Issue #380 March 20, 2019

9 Local Side-Hustles Good for Extra Cash

build your resume and your checking account

Lauren Fisher

The Side Hustle: It’s the ticket to meeting financial goals, building one’s CV, and making the most of off-hours. A resourceful individual can make bank on their talents with a bit of investment and clever thinking. How, you ask? The Volume One staff has got some suggestions ...

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Issue #379 March 6, 2019

$1 Billion, You Say?

common tax mistakes leaves $1 billion on the table each year

Barbara Arnold

Each year, the IRS reports it has roughly $1 billion in unclaimed refunds just from people who didn’t file a return. That is an expensive mistake. Many people don’t realize that they may be able to claim refunds ...

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Issue #378 February 20, 2019

Spotting for Start-Ups

Menomonie business owner offers insight into Chamber benefits

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Thomas Sampson is chairman of the Young Professionals of the Menomonie Chamber of Commerce and owner of The Machine Shed CrossFit gym. He opened his gym in 2016 and joined the chamber ...

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Issue #378 February 20, 2019

Ranked at the Top

U.S. News puts UW MBA Consortium among best online programs in the country

UWEC Integrated Marketing and Communications

For the first time, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium program among the top nine programs in the nation in its Best Online MBA Programs rankings ...

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Issue #378 February 20, 2019

Nurturing Growth

Small Business Development Center expands at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County

UWEC Integrated Marketing and Communications

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Eau Claire recently opened an office in Meggers Hall at UW-Eau Claire – Barron County in Rice Lake ...

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Issue #378 February 20, 2019

Slow to Start?

Wisconsin ranks low in nationwide index of entrepreneurship

V1 Staff

We have some good news and some bad news about Wisconsin’s national rankings for entrepreneurial activity. The good news is that – unlike the previous three years – Wisconsin didn’t place dead last among the states ...

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Issue #378 February 20, 2019

Business-Building Basics

Succeeding as a start-up can be all about meeting the right people and finding the right programs. here are the key ways to do that in the valley.

Tom Giffey

Are you thinking about taking the leap into entrepreneurship? Have you already started your own business but could you still use a hand, a sympathetic ear, or some inspiration? The Chippewa Valley offers ...

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Issue #378 February 20, 2019

27 Years, 80 Acres

local photographer practices mindfulness from behind the lens

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Bruce Siebold believes that there are all sorts of stories to tell, wherever you live. He has made it his mission to tell those that take place in his own backyard. Every day for the past 27 years – that’s nearly 10,000 days ...

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Issue #378 February 20, 2019

Center of Community

five years on, wellness hub’s founders find themselves surrounded by loving grace

Tom Giffey

Everyone needs a place like The Center. I certainly did on a recent Thursday afternoon. I was rushing around after a late lunch, trying to check items off my to-do list. I had just dashed home to let the dog out, and he was relatively ...

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Issue #376 January 23, 2019

Tips From a Tailor

decades of wisdom for wedding parties

Lauren Fisher

Jean Barlow of Eau Claire Alterations, 995 Peterson Ave., has removed the telltale puffed sleeves of the 1980s from many a dress over the years, transforming mothers’ gowns into the dresses of their daughters’ dreams ...

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