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Farmers Market 101 - Osseo WI

Monday, June 6th, 2016

This class will discuss what's involved in becoming a successful vendor at Farmers Markets, including the NEW Farmers Market starting in Osseo. Topics covered include business plan development and low cost marketing ideas to aid in bringing in customers.  If you've thought about selling your vegetables, fruit, syrup, honey or other artisan items, this is the class for you

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Business Plan Basics

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

A formal business plan is a required document for anyone in search of funding to start a new business, expand an existing business or launch a new product. Fundamentally, a business plan will include a mission statement, business description, product description, market analysis, marketing plan, operations plan, management plan and financial projections. However, more than just a document, the process involved with putting the components of a business plan together will help the entrepreneur identify and mitigate risk.

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Women's Business Networking Kubb Event

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Eric Anderson the U.S. National Kubb Championship founder and director will provide instruction on how to play Kubb and facilitate team play among the attendees.

Anderson organized the first Kubb tournament in the U.S. in downtown Eau Claire in 2007, which is now known as the U.S. National Kubb Championship. ‚ÄčIn addition to hosting the annual U.S. National Kubb Championship, Eric has an extensive outreach program that promotes and introduces Kubb in the Eau Claire area and around the country. Eric also started the Dallas, WI Oktoberfest Tournament (2009) and was a co-founder of the Rockford, IL Kubb Tournament (2010). There are now over 40 tournaments in the U.S. As a player, Eric was on the Silver Medal team at the 2014 Kubb World Championship in Sweden.

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Business Plan Basics

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend Business Plan Basics on Tuesday, July 12th. The class will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Business Center, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire.  Tuition is $29 and class materials are included.  Class participants will learn how to create an effective and engaging business plan that can be presented to lenders and used to guide the launch and growth of a new business. 

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RECENT NEWS

Meet Jake, Our New Business Development Specialist

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9th Annual Volk Field Small Business Conference

The Annual Volk Field Small Business Conference takes place on base at Volk Field each year in Camp Douglas, WI.

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Western Dairyland Announces 2015 Women's Business Center Advisory Board

The members of the board will work with Western Dairyland staff to advise the Women's Business Center.

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Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) awarded to the Western Dairyland Business Center

Western Dairyland EOC, Inc. has received a collaborative grant in the amount of $282,000 through the Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) Program of USDA.  This grant will be used to foster the creation of full-time jobs and the development of small businesses in distressed rural areas of Wisconsin.  Jobs will be created through self-employment in a twenty-two county region.

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