7 Rivers Alliance
The 7 Rivers Alliance brings together public and private resources to forge entrepreneurial growth, and serves as a clearinghouse of vital information to enhance quality of life in the region.
Applied Technology Center
The CVTC Applied Technology Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is designed to accommodate the development of business start-ups for microfabrication and other advanced manufacturing technologies. Move your project to commercialization faster with access to the latest equipment and technology.
You’ll learn about the top-rated education systems, financial business incentives, affordable housing, culture and music festivals, business parks, workforce training programs, national sporting events and even see what’s new in advanced technologies like micro and nanotechnology.
Northwest Manufacturing Outreach Center (NWMOC)
The NWMOC is a non-profit organization that helps manufacturers be successful through modern tools and strategies such as, Business Assistance, Lean Manufacturing Assistance, and Quality Assistance.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
SCORE is a voluntary team of retired business men and women who meet individually to discuss start-up opportunities and business concerns. The advisors draw on their own extensive corporate experiences and knowledge of resources in the community.
LaCrosse – 608-784-4880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eau Claire – 715- 834-1573 or email email@example.com
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Small Business Development Center
The SBDC provides businesses with information and guidance concerning business start-up, business plans, cash flow management, accounting, finance, expansion, personnel issues, inventory, marketing, production, and technical expertise. Non-credit programs and seminars are designed for business owners and managers.
UW LaCrosse 608-785-8782 or www.uwlax.edu/sbdc
UW Eau Claire 800-582-5182 or www.uwec.edu/CE/cbs/aboutsbdc.htm
Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corporation
The Wisconsin Business Development (WBD) Finance Corporation was formed to assist small businesses in gaining access to capital in order to grow their businesses, provide job opportunities, and inspire their communities.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) nurtures business growth and job creation in Wisconsin by providing resources, technical support, and financial assistance to companies, partners and the communities they serve.
Wisconsin Technology Council
The Wisconsin Technology Council is the leading catalyst for tech-based development in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)
The Wisconsin Procurement Institute has developed and hosts the government contractor’s community web portal www.B2Gconnect.org. This website provides online information and education, as well as offers a daily bid matching service to Wisconsin businesses and organizations.
Chambers of Commerce / City Contacts / County Economic Development Corporations