Chippewa Valley Entrepreneurs is a free, member-led, confidential, peer-sharing group of like-minded entrepreneurs from the Chippewa Valley area. Meets monthly in groups of 7-10 people to support each other by focusing on business growth, personal development and community involvement. CVE members will support each other and offer input in those areas where you have questions that someone else has already experienced.
Promotes economic growth and stability in Dunn County. Resources available include finding available or building new commercial or industrial locations, expansion, starting a new business, customer retention, and matching individuals and companies with funding sources and incentive programs.
The Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation advances economic prosperity through business and job growth by assisting in the creation, enhancement, and expansion of local businesses. They have resources for protecting and developing your ideas, financing and funding programs, information regarding regulations and permits, and more. In addition to other financial resources, such as a variety of grant programs, they host the annual Idea Challenge, which is an ongoing contest for individuals or businesses with an idea for a new product or service with the chance to win a grand prize of $5,000.
Ignite Wisconsin, a program of the Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin, helps prospective entrepreneurs in the region move from dreaming about owning businesses to taking active steps to turn those dreams into reality. The program provides encouragement, inspiration, and connection for entrepreneurs via online content, live events, and one-on-one connections.
Momentum West is a regional economic development organization serving Barron, Clark, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce, Pepin, Polk, Rusk, and St. Croix counties featuring startup, R&D, and
278 Jarvis Hall, UW-Stout
The Discovery Center is the umbrella organization for UW-Stout’s research, outreach, and economic development efforts. The center aids local industry and the community thanks to the extensive
500 S. Barstow St. Federal Building Rm B11 (Lower Level)
SCORE is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is comprised of retired entrepreneurs that offer advice to current entrepreneurs. Offers free management, bookkeeping, accounting, construction, design, and budgeting counseling, financial & loan resources, help with permits & regulations, and seminars from experienced entrepreneurs.
A statewide network that identifies high-potential entrepreneurs and helps move their businesses forward, and facilitates collaboration between entrepreneurs and outside organizations. Provides
1200 Hyland Hall, UW-Whitewater
Wisconsin Innovation Service Center specializes in new product and invention assessments and market expansion opportunities for innovative manufacturers, technology businesses, and independent
The SBDC assists entrepreneurs at every stage of business development with financial, marketing, and management techniques and strategies at no cost. Provides professional consulting to entrepreneurs