The Business Innovation Zone (BIZ) is holding its annual Raising Capital seminar at StartupCity Des Moines on March 27 starting at 9:00 a.m. Raising capital for your business is complex and often time consuming. This is a great seminar to get you started.

There are several lawyers, accountants and business people presenting including Ben Milne who is the CEO of Dwolla. Ben will be speaking on the "pitch" to investors. That should be very interesting as his company just completed a $5 million raise for venture capital.

I’ll be speaking on partnerships. We’ll talk about the why partnership disputes commonly occur and how to avoid them. It’s not uncommon for partnership disputes to cost in excess of $100,000 for litigation and can often derail a company’s plans for growth and profits.

And while you’re at it, check out this post on the BIZ Blog on Creative Fundraising. It’s a good read.