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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.

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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

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Indigenous 6-Week Dream Business Program

Mashup Lab is now accepting applications from Indigenous Residents of Wisconsin for their next Dream Business Program beginning in September. This free 6-week program provides the guidance, tools, and resources to help you explore your idea and think about the next steps. It also provides you with the opportunity for 1-1 coaching, new connections, and a certificate upon completion! Online Classes start September 13th so register today at Dream Business Wisconsin Indigenous Residents !

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.  [...]

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