Pre-Marketplace Workshop 2016
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
This is A BEST PRACTICE presentation on how to increase success in closing sales and receiving contract awards from government and business and improve your firms return on investment from attending the Marketplace 2016 conference [or any other conferences or trade shows]
4th Annual Women's Business Celebration Luncheon
Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will keynote the 4th Annual Women's Business Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from noon to 1 pm at The Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Avenue, in Eau Claire. Check-in begins at 11:30am. The 2016 winners of New Business of the Year and Business Woman of the Year will also be revealed in a special awards ceremony. Table sponsors are $300; individual tickets are $29. Meet Women's Business Center staff and Advisory Board members over lunch, while connecting with established and aspiring women entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the region. Women's business successes from the past year will be reviewed, the current state of affairs for women in business will be shared, and exciting opportunities for the year ahead will be highlighted.
Business Plan Basics
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend Business Plan Basics on Tuesday, October 11th. The class will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Business Center, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. 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. Tuition is $29, and class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.
Schultz's Country Barn Tour
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Come celebrate Fall with Carlene Schultz, owner of Schultz's Country Barn in Eleva with the Women's Business Networking Group. Carlene will share how she took a farm and transformed it into a country store, a barn with a loft to rent and petting zoo, and more, and of course, corn maze, which is uniquely designed each year. This event will be held at Schultz's Country Barn, 50996 N. Main Street in Eleva, on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Register for $5 at www.successfulbusiness.org.
Meet Alanna, Our New Writing Intern
9 Essentials when Starting Your Own Business
Many businesses start out as a simple hobby or interest. You like website design, build a stellar site for your sister and before you know it, your uncle and your cousin's cousin and friends' friends are seeking your services. That's the dream, right? But, what do you do when you never planned on being an entrepreneur? What do you need to do to be legit? Before you get in over your head, run down this checklist of the 9 essentials for starting your own business.
Entrepreneurship: A Three Legged Stool
A satisfying and successful entrepreneurial pursuit is like taking a seat on a simple, three-legged stool. For stability and for your business idea to be sustainable, all three legs need to be securely in place.
6 Tips on Raising an Entrepreneur
Raising a child with the skills, abilities and opportunity to be an entrepreneur can instill him or her with an enormous amount of self-confidence as they learn to successfully interact and negotiate within the community at large. Better yet, tapping in to the potential of your young Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey may be easier than you think!