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Free entrepreneurship workshops in Eagle River, Crandon

Aug. 7, 2017

Anyone looking to start a business or take a current venture to the next level is invited to attend Nicolet College’s free Exploring Entrepreneurship workshops offered through the Nicolet Entrepreneurial Training (NET) Program.

The free workshop in Eagle River will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, in the Vilas County Incubator, Hwy. 70 Business Park, 4825 Hwy. 70 West.

In Crandon, it will run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Best Western, 9075 E. Pioneer St.

“Many different factors come into play when launching and running a business,” said Sandy Bishop, dean of Workforce and Economic Development at Nicolet. “Each workshop will provide an overview of topics that include creating a business plan, analyzing the market and competition, securing funding, and other factors that go into operating a successful business.”

The free workshops will be followed this fall with the 10-week NET Business Blueprint Course which will delve deeper into the subject matter and offer guidance from experts in the fields of banking and financing, business law, insurance, accounting, marketing, and more.

Designed for both new and existing business owners, the course also offers access to industry and market research tools, individualized support and guidance, and resources to help transform your dreams and ideas into reality.

In Eagle River, the NET Business Blueprint course will meet on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 13 to Nov. 15, at the Hwy. 70 Business Park.

In Crandon, the class will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 19 to Nov. 21, at the Best Western.

The NET Business Blueprint course is valued at $495 per person. Vilas County residents can apply for full funding through the Juday Entrepreneurial Scholarship program.

Residents outside Vilas County can apply for partial funding through a grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

For more information, or to request application materials, attend one of the free NET Exploring Entrepreneurship informational sessions listed above or contact Patty Krarup at (608) 346-2371 or pkrarup@nicoletcollege.edu.