Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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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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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How to Make Money From a Small Hobby Farm

Article by: Chelsea Lamb of Business Pop chelsea@businesspop.net For many people, having a small farm is a choice that satisfies their lifestyle. This is a chance to be away from all the noise in the city. However, it will not hurt if you add some extra spending to improve your farm...

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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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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 do...

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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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