We Succeed Together

We provide support with business plan development, financial projections and training for female entrepreneurs in Western Wisconsin. Learn About Business Counseling

Women's Business Conference

Our annual conference is designed to connect you with other empowering women and provide resources to help start or expand your business. Learn About the WBC

Business Training

We offer online and in-person training with practical information on the steps you will need to take in order to start or grow a small business. See Upcoming Events

One-on-One Counseling

We specialize in helping our clients start and grow their businesses. Click below to fill out our online form. As soon as we’ve received your information, we’ll set up an in-person or virtual meeting with you.

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Business Resources

Your business is unique, but that doesn’t mean you have to build everything from scratch. Our business resource center has many road plans to help you.

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Our Story

We succeed when you succeed. From helping you write your business plan, to group training exercises, browse the many services our business center offers.

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Upcoming Events

How to Hire the Right Person & Tips for Task Delegation

January 31, 2023  |  10 - 11 AM
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Shifting Self-Doubt into Self-Confidence

February 7, 2023  |  10 - 11 AM
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Why Banks Say No — Tips to Secure Small Business Financing

February 16, 2023  |  10:30 - 11 AM
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January 25, 2023 – Join Erik's free webinar on Thursday, February 16 to learn what banks look for when approving business loans and why banks might turn down a business loan request. Security Financial Bank https://www.successfulbusiness.org/events#upcoming-events

January 16, 2023 – Our office will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Day. We'll be back in the office tomorrow!

January 11, 2023 – Don't miss our new webinars: "Personal Branding 101" with The Xennial Traveler, "How to Hire the Right Person & Tips for Task Delegation" with Laurel and Associates, Ltd., and "Shifting Self-Doubt into Self-Confidence" with Maria Serbus: Stress Less. Visit our website to register for free: https://www.successfulbusiness.org/events#upcoming-events

January 4, 2023 – NEW WEBINAR: Maria Serbus: Stress Less will inspire you to get curious about the underlying emotions of self-doubt such as anxiety, uncertainty, and overwhelm that may be holding you back from starting or growing your business. Increase your self-confidence by attending Maria's webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 10-11 am on Zoom. Register here: https://www.successfulbusiness.org/events#upcoming-events

December 23, 2022 – Stay safe! Happy Holidays — we look forward to serving you in 2023!

December 21, 2022 – The Western Wisconsin Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to our upcoming "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" webinar on Thursday, Dec. 29 from 6-7 pm on Zoom. Register here: https://www.successfulbusiness.org/events#upcoming-events

December 14, 2022 – $10,000 Main Street Bounceback Grants are available until 12/31/2022. Click to learn more and apply: https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/mainstreet-bounceback-grants/

December 8, 2022 – Thursday, Dec. 15 from 10-11 am: This Virtual Business Tax Chat with Amy Vik of H & R Block is an opportunity for small business owners, particularly individuals who may be filing for the first time, to bring questions about their specific business tax concerns. Click to register: https://www.successfulbusiness.org/events#upcoming-events

November 30, 2022 – Are you thinking about starting your own business in Western Wisconsin? Take a look at the business advice shared by Coulee Boutique and other entrepreneurs (click image to see all comments).

November 29, 2022 – Wisconsin LLC Changes Effective January 1, 2023: The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (“SBDC”) at UWL is hosting a FREE webinar to identify the new LLC changes and how the changes might impact your business. All webinars are FREE, but registration is required as space is limited. Virtual Session dates and times: Nov. 30 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Dec. 7 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. https://centerex.wisconsinsbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=12420050

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January 25, 2023 – Join Erik's free webinar on Thursday, February 16 to learn what banks look for when approving business loans and why banks might turn down a business loan request. Register for free via the link in our bio. #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #businessloan

January 16, 2023 – Our office will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Day. We'll be back in the office tomorrow!

January 11, 2023 – Don't miss our new webinars: "Personal Branding 101" with @xennialtraveler, "How to Hire the Right Person & Tips for Task Delegation" with Deborah of Laurel and Associates, Ltd, and "Shifting Self-Doubt into Self-Confidence" with @maria.serbus . Register for free via the link in our bio. #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin

January 4, 2023 – NEW WEBINAR: @maria.serbus will inspire you to get curious about the underlying emotions of self-doubt such as anxiety, uncertainty, and overwhelm that may be holding you back from starting or growing your business. Increase your self-confidence by attending Maria's webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 10-11 am on Zoom. Registration link can be found in our bio. #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin

December 23, 2022 – Stay safe! Happy Holidays — we look forward to serving you in 2023!

December 21, 2022 – The Western Wisconsin Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to our upcoming "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" webinar on Thursday, Dec. 29 from 6-7 pm on Zoom. Register via link in our bio.

December 16, 2022 – RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 10-11 am: This Virtual Business Tax Chat with Amy Vik of H & R Block is an opportunity for small business owners, particularly individuals who may be filing for the first time, to bring questions about their specific business tax concerns. Click the link in our bio to register.

December 14, 2022 – $10,000 Main Street Bounceback Grants are available until 12/31/2022. Visit this website to learn more and apply: www.wedc.org/programs-and-resources/mainstreet-bounceback-grants/ #mainstreetbouncebackgrant

December 12, 2022 – Thank you @m3_insurance for your generous support of the Western Wisconsin Women's Business Center and our Women's Business Conference in Eau Claire (October date and venue will be announced in early 2023)!

December 8, 2022 – Thursday, Dec. 15 from 10-11 am: This Virtual Business Tax Chat with Amy Vik of H & R Block is an opportunity for small business owners, particularly individuals who may be filing for the first time, to bring questions about their specific business tax concerns. Click the link in our bio to register.

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“I had absolutely no idea how to start a business," Schneider said. "Karman helped me make sure I took the correct steps to start up.” With the help of the Women's Business Center, she was able to acquire her LLC, find insurance, and prepare for tax season. “The opportunities they have given me to grow and succeed have been so important to me, and without them, I have no idea where I would be at today!” Schneider said.

– Sarah Schneider, Eau Claire Pet Care

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The Western Wisconsin Women's Business Center is a program of Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council (WDEOC). Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Agreements for persons with disabilities will be made at all times in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and associated amendments. Arrangements for persons with special needs will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. This Institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.

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