Women’s Business Center Events

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How to Manage Your Money as a Business Owner

Thursday, March 14  |  12 - 1 PM

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Start A Small Business in 8 Steps

Wednesday, March 20  |  6 - 7 PM

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Healing Your Relationship with Money to Grow Your Business

Wednesday, March 27  |  10 - 11 AM

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Child Care Business - Info Session (Western Wisconsin only)

Thursday, March 28  |  1 - 2 PM

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How to Improve Your Financial Skills in 2024

Tuesday, April 9  |  6 - 7 PM

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Business Ownership 101 (free event in Eau Claire)

Wednesday, April 17  |  5 - 7:30 PM

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Start A Small Business in 8 Steps

Tuesday, April 23  |  6 - 7 PM

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Child Care Business - Info Session (Western Wisconsin only)

Thursday, April 25  |  1 - 2 PM

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Calm the Chaos: Navigating the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Wednesday, May 1  |  10 - 11 AM

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Make Hard Choices Easier: SWOT Analysis Workshop

Tuesday, May 14  |  10 - 11 AM

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Start A Small Business in 8 Steps

Wednesday, May 22  |  6 - 7 PM

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Child Care Business - Info Session (Western Wisconsin only)

Thursday, May 30  |  1 - 2 PM

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Start A Small Business in 8 Steps

Tuesday, June 25  |  6 - 7 PM

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Women's Business Conference

Women's Business Conference

Designed to inspire and connect you with other empowering women, this event will provide you with the resources you are looking for to start, improve, or expand your business. At this conference, you’ll learn from established members of the business community in Western Wisconsin, talk to business assistance providers, and network with other women in business.

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In-Person and Online Training

In-Person and Online Training

Flushing out your business idea? Attend one of our group trainings geared toward people in the business ideation stage or existing entrepreneurs looking for a competitive advantage. Hone your business skills by taking one of our business classes on topics ranging from recordkeeping, marketing and more.

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Kaurffman FastTrac Course

Kauffman FastTrac® Course for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

This 10-week course is designed to provide information, tips, exercises and tools to help you think about your business idea. As you progress through the course, our facilitator will help you define your target market, set realistic financial goals, and create a business plan to turn your dream into reality.

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Become a Speaker

Become a Speaker/Instructor

Would you like to share your skills and expertise with our female entrepreneurs? The Western Wisconsin Women’s Business Center welcomes proposals from qualified candidates to present entrepreneurial and business-related topics from their area of expertise or experience.

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$10,000 Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Grant

Here at Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, we’re dedicated to helping small businesses thrive. But we know just how difficult it can be without the right resources - which is why we’ve set up our free learning program to help give you access to the tools needed to succeed. By joining Verizon Small Business Digital Ready, you’ll get access to courses, live coaching sessions led by industry experts, and insightful resources.

Grant Application Deadline: December 20th
Grant Amount: $10,000
Grant Application Instructions: Click here to view instructions on Youtube (11/28/2023)

How to Access the Platform (grant application can be found under "Incentives" tab): Click to sign up for the Verizon Small Business Digital Ready platform (free learning platform). If you apply for a grant, please know that all applicants will be notified about whether or not they have been selected to receive grant funding.

Need help registering? Reach out to info@successfulbusiness.org 

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.

Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council Small Business Administration