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What they’re gonna do: business plan, market analysis, product dev't.

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Pursuing Entrepreneurial Excellence

Eau Claire consultant Dawn Garcia has tips for turning your idea into a profitable business

There is little doubt about the entrepreneurial passion in the Chippewa Valley, and with that comes the need for local consulting expertise. Dawn Garcia, founder and principal of Pursuit of Excellence in Eau Claire, has more than a few tips for local businesses ...

Little Business Leaders

local inventor creates contest for young entrepreneurs

Kim Nimsgern, the Menomonie-based inventor of the Click n Curl and creator of Casual Panache Inc., has found a way to support and inspire young female entrepreneurs in the Chippewa Valley ...

Grab a Cup, Grow an Idea

1 Million Cups meetings designed to inspire entrepreneurs

For many of us, coffee is much more than a hot beverage that provides a quick pick-me-up: It’s a caffeinated catalyst for relationships and opportunities. That idea is the nucleus of 1 Million Cups ...

Passion for Health Becomes Business

skin care line a result of natural ingredients, family support

Tracy Adkins did not set out to start a business. In fact, the last thing this mother of five young girls was seeking was a way to make life busier – she was simply hoping to cure her toddler’s eczema without harsh steroids ...

Got An Idea? You Can Win Big

the annual idea challenge helps spur entrepreneurs

Have you got a great business idea burning a hole in your brain? Since 2007, the Idea Challenge, an annual contest sponsored by the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp., has been boosting local entrepreneurs. If you’ve got an idea, you can submit an application to the program anytime ...

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