If you are currently starting a business or thinking about starting one, I suggest you read a couple of articles via the Des Moines Register business section.

Five Things You Should Know About Raising For Your Startup with advice from Mike Colwell. Mike is the executive director of the Business Innovation Zone and a terrific resource for any startup or early stage business.

Five Things You Should Know About Starting a Tech Company in Iowa with advice from Christian Renaud. Christian is the founder of StartupCity Des Moines. Startup City is a new technology incubator in Central Iowa.

Guys like Mike and Christian are available to mentor and assist new business startups. If you need help (or maybe even if you don’t think you do), it would be worth talking to these guys. They’re experienced and have been instrumental in helping develop an increasingly popular startup business culture in Des Moines.