Happy Thursday. Mid-day meetings out of the office mean you’re treated to an afternoon edition of CIRAS Digest. You’ll have to decide for yourself whether it was worth the wait:
For Iowa State University meat specialist Joseph Cordray, it all comes down to Americans’ changing demands for dinner. Evolving societal preferences have created new opportunities for Iowa food companies, Cordray believes. Firms just need to innovate—or, if necessary, to find someone who’s willing and able to help them do it. “Your spouse’s definition of a homecooked meal I guarantee is not the same as your grandmother’s definition of a home-cooked meal,” Cordray, a professor of animal science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Iowa State University, said of the changing consumer demand. “Your grandmother used to spend all day in the kitchen making it.”
Happy Wednesday. And for Pete’s sake, stay inside if it’s at all humanly possible to do so. It’s nasty out there. As we shiver, here’s what we’re reading:
Government Contracting, or stated more simply “selling to the government” at any level; Federal, State and Local, is enough to make many business owners cringe at the thought. “Too much red tape, good ole boy’s club” are some common thoughts, but all in all it is many times thought of as being a market that is just not worth the perceived headache. While selling to the government, just like any business endeavor, may not be for everyone, it is certainly a market to consider if you want to diversify your revenue stream. To assist in the initial consideration of the market, we would like to take a stab at some of the myths surrounding working with the government. Some are promoting working with the government, some provide a more “realistic view” and some are taken straight from the government’s mouth…but all will provide an honest perspective that will help you make informed decisions about working with these customers.
Happy Tuesday. Today, everything is focused higher – including the government, bankers, (if you read it wrong) high school students and Georgia manufacturing. Here’s what we’re reading today:
Happy Monday. We welcome you back to the work week with some upward momentum and some deep thinking. First, the growth:
Happy Friday the 13th. Hope you all enjoy your romantic weekend at that secluded cabin in the woods where there was a tragedy many, many years ago. We’re sure it’ll all work out just fine. Here’s what you need to know today:
Happy Thursday. We're a bit late today. Here are a few things to read if Biden gets boring:
A new design for handling car wash chemicals is expected to generate more than $3 million in economic impact for a Grimes manufacturer and its suppliers after CIRAS helped the company use cutting-edge technology to speed its new product to market.
Happy Wednesday. There’s a lot of news out there, but we’re assuming that you know all about the suspended real anchorman and the departing (more beloved) fake one. And that you’re up on the fact that Hy-Vee is bailing on its sponsorship of the triathlon. Here’s the other stuff we think you need to know: