Chippewa Valley Angel Network

2322 Alpine Rd. Suite 7, Eau Claire

Angel Investors provide equity capital to local entrepreneurs in order to bridge the gap between initial seed funding and institutional financing.

Financing

Chippewa Valley Innovation Center

3132 Louis Ave., Eau Claire

The Chippewa Valley Innovation Center encourages new and emerging entrepreneurial business by allowing them to use community resources and by providing them a temporary start-up facility as well as managerial, technical, and financial assistance. CVIC offers flexible, low-cost building accommodations along with access to local economic development agencies.

Expertise & Education Financing Locating Incubators

City of Eau Claire Economic Development Division

203 S. Farwell St., P.O.Box 5148, Eau Claire

A division of the CIty of Eau Claire. Its mission is to grow local businesses, facilitate expansions, and incentivize businesses to locate in Eau Claire. Has resources available to assist in marketing & branding strategies, paperwork, permits & regulations, finding a properties to rent or own, and finding financial assistance through grants, loan & credit programs.

Marketing & Branding Financing Locating Permits & Regulations

Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. (DECI)

203 S. Farwell St.; PO Box 5148, Eau Claire

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the development of business, housing, cultural resources, and activities within downtown Eau Claire. DECI offers grants, loan programs, and credit programs to help businesses that are creating new job opportunities, expanding their operations, or bringing new technology to Eau Claire. DECI can help with location expansion, buying equipment, paperwork, permits & regulations, marketing & branding strategies, and learning how to get started.

Financing

Dunn County Economic Development Corporation

800 Wilson, Suite 219, Menomonie

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.

Expanding Financing Locating Purposing

Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation

7 S. Dewey St., Suite 101, Eau Claire

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.

Financing Expanding Purposing

West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

7 S. Dewey St., Suite 101, Eau Claire

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.

Financing

Western Dairyland Business Center

418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

The Western Dairyland Business Center targets historically underserved populations such as women, low-income, minorities, veterans, and disabled individuals in our local counties offering group training, networking events, and an annual Women's Business Conference. Works with entrepreneurs one-on-one to develop a business plan, marketing plans, website development, and business structure.

Financing

Western Wisconsin SCORE

500 S. Barstow St. Federal Building Rm B11 (Lower Level), Eau Claire

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.

Purposing Expertise & Education Financing Permits & Regulations

Wisconsin Business Development

3610 Oakwood Mall Dr. Suite 201, Eau Claire

WBD facilitates financial assistance for your business by working with your local lender and federal loan opportunities.

Financing

Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

201 W. Washington Ave. Ste. 700, Madison

WHEDA uses funds from Wisconsin’s State Small Business Credit Initiative to  support programs that leverage private lending to help finance creditworthy small businesses. These programs include Capital Access Programs, loan guarantee…

Financing

Chippewa Valley Start-Up is sponsored by:

Royal Credit Union
200 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire, WI

Chippewa Valley Start-Up is sponsored by:

Royal Credit Union
200 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire, WI