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Grants Entrepreneurship

Women’s Business Center Offering $2,500 Start-Up Grants

program targets female entrepreneurs

Tom Giffey |

The Western Wisconsin Women’s Business Center is providing up to $2,500 to cover the start-up expenses of new businesses in Eau Claire, Trempealeau, Jackson, or Buffalo counties. Eligible businesses must sign up for free business counseling through the Women’s Business Center, a program of the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency. Eligible businesses must launch prior to March 31 and can apply online by visiting and clicking on the “One-on-One Counseling” icon. The Women’s Business Center helps people interested in starting, expanding, or improving small businesses primarily in an 11-county region of Wisconsin. Its services are designed to provide entrepreneurs with access to individualized as well as group business training, referrals, financing, technology, and ongoing business case management services. For more information, email or call (715) 836-7511, Ext. 171.