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36th Annual Wisconsin Family Child Care Association Conference

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

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Trade Show Training

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

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Women's Business Networking Event: Full Circle Herbals, LLC

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Erin LaFaive, Full Circle Herbals, LLCThe Western Dairyland Women's Business Center is facilitating a business networking event at Full Circle Herbals, LLC, 2411 North Hillcrest Parkway, Suite 11, Altoona, WI 54720 on Wednesday, May 10th at 5:30 pm. Register at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org for $5 per person. Appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Meet local women interested in starting, growing, or expanding a business while participating in a behind-the-scenes tour of Full Circle Herbals, LLC, led by business founder/owner Erin LaFaive. She will share how she became an entrepreneur, overcame obstacles, and the inspiration behind her business.

Erin learned to garden as a child and began to study herbalism in her early teenage years. She has a BS and an MS, and formalized her herbalism training in 2015. As a Master Herbalist (MH), Erin has more than 10 years of horticulture experience. She also consults on and can install medicinal herb gardens. http://fullcircleherbals.com/



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Speaking the Language: Preparing to Talk to a Commercial Lender

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

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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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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.

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