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Farmers Market 101 - Black River Falls

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Attendees will learn how to become a successful vendor at the Farmers Markets in Arcadia, Whitehall and Black River Falls, will gain knowledge on developing a business plan and will receive tips on low-cost marketing ideas.  If you have 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, August 11th, 2015

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend Business Plan Basics on Tuesday, August 11th. 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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August Women of the Valley

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Women of the Valley, a project of the Western Dairyland Women's Business Center, will have a business tour at Martin Dental, 1608 Ohm Ave in Eau Claire on Wednesday, August 12th at 5:30pm, followed by dinner at  Bug Eyed Betty's, 1620 South Hastings Way in Eau Claire at 6:30pm.  Please register in advance at www.Successfulbusiness.org. 

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Mission Driven Webinar

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Mission Driven:  Set a course for your business! A mission statement is more than a corporate pledge to do better. It is the cornerstone of your entire business. From one consistent marketing message, to employee performance standards, to keeping you, the small business owner, focused and on track of working on your business not in your business.

 

This workshop has been created for existing sole-proprietors and small business owners who want additional training on drafting or revising mission statements and strategic plans for their businesses. 

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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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USDA Awards Two Year Grant to Western Dairyland for the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)

The Western Dairyland Jobs and Business Development Program will work with farmers markets in Arcadia, Black River Falls and Whitehall as well as local producers to grow and become more economically sustainable.

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