Business Plan Contest Win Spurs Schuelke's Success

In last week’s column, entrepreneurs were encouraged to enter a business plan competition and test the validity of their business ideas. 

In 2013, it was a similar contest that encouraged Tina Schuelke, owner of Change Management Communications Center of Oshkosh to take the next steps in starting a business. In winning the Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership Business Contest, Schuelke gained more than an award.

Growing Your Hospitality / Service Business - 2018

Whether you are in the Food & Beverage business, Hotel, Travel, Tour or a related business this half-day workshop will be beneficial to you

With a focus on growing your hospitality or service business, this workshop is being hosted by SCORE Cape Cod and the Islands, Yarmouth Chamber, Cape Cod Chamber and is sponsored by TD Bank 

Sign up now as registration is limited to 40 participants


WWBIC Allows Kewaunee Salon Owner to 'Go For It'

Erin Burmeister, the owner of Sanctuary Salon in Kewaunee, had been in business for seven years when she heard the building where she leased was up for sale. 

“It was a unique situation,” Burmeister said. “I already had the business, but was afraid of what might happen if the building was sold to someone else. I just needed to figure out how to buy it.”

November 10: Boots to Business in Phillipsburg

The free Boots to Business program by SCORE WICHITA helps active, reserve and former military members—and their spouses or relatives—pursue entrepreneurship.

It's Swink's Business to Help Clients Build Theirs

“Where have you been all of my life?”

Melissa Swink, owner of Savvy CVA of Green Bay, says that is the most common phrase she hears from clients when they start working with her. 

The CVA stands for consultants and virtual assistants, and Swink, who is also social media specialist for the Green Bay SCORE chapter, says it is her business to help clients build their business.

The Fortune 500 Wants MN Small Businesses

Does your company desire to become a subcontractor or supplier to larger Fortune 500 companies? Sourcing to Fortune 500 companies creates both a new market supply segment and a competitive advantage.

Join us November 14th as we discuss the preparation you'll need to qualify and capitalize on sourcing opportunities with Fortunate 500 Companies -- A SCORE workshop led by Medtronic Director of Supplier Diversity, John Taylor, priorly with Cargill & ADM.

Sleepy Hollow Farm Expands With Help From SCORE, USDA Microloan Program

Last week’s column featured the new partnership between SCORE and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

As the face of family farming changes, the USDA is encouraging the development of ag-related businesses by offering an array of loan programs. Among those is a microloan program that is being administered by area Farm Services Agency offices.