Wanted: Innovators

foundation helps match hot new ideas with advice, money

Even those who work in the world of economic development acknowledge that the alphabet soup of resources available to entrepreneurs – from the EDC to DECI to the SBDC – can be confusing. And although novice entrepreneurs may get tongue-tied ...

A Class Act for Entrepreneurs

local universities offer coursework geared towards starting your business

Over the past several years, I have come to a much better understanding of who I am, how I tick and what drives me. I have come to not only realize, but fully own, the fact that I like to start stuff. And, if I can’t start something from scratch ...

Working Together

sharing space and making connections in Eau Claire's first coworking facility

The office is a classic setting for films, sitcoms, and half-witted comic strips. You have office politics, cubicle decorating and the classic fridge-heist (which often results in passive-aggressive notes about not taking something with someone ...

Secrets of Success: Mickey Judkins

entrepreneur’s vision valued, from Water Street to the White House

Business comes instinctively to Mickey Judkins. Consider her initial venture: When she opened her first clothing store in Eau Claire, she did a market analysis without even knowing it.

PROS & CONS: Entrepreneurship in the Valley

OK, you want to start a business. You can’t control every factor that could lead to success or failure, but there is one major element you can: geography. So should you pack up your amazing idea and head elsewhere, or is the Chippewa Valley the ...

3 local resources for job hunters

Career counseling is an opportunity to work individually with a counselor on all aspects of the career search process. A counselor can provide you with an assessment of your skills, interests, values, and personality, as ...

How to Get a Job: Advice from the experts

“Less than 20 percent of people get jobs from the web. The best way to get a job is to network: make connections, go to events, call companies. Your network is your best job ...

How does Eau Claire bring in jobs?

eight ways we can - and do - entice companies

Play Up Natural Advantages We try to recruit industry that makes sense for the advantages we have in raw materials and natural resources: lots of food products and agricultural land. [Silver Spring is one such success]. We have lots ...

Whose job is that?

interviews with the people working some of the Chippewa Valley's most interesting jobs

Interviews with the people working some of the Chippewa Valley's most interesting jobs.

It's Business ... and It's Personal

the personality traits experts think are essential for starting a business

Being organized is huge. Other than that, it’s being outgoing, a multi-tasker, and objectively realistic instead of idealistic. Can you afford to fail? If you cut your revenue in half, and doubled your expenses, can it work?

Where the Jobs Are is sponsored by:

Chippewa Valley
Technical College

620 W. Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI

Where the Jobs Are is sponsored by:

Chippewa Valley
Technical College

620 W. Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI