Selected Community Events


"Launch a Small Business"

Dec 11, 2012 6pm-9pm

23122 Whitehall Road, Independence, WI54747
Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend our “Launch a Small Business” training on Tuesday, December 11th. The training will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 23122 Whitehall Road, Independence. Tuition is $29 for individuals and class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.

This training will include the fundamentals of small business and building your business plan, covering topics such as business feasibility, market identification, customer and competitor analysis, advertising, developing a marketing plan, identifying your supply chain, and performing your own SWOT analysis. Participants will learn about the different types of business structures, creating financial forecasts, establishing an accounting process, and creating a business plan.

After the class, attendees may request free, one-on-one assistance from Western Dairyland’s Business Development Specialists delving deeper into the individual small business needs including preparing a business plan with financial forecasting to present to lenders.

There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required by December 4th.
Michelle Wanstead, 7158367511,