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International Business and Social Media Consultant, Amanda Mouttaki

Thursday, July 27th, 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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International Business and Social Media Consultant MarocMama

Tuesday, August 8th, 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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Business Record Keeping 101

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend Business Recordkeeping 101 on Thursday, August 10th. The class will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire.  Tuition is $29 and class materials are included.  Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. 

 

Good recordkeeping is a critical tool for every business, and an organized system can save time and effort at tax time.  Tammy McCartney, owner of Beyond Bookkeeping LLC, will teach a hands-on class where participants will learn how to set up an effective small business office filing system, how to set up an effective cash-based recordkeeping system, how to record business income and expenses, and how to create a profit and loss statement that will generate the information needed to complete a Schedule C. 

 

Tammy McCartney is the founder of Beyond Bookkeeping, LLC, an accounting and consulting services company that helps small business owners maintain current, organized and detailed financial records so they are ready to make important money decisions. She prefers a financial team approach when working with entrepreneurs. Tammy's has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Lakeland College, and has a QuickBooks Proadvisor certification. 

 

The class is designed for business owners who want a hand-written or Excel based recordkeeping system.  A limited number of laptops will also be available for individuals with Microsoft Excel experience who are interested in using an Excel based system.  Participants are encouraged to bring their business checkbooks so actual business records can be used to enter data into a new recordkeeping system. 

 

There a couple easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 836-7511 ext. 1171.  Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required.

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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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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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