It's never too early to start planning for the future! Family businesses are vital to our economy and currently account for almost 75% of all businesses and over 30% of all jobs. A very startling fact is that only 30% of these firms survive the second generation and less than 10% the third generation.
The Jefferson city council at its July 12 meeting amended the policy for the use of funds generated by the hotel/motel tax to allow time for applications for funds in the policy’s third tier to be made after the amount of funds available is known. “Up for grabs” this year is $26,000 to promote tourism and convention business in the city of Jefferson.
Are you a Veteran interested in starting your own business? Do you know a Veteran that may be interested in starting their own business? Check out this upcoming two-part workshop that will introduce and prepare Veterans for business ownership on Tuesday, September 6th in Ames.
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