Marketplace 2020 Virtual Conference

MARKETPLACE conference will be held virtually December 8-10, 2020 For the first time in its 39 years, MARKETPLACE is taking place in a virtual format. As usual, the conference will connect business owners from across Wisconsin seeking to do business with state, federal and local governments as well as private sector partners. At the conference,…

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Native 360’s Friday Noon Zoom

Join our very own Fern Orie from the Wisconsin Native Loan Fund for Native360‘s Friday Noon Zoom. The December 4th and December 11th sessions will focus on QuickBooks. You’ll receive quick, online training to help grow your business. Spend 30 minutes for lunch, and receive tips, tricks and be able to ask questions. Sign up…

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“We’re All In” Grants – Phase 2 Opens Monday, October 19th

Governor Tony Evers announced on Tuesday, October 6th, that Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will provide a second round of We’re All In Small Business Grants to distribute an additional $50 million to small businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The first phase of the program provided more than $65 million in grants to over 26,000…

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U.S. Treasury Awards WIBA Members $990,000

Native American, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian communities face some of the greatest barriers to accessing capital and basic financial services in the nation. Specialized, mission-driven organizations called Native Community Development Financial Institutions – or Native CDFIs – specifically focus their activities to help Native Communities grow by increasing their access to credit, capital and…

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We’re All In Small Business Grant – Opens June 15, 2020

PANDEMIC RELIEF FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN WISCONSIN Small businesses in Wisconsin often operate on razor-thin profit margins and hold very little cash in reserve, which makes weathering the effects of a global pandemic particularly challenging. Complicating matters for these small businesses seeking federal or other financial assistance is that they often lack the financial relationships…

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Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant Extended to May 26th

Governor Tony Evers announced that 1,000 ethnically diverse micro-businesses that have suffered losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible to receive grants of $2,000 each under a new state program. The $2 million initiative is focused on supporting ethnically diverse micro-businesses that have not received SBA Paycheck Protection Program or state disaster relief.…

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WEDC Announces Focus Forward to Help Businesses and Communities

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is pleased to announce a new digital platform with resources, information and inspiration to help Wisconsin businesses and communities facing economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Focus Forward serves as an online one-stop shop for state, federal and other funding and operational assistance programs, while also providing up-to-date…

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Business Resources for COVID-19

COVID-19 Business Resources SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.   The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC): The COVID-19 pandemic poses…

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Federal Hubzone Program in Washburn – April 14th

If your business is located in Bayfield, Iron, Sawyer, Vilas or portions of Ashland counties, you may be eligible for the Federal HUBZone Program Certification. Learn more by attending this workshop on April 14, 2020, in Washburn. Please call Mark Dennis at 608-633-3605 to register or learn more.

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