ARE YOU AN ENTREPRENEUR? Women’s Business Center’s Introductory Session
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
This introductory session will provide information on how to qualify as a client of the Western Dairyland Women's Business Center and access the many free and low-cost services and classes offered. Other topics covered include an inventory of entrepreneurial characteristics, information on common ways to finance a business and how to mitigate risk by assessing business feasibility through the development of a business plan. Each participant will leave with an individualized action plan on how to move forward with their specific business goals.
FARMERS MARKET 101 – Black River Falls
Thursday, February 18th, 2016
The Western Dairyland Business Center invites producers interested in selling at local Farmers Markets to attend an informational training on Thursday, February 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce at 120 N Water St, Black River Falls. Admission is free.
Business Plan Basics Webinar
Friday, February 26th, 2016
The Western Dairyland Business Center invites entrepreneurs and business owners to attend Business Plan Basics, a live webinar from Noon to 1pm on Friday February 26, 2016. Tuition is $15 and includes class materials.
Mechanics of Starting a Small Business
Saturday, February 27th, 2016
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 Saturday, February 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Green Oasis Gardens, 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls. Tuition is $29, including materials. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.
Meet Jake, Our New Business Development Specialist
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.
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.
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.