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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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How Coderpreneurs Can Start Their Businesses on the Right Foot

Article By: Vanessa Holwell Want to be your own boss and turn your software development hobby into a full-time occupation? When you're just starting as a coderpreneur, you'd do well to keep the following principles in mind. The Value You Bring to the Table In addition to creating and maintaining software and debugging...

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Handy Productivity Apps That Free Up Your Precious Time

Author: Cody McBride Entrepreneurs waste a whopping 21.8 work hours a week on “low-value” work activities: responding to emails, checking social media, communicating with co-workers, troubleshooting, and other non-critical tasks. Thankfully, as ZenBusiness notes, these days there is amazing technology available to small business owners to help them efficiently cover these...

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Students have month to enter ‘Wisconsin YES!’ business plan contest online

    The countdown is under way for middle- and high-school students to enter Wisconsin Youth Entrepreneurs in Science, a statewide youth business plan contest modeled after the successful Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. It is open for online entries from Wisconsin middle- and high-school students through 5 p.m. April 14,...

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March Quick Links

Your quick links to the latest small business related news In this month’s quick links, we connect you to stories on remote work and moving your business on-line. 6 Tips to Make Remote Work Actually Work - Entrepreneur Magazine tips and tricks Six Tips For Entrepreneurs Embracing Remote Work Culture - Forbes magazine...

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Wisconsin’s New Resource – Start In WI

Start In Wisconsin is a new comprehensive online directory of entrepreneurial resources and a calendar of entrepreneur-focused events.  If you’re an entrepreneur: You can find vetted resources that best suit your needs because the directory is searchable by ZIP code, type of business assistance and many other categories. Go to www.StartInWI.com...

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Spotlight on Services

March's Spotlight on Services highlights the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp. The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative, Corp (WWBIC), a nonprofit, 501c3, is a leading innovative statewide economic development corporation that started in 1987 in the city of Milwaukee.  It's known for opening doors of opportunity for small businesses and have been...

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Supporting Small Business: Black History Month

To honor their business achievements during  Black History Month, The GRID is bringing you a few links to some informative articles on the history and growth of African American Business Builders.  Black owned businesses account for over 2 million US businesses. Black-owned businesses experienced the largest growth in number of...

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