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Your Gateway to Northwoods Innovation

We are dedicated to showcasing innovation and growing entrepreneurship in the Northwoods region of Wisconsin.

Whatever your passion, learn how to transform your idea into a Northwoods enterprise.

Find the steps, tips and resources you need to start a business.

Plan, market, hire, promote and grow your business with these resources.

Ready for funding? Find out how to get business loans, grants and equity funding.

Latest Buzz

Business Resources for U.S. Veterans – November 2022

The GRID November 2022 Newsletter - Provides over 13 business resources for U.S. Veterans to start or grow their small business. Check out the veteran entrepreneur training through Google, learn [...]

August Quick Links

Check out these additional links to stay connected on news and resources for small business. How to Prep for a Cybersecurity Interview, How to Avoid Predatory Lending, 12 Funding Options [...]

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Innovation in Action

Learn more about innovation in our community below.

How to Make Money From a Small Hobby Farm

Article by: Chelsea Lamb of Business Pop chelsea@businesspop.net For many people, having a small farm is a choice that satisfies their lifestyle. This is a chance to be away from [...]

Innovator in Action

April's Innovators in Action are Christie Terkelson and Joe Reed, owners of Arbor Vitae's Northfork Fin & Filet American Grill.  Vilas County Economic Development featured the bustling business this month.  [...]

March Innovators In Action

This month's Innovators In Action come from Vilas County.  Submitted by our partners at Vilas County Economic Development, we see some of the new and exciting businesses that opened recently [...]

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