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FARMERS MARKET 101- Independence

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Attendees will learn how to become a successful vendor at the Farmers Markets in Independence, WI, and 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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Start a Small Business in 8 Steps

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" on Thursday, May 12th. The training will run from 6 p.m. to 9p.m. at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29 for individuals and class materials are included.  Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. 

 

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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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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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