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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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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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2021 Wisconsin Innovation Awards Finalists Announced

More than 330 businesses, products and services were nominated for the 2021 Wisconsin Innovation Awards, and it took a panel of 27 industry experts to narrow that list down to 29 finalists. The overall winner, along with category winners, will be announced at the annual awards ceremony in Madison on...

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Marketplace Wisconsin Award Nominations Due September 15

MARKETPLACE runs a competitive awards program to recognize Wisconsin companies that exemplify business excellence, with dedicated award categories for larger and smaller, newer and more established businesses. In addition, the conference honors individuals and organizations that are providing leadership in their business communities. Award Categories: Outstanding Large Business Awards (For companies with...

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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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