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

Understanding Business Profitability

March 29, 2023  |  10 - 11 AM
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Lessons in Quitting your 9-5 and Becoming Your Own Boss

April 4, 2023  |  10 - 11 AM
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How to Apply for the $10k Verizon Business Grant

April 11, 2023  |  6 - 7 PM
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March 29, 2023 – Are you looking to start or expand a business in rural Western Wisconsin? Click on the link to learn more about our $1,000 business grants: https://www.successfulbusiness.org/events#grants

March 26, 2023 – We're offering three business grants to help RURAL entrepreneurs launch or expand their businesses (max. $1,000 per applicant in Western Wisconsin, open to all genders)! Click here to learn more: https://www.successfulbusiness.org/events#grants

March 23, 2023 – Registration will be open as soon as all speakers have been notified (April/May)! We look forward to seeing you at the Pablo Center this fall!

March 22, 2023 – Learn more about the #VerizonSmallBusinessDigitalReady program and find out how to apply for a $10k grant. Reach out to us via Messenger or info@successfulbusiness.org if you have any questions. Share with your #SmallBusinessnetwork today: https://www.verizon.com/about/responsibility/digital-inclusion/small-business-training?utm_source=awbc-western-dairyland-wbc&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=digital-ready-launch&utm_term=national-wisconsin&fbclid=IwAR0FGk6qyrZUkPGRiZZ5rW_tsVhOspeUsK7vA13RNdrqFN_EYbTIwJizWhw

March 15, 2023 – #VerizonSmallBusinessDigitalReady doesn’t just give you access to free courses, events, and 1:1 mentoring - if you sign-up today, you can also apply for a $10k small business grant. Learn more about the program and find out how to apply for a $10k grant. Share with your #SmallBusinessnetwork today: https://www.verizon.com/about/responsibility/digital-inclusion/small-business-training?utm_source=awbc-western-dairyland-wbc&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=digital-ready-launch&utm_term=national-wisconsin

March 15, 2023 – Apply by Monday, April 24th!

March 14, 2023 – We're excited to make the "Business Ownership 101" in-person event FREE for anyone who's interested in starting their own business. Don't miss this great line-up of experts! Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-ownership-101-tickets-568311052657

March 11, 2023 – Join a Level Up! Cohort at WiSys VentureHome - Eau Claire. Level Up! is an action-oriented 5-month program to help you take your scalable business or idea to the next level. Application Deadline: March 22, 2023, at 11:59 a.m. https://www.venturehome.org/join-the-cohort?mc_cid=45a8a05a73&mc_eid=fd8351557b

March 8, 2023 – Happy International Women's Day! We're proud to serve female entrepreneurs in Western Wisconsin! If you know of an individual in your life who's dreaming of starting or growing their own business, let them know we're here to help. www.successfulbusiness.org #internationalwomensday2023 #IWD2023 #femaleentrepreneurs

March 6, 2023 – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-ownership-101-tickets-568311052657

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March 29, 2023 – Are you looking to start or expand a business in rural Western Wisconsin? Click on the link in our bio to learn more about our $1,000 business grants. #businessgrant #ruralbusiness #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness

March 26, 2023 – We're offering three business grants to help RURAL entrepreneurs launch or expand their businesses (max. $1,000 per applicant in Western Wisconsin, open to all genders)! Learn more via the link in our bio. #businessgrant #ruralbusiness #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness

March 22, 2023 – Have you signed up for the #VerizonSmallBusinessDigitalReady platform already? Simply complete two courses to unlock the application form for the $10k business grant. Sign up via the link in our bio or reach out for assistance. #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness

March 15, 2023 – Hi there #SmallBusiness owners! #VerizonSmallBusinessDigitalReady has just launched its first round of $10k grants for 2023. This is a great opportunity to apply for funding to help you tick off some of your goals this year. Sign up via the link in our bio or reach out for assistance. #businessbasic #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness

March 14, 2023 – We're excited to make the "Business Ownership 101" in-person event FREE for anyone who's interested in starting their own business. Don't miss this great line-up of experts! Registration required via event link in our bio. #businessbasic #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness

March 8, 2023 – Happy International Women's Day! We're proud to serve female entrepreneurs in Western Wisconsin! If you know of an individual in your life who's dreaming of starting or growing their own business, let them know we're here to help. www.successfulbusiness.org #internationalwomensday2023 #IWD2023 #femaleentrepreneurs

March 2, 2023 – Do you want to learn the basics of business ownership? We're excited to announce our first "Business Ownership 101" event sponsored by Northwestern Bank and CliftonLarsonAllen LLP on Wednesday, April 19th from 5-7:30 pm in Eau Claire! $20 tickets are available on our Events page via the link in our bio. #businessbasic #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness

February 17, 2023 – Happy Friday! The Western Wisconsin Women’s Business Center, which provides training and one-on-one business counseling services, has expanded into Clark County. Click the link in our bio to sign up for free business counseling. #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness #businesscounseling

February 11, 2023 – Get answers to the most frequently asked marketing questions during this live Q & A session with Carolyn Zick of Bad Axe Enterprises on March 7th! Register via the link in our bio. #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness #marketing #digitalmarketing

February 1, 2023 – Check out this month's free webinars by @maria.serbus and Erik Strand with Security Financial Bank! Register via link in our bio. #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness

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Testimonials

 

It was such a delight to speak! And such great engagement from the attendees. Thank you for organizing such a wonderful event.

– Carolyn Zick, 2022 Conference Speaker & Owner of Bad Axe Enterprises

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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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