The Nest: Client Information

Welcome to The Nest! We are glad to have you here joining us for this small business incubator. Please reach out to any of the contacts below if you have any questions, need additional supports, or whatever else comes up. We are here to help you! Running and growing an existing small business is challenging. There are so many responsibilities for owning and operating your business, it can be hard to know where to even start when looking for help. Please keep checking our calendar of events for additional educational opportunities. You can see the calendar of events here



The Nest Contact Information:

Program Facilitator: Erik Dominquez

Program Coach: Lisa Carponelli

Program Coach: Mark Juffernburch

The Iowa Center Contact: Katie Hentges



Session One
Topic: Welcome + Live Plan
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Session Two (not available, recording issue)
Topic: Target Market Analysis + Sales Strategy

Session Three
Topic: Branding + Marketing
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Session Four
Topic: QuickBooks Coaching + Tax Planning
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Session Five
Topic: Security + Human Resources
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HR Follow-up Resources:
Alliance Summit Agenda 2021
2021 SHRM Sample Employee Handbook
SHRM Handbook Sample Table of Contents
Independent Contractors
DOL Misclassification Employee or Independent Contractor facts
The Nest additional resource links

Additional Links:
Article from SHRM on Independent contractors: Great resource in general to find HR information or template policies, etc. You can buy a membership or I think there’s a certain amount of free articles and you can clear your browser history to keep using it beyond the five articles.

Labor Law Posters – Iowa Workforce Development has both state and federal postings on there for you. Download in PDF. Post in a conspicuous location that both applicants who come in for an interview and your employees can see.

Alliance Group Website: . Contact information 402-344-7700. Vice President of Sales: Taylor Stormberg

Shea’s LinkedIn to Connect or follow me. Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions/concerns. . Email:

Alliance Summit – Free virtual webinar for business owners on Wednesday December 8th from 8:30am-2pm. Complimentary. Please feel free to join us. Registration link:

Session Six
Topic: Growth & Scalability + Strategic Planning
Monday, January 24, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

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Passcode: 079824

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