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

Child Care Business - Info Session (Western Wisconsin only)

Thursday, July 25  |  1 - 2 PM
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Overcoming Perfectionism and Imposter Syndrome

Tuesday, August 6  |  10 - 11 AM
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Start A Small Business in 8 Steps

Tuesday, August 13  |  10 - 11 AM
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July 15, 2024 – We've got some great webinars coming up in August! Register here for FREE: https://www.successfulbusiness.org/events

July 8, 2024 – We hope you had a relaxing & safe 4th of July! Are you looking to start or grow your business this year? Join us for the 21st Annual Women's Business Conference at the Pablo Center at the Confluence on Wednesday, Oct. 30th! At this full-day event, you'll learn from established members of the business community, talk to business assistance providers, and network with other women in business. Scholarships are available. Click here to learn more about the conference: https://www.womensbusinessconference.com/sign-up.phtml

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!

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

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July 15, 2024 – We've got some great webinars coming up in August! FREE registration via the link in our bio. #eauclairewi #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness #businesstraining

July 8, 2024 – We hope you had a relaxing & safe 4th of July! Are you looking to start or grow your business this year? Join us for the 21st Annual Women's Business Conference at the Pablo Center at the Confluence on Wednesday, Oct. 30th! At this full-day event, you'll learn from established members of the business community, talk to business assistance providers, and network with other women in business. Scholarships are available. Click the link in our bio to learn more. #womensbusinessconference #eauclairewi #womensbusinesscenter #femaleentrepreneur #madeinwisconsin #wisconsinbusiness #business #wisconsin #smallbusiness

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

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Testimonials

 

Had a fabulous time meeting other women who I was able to network with and simply enjoy their company [throughout the conference]. I was able to attend all four of my workshops and learned quite a bit from all of them. I have a few take-aways that I can apply to my work life and my personal life. Thank you to all who put in all of the hard work. It is never an easy task putting on an event like this. Great job to everyone!

– Lynn, Past Conference Attendee

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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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