Top Five For Small Business —Top Five Apps for Small Businesses
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is proud to present a new series focused on issues small businesses face daily. This Top Five series will feature experts in human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. They will introduce five things on certain topic that will help you be successful in your small business.
It's given that small business owners and managers wear many hats. But for every minute spent working 'in' the business, a minute is lost to focus 'on' the business. We will talk about the top five apps small businesses can employ to reduce administrative time and gain more time for strategic thinking and growth.
Laura Kinnard, MBA, Founder of Curated Growth, Drake University Professor, and Entrepreneurial Adviser
Laura Kinnard obtained her MBA with an Internet Marketing Specialty designation from the Florida Institute of Technology and has an Advertising Management degree with a Marketing Concentration from Drake University – where she is now a Professor and Entrepreneurial Fellow.
Kinnard teaches Entrepreneurial Management and works as an adviser for Drake University’s Student Startup ‘Hatchery’ and for the visiting Mandela Washington Young African Leaders. She was also awarded a reciprocal grant through the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) program in 2017 to do entrepreneurial management and marketing training in Nigeria, Africa.
Drawing on the more than 20 years she has spent marketing and helping to develop and promote unique businesses, products, and events, Kinnard recently Founded Curated Growth. The company intentionally curates resources, including physical spaces, for the purpose of fostering innovation and growing new business ventures.