Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
I had the pleasure of meeting with the folks who run the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation last week in Milwaukee. The WWBIC’s goals are central to creating a favorable business climate here in Wisconsin for entrepreneurs – providing business education and financing to those who make this country run: small business owners.
The WWBIC doesn’t just offer loans to “microenterprises” and send those entrepreneurs on their way. They want to give small business owners all the tools necessary to keep their businesses open and thriving in order to grow larger and become more successful. The WWBIC offers educational workshops and seminars aimed at not only teaching the necessary skills but to also motivate owners. In 2010, WWBIC hosted 425 educational seminars! Financial literacy is key to not only being a successful business owner, but keeping yourself and your family afloat on these tough economic times.
Don’t let the name fool you either, the WWBIC isn’t just for female start-ups. They want to empower all small business owners, but they do try to focus their emphasis on women, people of color, and people of lower wealth and incomes.
I urge you to visit their website – the link is above or right here. Learn more about their initiatives and see if they can help you achieve your dream of starting a successful business here in Wisconsin. They are holding an educational seminar tomorrow from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Sun Prairie Library on Internet Marketing. If interested in attending, be sure to RSVP quickly!