported by all of our business partners, volunteers and Governor’s administration,” states Ying Sa, founder and co-chair of IES. “To expand our access and resources to the immigrants around the state, we will be visiting four different regions and hold mini sessions next year.”

The mini sessions will kickoff in January and continue its course throughout at the following locations:

  • January 14, 2014 – Cedar Rapids, Metro Economic Alliance
  • April 22, 2014 – Iowa City, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
  • July 22, 2014 – Davenport, Wells Fargo
  • September 23, 2013 – Sioux City, Emma’s Event Center

The mini sessions will be followed by the seventh annual summit on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) FFA Building in Ankeny, Iowa.

For more information on the mini sessions and IES, visit www.iesusa.org.

 

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The mission of IES is to bring businesses of diverse backgrounds together to share, learn and celebrate the immigrant entrepreneurship experience and its contribution to the overall community. The summit will exhibit the success stories of immigrant entrepreneurs, and business owners will share ideas for business growth and their keys to success. Participants will be able to network and learn from others in a non-competitive and supportive environment.

Win an iPad® at Sixth Annual Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit

Participants of Capital Access panel will be entered in iPad drawing

Des Moines, IOWA — November 7, 2013 — The sixth annual Immigrant Entrepreneurs (IES) Summit — on November 9, 2013 at Drake University’s Olmsted Center — will end with an afternoon panel discussion “Capital Access – 20 Practical Ways”. Participants of the Capital Access forum will be entered to win one of two iPads. Participants must be present to win.

 

The panel will be led by industry experts who will answer many tough questions business owners and entrepreneurs face about gaining capital and will give insight on at least 20 well-established ways money can be found to begin, or expand, a business.

The afternoon session, funded by Wells Fargo, is free to attend.

 

IES boasts a full day of rich and informative sessions to help any entrepreneurs start or grow their venture.

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The mission of IES is to bring businesses of diverse backgrounds together to share, learn and celebrate the immigrant entrepreneurship experience and its contribution to the overall community. The summit will exhibit the success stories of immigrant entrepreneurs, and business owners will share ideas for business growth and their keys to success. Participants will be able to network and learn from others in a non-competitive and supportive environment.

Sixth Annual Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit Expected to Break Records in Attendance

DES MOINES, IOWA — November 5, 2013 — More than 450 people are expected to attend the sixth annual Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) on Saturday, November 9. IES takes place from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at Drake University’s Olmsted Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from 15 hands-on business seminars, including three seminars in Spanish.

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be the opening keynote and Gov. Terry Branstad is scheduled to appear during the afternoon award’s ceremony, where four individuals will be honored.

The cost to attend is $35 and includes a luncheon. To register, visit www.iesusa.org or call (515) 288-3188.

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About IES

 

The mission of IES is to bring businesses of diverse backgrounds together to share, learn and celebrate the immigrant entrepreneurship experience and its contribution to the overall community.

 

The summit will exhibit the success stories of immigrant entrepreneurs, and business owners will share ideas for business growth and their keys to success. Participants will be able to network and learn from others in a non-competitive and supportive environment.

 

To stay up-to-date on IES events and activities, “like” IES on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/IESUSA and follow IES on Twitter (@IES_USA). Or you can e-mail us at: ying@communitycpa.com.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit Aided in the Formation of More Than 100 New Business in Iowa

Des Moines, IOWA — November 4, 2013 — The Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) continues to be proven successful with the number of businesses established following the seminar. Each year more than 100 businesses are started from among the participants. Examples of companies formed include: Chen Realty, LLC; M & A Cleaning Corporation; Many Voices One Community; and Professional Siding — all established in 2012 after IES.

The daylong conference, on November 9, 2013, will be held at Drake University’s Olmsted Center and begins at 9 a.m.

Participants have access to more than 15 hands-on business seminars that will either help them start or grow their business. Last year IES drew in more than 420 participants.

Registration is still open at www.iesusa.org.

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The mission of IES is to bring businesses of diverse backgrounds together to share, learn and celebrate the immigrant entrepreneurship experience and its contribution to the overall community. The summit will exhibit the success stories of immigrant entrepreneurs, and business owners will share ideas for business growth and their keys to success. Participants will be able to network and learn from others in a non-competitive and supportive environment.