Des Moines Register: ‘Why is it so hard to start a business in Iowa?’

On Sunday, the Des Moines Register published an article that's apropos to our audience, "Why is it so hard to start a business in Iowa?" For the article, executive business editor Lynn Hicks interviewed two entrepreneurs and six key individuals in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, specifically looking at what the state and local governments can do

On Sunday, the Des Moines Register published an article that’s apropos to our audience, “Why is it so hard to start a business in Iowa?

For the article, executive business editor Lynn Hicks interviewed two entrepreneurs and six key individuals in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, specifically looking at what the state and local governments can do “to help startups and create an innovative culture.”

It’s an insightful piece, and those interviewed bring up a number of good points. In the coming weeks, I’ll post some additional thoughts on Hicks’ question, but since it was published over the holiday weekend, I wanted to make sure the Silicon Prairie News community had the chance to see it.

Why is it so hard to start a business in Iowa?

Written by Lynn Hicks

Published July 3, 2011

David Gion and Emily Starr became software entrepreneurs through different routes: He’s a tech guy who had launched startups in North Carolina. She’s a former fourth-grade teacher who knew little about business.

Both had the same reaction: Why is it so hard to start and build a business in Iowa?

“It’s gotten better, but it can be way better. If you polled 50 people and asked, ‘What’s the first step to starting a business?’ you’d get 50 different answers,” Gion said. “It shouldn’t be this challenging.”

Read the full article at desmoinesregister.com

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