The GRID

The GRID champions entrepreneurial thinking and cultivates an entrepreneurial ecosystem that drives regional economic vitality and connects business builders to the resources, education, expertise, and social connections that will help new ventures succeed and help entrepreneurs thrive in the Northwoods.

About

Entrepreneurship fuels the economy and creates jobs for the future. It is time to build our entrepreneurial community in northern Wisconsin, The GRID. We will support the development of an inclusive entrepreneurial culture, generate economic diversity, and stimulate growth in the Northwoods. The GRID will create an accessible network of resources, education, and opportunities. Welcoming virtual and physical spaces will foster collaboration, innovation, and creativity. Our mission: The GRID champions entrepreneurial thinking and cultivates an entrepreneurial ecosystem that drives regional economic vitality and connects business builders to the resources, education, expertise, and social connections that will help new ventures succeed and help entrepreneurs thrive in the Northwoods.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Workforce Training
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Employee Development
  • Apprenticeship

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Placement
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal and Intellectual Property Services

  • Patent Seminars

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Health and Safety Training

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training

Mentoring

  • Peer Mentoring
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Formal Mentoring Programs

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Operations and Logistics

  • Health and Safety Training

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes

Training and Education

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Health Care Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary Contact
Toni Van Doren
Address
PO Box 518
Rhinelander, WI 54501