Business Growth

April Quick Links

Get connected to the latest small business news and resources. Join The GRID in celebrating financial literacy month, and learning about all the free resources to get your finances in order. National Financial Literacy Month: 30 Days To Celebrate - Forbes Magazine 4 Simple Ways to Promote Financial Wellness Month in Your...

Read more...

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.  Click here to learn more about the restuarant and watch their video interview with VCEDC.

Read more...

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...

Read more...

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...

Read more...

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...

Read more...

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: https://smallbusiness.chron.com/owners-nonprofit-organizations-make-profit-59679.html  What...

Read more...

July Quick Links

Get connected to the the latest small business news and resources. This month’s quick links are dedicated to recruiting, retention and retraining your workforce. 27 Free Job Posting Sites for 2021 - Article from Career Cloud Labor Shortage Is Forcing Restaurants To Get Creative - Article from Forbes Magazine 5 ways to address...

Read more...

Oneida County Economic Development Corporation hosts Economic Summit

Are you a large manufacturer, small business owner, service provider, contractor, entrepreneur, tourism supporting business, or someone who just wants to find out what you can do to help Oneida County’s economy recover and grow? Are you looking for a place to get your business questions answered? If so, we...

Read more...

New Virtual Business Incubator Program Starting soon – Scholarships Available!

The GRID is announcing the launch of a new 6 week boot camp for businesses and startups in the Food, Hospitality, and Retail sectors.  This program will be completely virtual and will run on Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm beginning April 29th.  There is grant funding to cover the...

Read more...

April Innovator in Action – Associated Bank

In the GRID's latest interview, Brad Kowieski from Associated Bank tells us about the services that Associated Bank has for area entrepreneurs, business builders and start-ups.  He helps describe the ways that Associated Bank helps to support our community's economy and growing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.  Watch it all here!

Read more...