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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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Employee Incentives to Help Your Company Stand Out

Article Written By:  Chelsea Lamb (chelsea@businesspop.net) For decades, many companies have provided their employees with benefits like paid time off (PTO), sick days, health care, and 401(k) contributions. But millennials and Gen Zers are looking for more from their current and potential employers, which is why so many businesses (large, medium,...

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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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Flowers from the Heart on Fifth

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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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...

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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.

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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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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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