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Start a Business Month Bill Proposal Introduced

Posted: Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 6:26 am
Author: KCII News - Bill Gatchel

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Iowa’s Secretary of State recently proposed legislation that would create an “Iowa Startup a Business Month.”  As part of this proposal, Secretary Matt Schultz says his office would be able to reduce or waive any fees needed to organize a start-up business in the state.  Washington Economic Development Group Director Ed Raber says the fee being waived is helpful, but to have a successful business startup takes more work.

He says to talk to a lender, attorney, a CPA, a representative from a Development Group or Chamber of Commerce, and other business colleagues and figure out if you have a good business idea.  Raber adds he is not sure how far this will advance in the legislature but hopes people don’t rush into starting a business or wait six months to incorporate a business because of this proposal.

He says this proposal highlights the importance of Iowans starting businesses and taking some risk but to do that wisely.