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

Start A Small Business in 8 Steps (Fee: $29 or $5 scholarship)

August 31, 2022  |  10 - 11 AM
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Start A Small Business in 8 Steps (Fee: $29 or $5 scholarship)

August 31, 2022  |  6 - 7 PM
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Start a Child Care in 8 Steps

September 1, 2022  |  9 - 9:30 AM
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August 17, 2022 – THANK YOU to WQOW News 18 for sponsoring this year's Women's Business Conference! We appreciate WQOW News 18's ongoing support of our annual conference and female entrepreneurship in our region! Click here to learn how YOU can support the conference — starting at only $100: https://www.womensbusinessconference.com/sponsors.phtml

August 17, 2022 – Congratulations to Kim Sagmoen Garber of the Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)! We're excited to have her speak at this year's Women's Business Conference. Kim and Tru Mwololo will talk about how a woman-owned, minority-owned, and/or veteran-owned small business can compete and win local, state and federal government contracts. Click here to reserve your spot at the conference: https://www.womensbusinessconference.com/sign-up.phtml

August 16, 2022 – Join Amy's session to get your recordkeeping and tax questions answered! Click here to purchase your ticket (scholarships are available)! https://www.womensbusinessconference.com/sign-up.phtml

August 15, 2022 – THANK YOU to Hot Country B95 and Z100 for sponsoring this year's Women's Business Conference! We appreciate Hot Country B95 and Z100 Eau Claire for their ongoing support of our annual conference and female entrepreneurship in our region! It's not too late to join the line-up. Click here to learn how YOU can support the conference — starting at only $100: https://www.womensbusinessconference.com/sponsors.phtml

August 14, 2022 – We look forward to having Tammie Clendenning from the U.S. Small Business Administration back to speak about the various resources that are available to new and existing entrepreneurs! Click here to purchase your ticket (scholarships are available)! https://www.womensbusinessconference.com/sign-up.phtml

August 13, 2022 – Thank you to Northwestern Bank for sponsoring this year's Power Panel and Luncheon! Bringing together a diverse group of women to discuss the rewards and challenges of running a business will be the highlight of the day. We appreciate Northwestern Bank's ongoing support of our annual conference and female entrepreneurship in our region! Would you like to join the line-up of sponsors? Click here to learn how YOU can support the conference — starting at only $100: https://www.womensbusinessconference.com/sponsors.phtml

August 12, 2022 – Are you ready to learn more about the 20 educational sessions at this year's Women's Business Conference? Kaileen of Inner Ascent Counseling LLC starts us off with her morning session about perfectionism in business. Click here to purchase your ticket (scholarships are available)! https://www.womensbusinessconference.com/sign-up.phtml

August 11, 2022 – We're excited and thankful to partner up with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business for this year's Women's Business Conference! We'll be highlighting all our sponsors in the next few weeks AND it's not too late to join the line-up. Click here to learn how YOU can support the conference — starting at only $100: https://www.womensbusinessconference.com/sponsors.phtml

August 10, 2022 – RESERVE YOUR TICKET for this year's Women's Business Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 12th from 8am-4pm at UW-Eau Claire Davies Center. Designed to inspire and connect you with other empowering women, this event will provide you with the resources to start your own business. https://www.womensbusinessconference.com/sign-up.phtml

August 10, 2022 – The Red Letter Grant's application deadline is Monday, October 24th. This is a great opportunity to kick-start your business!

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August 17, 2022 – THANK YOU to WQOW News 18 for sponsoring this year's Women's Business Conference! We appreciate WQOW News 18's ongoing support of our annual conference and female entrepreneurship in our region! Would you like to join the line-up of sponsors? Click on the link in our bio to learn how YOU can support the conference — starting at only $100.

August 16, 2022 – Join Amy's session to get your recordkeeping and tax questions answered! Click the link in our bio to purchase your ticket (scholarships are available)! #womensbusinessconference #womeninbusiness #femaleentrepreneurs

August 15, 2022 – THANK YOU to @b95radio and @z100radio for sponsoring this year's Women's Business Conference! We appreciate @b95radio and @z100radio for their ongoing support of our annual conference and female entrepreneurship in our region! Click on the link in our bio to learn how YOU can support the conference — starting at only $100.

August 14, 2022 – We look forward to having Tammie Clendenning from the U.S. Small Business Administration back to speak about the various resources that are available to new and existing entrepreneurs! Click on the link in our bio to purchase your ticket (scholarships are available)!

August 13, 2022 – Thank you to Northwestern Bank for sponsoring this year's Power Panel and Luncheon! Bringing together a diverse group of women to discuss the rewards and challenges of running a business will be the highlight of the day. We appreciate Northwestern Bank's ongoing support of our annual conference and female entrepreneurship in our region! Would you like to join the line-up of sponsors? Click on the link in our bio to learn how YOU can support the conference — starting at only $100.

August 12, 2022 – Are you ready to learn more about the 20 educational sessions at this year's Women's Business Conference? Kaileen of @innerascentcounselingllc starts us off with her morning session about perfectionism in business. Click on the link in our bio to purchase your ticket (scholarships are available)!

August 11, 2022 – We're excited and thankful to partner up with the @uweauclaire College of Business for this year's Women's Business Conference! We'll be highlighting all our sponsors in the next few weeks AND it's not too late to join the line-up. Click on the link in our bio to learn how YOU can support the conference — starting at only $100.

August 10, 2022 – RESERVE YOUR TICKET for this year's Women's Business Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 12th from 8am-4pm at UW-Eau Claire Davies Center. Designed to inspire and connect you with other empowering women, this event will provide you with the resources to start your own business. Link in bio. #womensbusinessconference #womeninbusiness #femaleentrepreneur

August 8, 2022 – Congratulations to Cora with Isagenix! She's the winner of our first exhibitor table giveaway for this year's Women's Business Conference. Stay tuned for the next drawing! Click the link in the bio to learn more about the conference. #womensbusinessconference

August 3, 2022 – Would you like to be an exhibitor at this year's Women's Business Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 8 am - 4 pm? ENTER TO WIN a free exhibitor table ($159 value, lunch excluded) by Sunday, August 7th at 11:59 pm. Contact us with your full name, business name & location, and phone number. Note: If you're an exhibitor who's already signed up and paid, you can still enter to win: info@womensbusinessconference.com

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Testimonials

 

“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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