The winner of this year’s Dream Big Grow Here Iowa Innovation Gateway contest was Lisa Marshall, Red Ribbon Bakery of Knoxville. “I think that the money will help in a huge way! For a small business, even a minimal amount of money, if managed correctly, can take your dream a long way. It will help us expand and grow our business to take it to the next level. My advice to any small business is to check out the Dream Big Grow Here contest next year and enter it! Just being a part of this contest, and working at it every day created excitement for us as well as our customers. We had so much fun being a part of it!” The Dream Big Grow Here regional pitch off event was held on November 13th the spirit of entrepreneurship in the Innovation Gateway region.
Dream Big Grow Here is an annual statewide contest for entrepreneurs and small business owners to win cash to start or grow their Iowa business. To participate, small business owners simply upload their ‘dreams’ during a regional contest administered by Iowa Innovation Gateway. They then encourage friends, customers and other business owners to vote for them. Wildly popular, 14 companies competed in the Innovation Gateway’s . . . → Read More: Red Ribbon Bakery Wins IIG Dream Big Grow Here Contest