Author - Toni VanDoren

Innovator in Action

"If you’re serious, really serious, about being an entrepreneur, stay with it. It’s hard work. It’s long hours. It requires sacrifice. I’ve had tough conversations with my husband, my employees, my clients – and myself. This business has tested my commitment and my perseverance – and it continues to...

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November Quick Links

November 11th we celebrate Veteran's Day and this months quick links showcase resources for our Veteran Owned Businesses, and how to support them.   Wisconsin Veteran's Chamber of Commerce – https://www.wiveteranschamber.org/ United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce – https://www.usvccevents.org/ Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Veteran Owned Business Certfication – https://dva.wi.gov/Pages/benefitsClaims/VeteranOwnedBusiness.aspx SBA Veteran Owned Business...

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Nicolet College and The GRID Recieve SBA Navigator Grant Award

Nicolet College and several regional economic development partners will have “significant financial resources to serve entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Northwoods” after receiving a $1 million grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the college announced this week. Nicolet and the college’s partners applied for the grant in...

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Nicolet College Starts Entrepreneurial Thinking Series

Every entrepreneurial journey is unique. No matter where you are in your journey, this workshop series will give you the resources, support, and inspiration to define/refine your entrepreneurial vision and apply simple, practical tools to move forward on your road to success. Begin by exploring the entrepreneurial mindset. Fundamentally, entrepreneurship is...

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September Quick Links

September 15th starts Hispanic Heritage Month. This months quick links showcase resources for our Hispanic owned Businesses, and how to support them.   United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - https://www.ushcc.com/ Hispanic Association of Small Businesses - https://hasb.org/ League of United Latin American Citizens - https://lulac.org/ National Minority Supplier Development Council - https://nmsdc.org/ Minority Business...

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Handy Productivity Apps That Free Up Your Precious Time

Author: Cody McBride Entrepreneurs waste a whopping 21.8 work hours a week on “low-value” work activities: responding to emails, checking social media, communicating with co-workers, troubleshooting, and other non-critical tasks. Thankfully, as ZenBusiness notes, these days there is amazing technology available to small business owners to help them efficiently cover...

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ArtStart Celebrates 10 Years

ArtStart invites the community to join them in celebrating the first decade of ArtStart! Enjoy entertainment, food vendors, music, dancing, kids activities, gallery tours & more! This event is free and open to the public. There will be ongoing activities happening throughout the evening, including on ArtStart's outdoor stage...

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2021 Wisconsin Innovation Awards Finalists Announced

More than 330 businesses, products and services were nominated for the 2021 Wisconsin Innovation Awards, and it took a panel of 27 industry experts to narrow that list down to 29 finalists. The overall winner, along with category winners, will be announced at the annual awards ceremony in Madison...

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Marketplace Wisconsin Award Nominations Due September 15

MARKETPLACE runs a competitive awards program to recognize Wisconsin companies that exemplify business excellence, with dedicated award categories for larger and smaller, newer and more established businesses. In addition, the conference honors individuals and organizations that are providing leadership in their business communities. Award Categories: Outstanding Large Business Awards (For companies...

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August Quick Links

Get connected to the the latest small business news and resources. This month’s quick links are dedicated to resources for those of you working in, starting, or volunteering for a Non-Profit.  Celebrate August 17th,  National Non-Profit Day by supporting your local non-profits. How to start a non-profit: https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/tools-resources/how-start-nonprofit Founding a non-profit:...

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