Selected Community Events


"Launch a Small Business"

Jan 15, 2013 6pm-9pm

120 North Water Street, Black River Falls, WI54615
Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend our “Launch a Small Business” training on Tuesday, January 15th. The training will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Black River area Chamber of Commerce, 120 North Water Street, Black River Falls. 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 January 8th.
Michelle Wanstead, 715-8367511,