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Going Global: Facebook and Social Media Trends for Small Business

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Do you have a business Facebook page but feel like you're just tossing things into space with no reaction? In this session, we'll go over how Facebook works for businesses and other organizations, what strategies you can use to gain visibility and how to see your calls to action answered. This is best suited for businesses and organizations that already have a Facebook presence and/or a basic understanding of how Facebook works.

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Mechanics of Starting a Small Business

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

The Western Dairyland Business Center and the Women's Business Center invite entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Mechanics of Starting a Small Business" on Tuesday, August 22nd, from 5p.m. to 7p.m. at Western Dairyland Business Center, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29, including materials.  Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. 

For individuals who know what they want to do and just need to know the practical logistics for being able to launch their business and begin earning revenue...

After the class, attendees may request free, one-on-one assistance from Western Dairyland's Business Development Specialists delving deeper into the individual small business needs, including preparing a business plan with financial forecasting to present to lenders.

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Business QuickBooks

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The Western Dairyland Business Center and Women's Business Center present Business QuickBooks class. The hands-on class is being held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire.

Business QuickBooks No prior experience with QuickBooks is necessary for this class, but attendees should have basic computer skills. The class is hands-on using QuickBooks 2016 Premier and allows time for students to practice what they have learned.

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Women's Business Networking Event: Voyaging Vet & Tech Services

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center is facilitating a business networking event featuring Voyaging Vet & Tech Services, to be held at Boyd Park, 1202 Fairway Street, Eau Claire pavilion, on Wednesday, September 13th at 5:30 pm. Registration is $5 per person at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org.

 

Meet local women interested in starting, growing, or expanding a business while participating in a behind-the-scenes discussion of Voyaging Vet & Tech Services, led by Dr. Erin Weiss and Patrice Anderson. http://voyagingvts.com/

 

Voyaging Vet & Tech Services is a team dedicated to providing veterinary care in your home. They strive to bring back the personal touch with the old fashioned "house call."  Dr. Erin and Patrice will share how they overcame obstacles and developed their passion into a successful business.

 

 

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InnovateHER: 2017 Innovating for Women Business Challenge

The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center is hosting a local competition to select a semi-finalist for the national InnovateHER: 2017 Innovating for Women Business Challenge. Entrepreneurs are invited to compete for $70,000 in cash prizes! Applicants are asked to submit a business plan and 2-3 minute video by May 19th to karman.briggs@wdeoc.org

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Wisconsin Business Incubation Association Announces 2017's Board of Directors

Wisconsin Business Innovation Association (WBIA), a driving force in the professional development of entrepreneurial program managers has announced this year's board of directors.  Elizabeth Slade from the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center in Green Bay, said "Being a part of WBIA is vital to my success as a program manager.  It is a tremendous blessing to be involved with such a supportive group of people that continue to teach me how to improve myself both professionally and personally."

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Meet Alanna, Our New Writing Intern

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