Business Planning

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 how veterans have access to the Federal Surplus Program, discover an entrepreneur portal through the Department of Veteran Affairs, and...

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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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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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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...

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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...

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Spotlight on Services

This Month's Spotlight on Services is the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation. In partnership with Vilas County, Nicolet College, area business leaders, the Lac du Flambeau Tribe, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, VCEDC Executive Director Kathy Schmitz and our volunteer board of directors are working diligently to build a stronger Northwoods economy and help improve...

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