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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 for Entrepreneurs, Inflation is Crushing Rural America and May Drive People to the Cities, and find out how Create Wisconsin...

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June Quick Links

Get connected to the latest small business news and resources. Join The GRID in celebrating Pride Month and learn about free resources to support LGBTQ owned businesses. Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce – https://wislgbtchamber.com/ LGBT Funders– https://lgbtfunders.org/covid-19-response/ Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Diverse Business Development– https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/diverse-business-development/ U.S. Small Business Administration supports the LGBTQ business community...

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Celebrating Pride Month

June is Pride Month and to celebrate we are highlighting Northwoods business founder, Bruce Walentowski of Crandon. Bruce discovered his passion for the floral industry during his teenage years. While working at the local grocery store, Bruce met a lady that operated a floral business out of her home. Shortly...

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May Quick Links

Get connected to the latest small business news and resources. Join The GRID in celebrating Memorial Day and learning about all the free resources to support veteran owned businesses. 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...

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SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program Helps Nrthwoods Small Businesses Access Resources

Previous rounds of economic relief last year helped millions of small businesses stay afloat and keep employees on the payroll, yet too many minority-owned businesses and mom and pops found themselves at the end of the line, while larger, well-connected businesses accessed programs right away. To better reach these small...

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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 Outreach...

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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 July...

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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 a...

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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 Development...

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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 these...

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