Regional News

Business Succession: Planning for the Future

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April 25, 2019 from 7:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce
601 7th St N, La Crosse
To register, click here.

It is estimated that 66% of all businesses with employees are owned by baby boomers. The successful transition of these businesses is critical to achieve long term workforce and economic development. 

Come learn how to effectively build, manage, and preserve your business for future generations while enhancing your financial and wealth building potential. Join valuation, tax, legal, and financial experts to explore the considerations that impact effective business growth and transition strategies. Topics include:

  • Business Valuation Factors
  • Tax Considerations in Business Sales and Transfers
  • How to Finance the Business Transition?
  • Positioning an Organization for Transition
  • Financial and Legal Considerations in Business Transitions
  • Developing a Business Transition Plan

Whether you are interested in selling, buying, or developing a business, this program is for you. 

Celebrate Small Business
New Date!!

June 6, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
UWL Student Union, The Bluffs Room

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-La Crosse will be celebrating small businesses that started in the Coulee Region in 2018 during our annual Celebrate Small Business event. Community supporters and organizations funding small businesses, pursuant to its Wisconsin Small Business Funder initiative, also will be recognized. The event is open to the public. Area businesses, those planning on starting a small business, and anyone involved in economic development is encouraged to attend.

To register, click here

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Strong Women, Strong Coffee

May 9, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Black River Beach Neighborhood Center
Maplewood Room
1433 Rose Street, La Crosse
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This FREE daybreak networking event is for women who are focused on achieving something fresh for themselves as well as for their business. This event supports building and growing meaningful connections by melding business professionals with entrepreneurs. 

This event features Betty Christiansen, the publisher and editor of Coulee Region Women magazine, which  serves women in the La Crosse area and beyond.  Betty is an editor in the Twin Cities and New York for both book and magazine publishers. 

Join us and ...

  • Brew new ideas for growing your business
  • Sweeten your business network
  • Learn from an “Espresso-monial" - a shot of inspiration from a local female business leader who shares her story
  • Connect with other inventive, inspired, resourceful and highly productive business owners and industry/ government experts

This event is sponsored by WWBIC’s social business venture Coffee With a Conscience.  To learn more or to register, click here.