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

Tuesday, June 25  |  6 - 7 PM
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Protecting Your Energy as a Female Entrepreneur

Tuesday, August 20  |  12 - 1 PM
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Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Tuesday, September 10  |  10 - 11 AM
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June 17, 2024 – We've got 41 exhibitor tables left! Register to be an exhibitor/vendor at this year's Women's Business Conference on Oct. 30th in Eau Claire to actively sell your services or demonstrate your product to the business community. Click here to save your spot: https://www.womensbusinessconference.com/exhibitors.phtml

June 11, 2024 – An informational community meeting to discuss a proposed Day Resource Center in downtown Eau Claire is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, from 5:30 to 6:45 pm in the Riverview Room (third floor) of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. During the meeting, staff from Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council and Hope Gospel Mission will provide an update on the preliminary plans to build a Day Resource Center which would bring together a variety of services to assist unhoused and housing insecure members of the community.

May 28, 2024 – Check out our website to register for this year's Women's Business Conference at the Pablo Center at the Confluence on Wednesday, October 30th! https://www.womensbusinessconference.com/sign-up.phtml

May 1, 2024 – We had a great time sharing our business counseling services with students and resource providers at the Clark County Business Expo and Career Fair in Greenwood today.

April 29, 2024 – Click here to see the agenda and register toward the bottom of the page: https://wedc.org/build-your-small-business/small-business-academy/

April 29, 2024 – Register here: https://www.successfulbusiness.org/events

April 22, 2024 – Thank you to everyone who attended our 2nd Annual Business Ownership 101 event at the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce! Attendees got to learn the basics of being your own boss from Jennifer Hafele, founder of Mama Bear Family Care; Erin Drilling and Alex Swanson with Northwestern Bank; Erin Trowbridge, co-founder of Four Peas; and Jacob Haupt, director of the Jobs & Business Development program at Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council.

April 2, 2024 – Take the first step in turning your dream into reality and attend the Lieutenant Governor’s Small Business Academy. Attendance is FREE, join us from April 30th – May 3rd, 2024. Register here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=_cK7-pbJ6U6h3DwpkyZHEoR4skAlgwNIkEFKWc0t1sFUQk5PRjVFNlRMUVJQVUZHTlNQSFNaSjMyVyQlQCN0PWcu #SmallBizAcademyWI

April 1, 2024 – Check out this free webinar! Part 2 will take place on April 9th.

March 28, 2024 – This event has been SOLD OUT! We look forward to seeing everyone on April 17th. If you're looking for business assistance, consider signing up for our free business counseling service: https://ic.successfulbusiness.org/reg.aspx?mode=counsel¢er=52501&subloc=0

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June 17, 2024 – We've got 41 exhibitor tables left! Register to be an exhibitor/vendor at this year's Women's Business Conference on Oct. 30th in Eau Claire to actively sell your services or demonstrate your product to the business community. Click on the link in our bio to save your spot. #womensbusinessconference #eauclairewi #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness

May 28, 2024 – Check out our website to register for this year's Women's Business Conference at the @pablocenter on Wednesday, October 30th! Click on the link in our bio to save your spot. #womensbusinessconference #eauclairewi #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness

May 1, 2024 – We had a great time sharing our business counseling services with students and resource providers at the Clark County Business Expo and Career Fair in Greenwood today. #clarkcountywi #businessexpo #b2b #careerfair #economicdevelopment #businessownership #eauclairewi #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness

April 19, 2024 – Thank you to everyone who attended our 2nd Annual Business Ownership 101 event at the @eauclairechamber! Attendees got to learn the basics of being your own boss from Jennifer Hafele, founder of @mamabearfamilycare; Erin Drilling and Alex Swanson with Northwestern Bank; Erin Trowbridge, co-founder of Four Peas Consulting; and Jacob Haupt, director of the Jobs & Business Development program at Western Dairyland E.O.C. #businessownership #eauclairewi #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness #businesstraining

March 20, 2024 – Don't miss our March webinars! Click the link in our bio to sign up for free. #eauclairewi #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness #businesstraining

March 5, 2024 – Are you starting or expanding a child care business? Click the link in our bio to register for our free business counseling service. #eauclairewi #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness #businesstraining

February 26, 2024 – Click the link in our bio to register and see all upcoming webinars! #eauclairewi #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness #businesstraining

February 19, 2024 – In partnership with @hopetowomen we're giving away a $500 Small Business Grant! Enter by clicking the link in our bio, registering for the Verizon Small Business Ready platform and forwarding your registration confirmation to hello@hope2women.org. Register by Friday 2/23 at 11:59pm ET. #businessgrant #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #womenownedbusiness #womensbusinesscenter #eauclairewi #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin

February 8, 2024 – Did you know that we have a free, 24/7 video library with over 100 topics on our website? Check out the latest video about pricing, profit and expenses under the "Business Finances" category by clicking the link in our bio. #womensbusinessconference #eauclairewi #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness #businesstraining

January 31, 2024 – Would you like to speak at this year's Women's Business Conference at the Pablo Center on Oct. 30th? Click the link in our bio to submit your proposal. Photos by @emma.gillespie.photography

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Testimonials

 

Had fun attending the [2022] Women’s Business Conference. Enjoyed networking and sharing about Shine On (and Ramone's Ice Cream)!

– Kayla Midthun, 2022 Conference Attendee & Owner of Shine On Consignment Boutique, Eau Claire

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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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