Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Managing Small Business Cash Flow
Good cash flow management is critical to the success of a small businesses. Answering the question of how to achieve superior cash flow management reduces to a combination of knowledge, skill and experience. Brock Waterman, founder of Fundunity LLC, shares his insights gained from working both as an entrepreneur and consultant. Through his work with Fundunity LLC, Brock Waterman provides expert opinion on a variety of subjects including the following:
- - Direct business startup planning and prioritization;
- - Business location strategy;
- - Operating budgets and breakeven analysis;
- - Analyze struggling companies to identify issues and make recommendations;
- - Computerize payroll, accounting, contact management, and other systems;
- - Utilize technology to help companies streamline and improve processes;
- - Develop and promote an online presence and achieve the best search results;
- - Analyze financial statements and financing options to to aid loan decisions;
- - Assist with risk management and employee hiring;
- - Digital marketing and promotion to drive additional customers and sales.
In addition his work with Fundunity.com, Brock Waterman coordinates the UW Platteville Pioneer Launch lab. His back ground includes over a decade’s experience in positions ranging from computer programmer, web designer, commodities market analyst and broker to FDIC Bank Examiner.
Whether you have an idea or just like to think business, plan to attend for a dynamic evening of networking with lots of creative people. Everyone is welcome!
We hope to see you at the club!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Southwest Tech Fennimore Campus
1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI
11:15AM – 1:30PM Lunch-n-Learn (full agenda attached)
Would you like to grow your business through contracts with the federal government? Join us for a FREE lunch and the opportunity to learn the ropes of securing federal contracts at “Growing YOUR Business with Federal Contracts – Focus on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs” hosted at Southwest Tech on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. This event is open to any size business, but will especially appeal to small business owners, entrepreneurs, and women-owned businesses. Learn how to most effectively work with the federal government, small business support programs available to you, market research, loan programs, and other financing opportunities. There will be time for one-on-one assistance with topic experts. Find out more information and to register please see the attached flyer or visit http://wispro.org/eventdetail.asp?ID=624. Space is limited, so register today!
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Crawford Crawford County Broadband and Technology Listening Session
Purpose: Identify broadband/technology concerns, issues, and solutions to help distinguish the kinds of resources communities need to advance local broadband connectivity.
When: 1:00 PM Friday, April 12, 2013
Where: Seneca, Wisconsin (Crawford County Highway Department)
Who: The meeting will be facilitated by the UWEX Center for Community Technology Solutions. Business owners, non-profit organizations and county residents as well as any other interested stakeholders are invited to attend.
Purpose of meeting: To identify broadband/technology concerns, issues and solution that will help identify resources communities and private businesses can bring to the table to advance local broadband connectivity. The Center for Community Technology Solutions (CCTS-A division of UW Extension) will lead the discussion, summarize the session and develop a list of “next steps”.
Who has been invited: Local businesses, government department, schools, libraries and utilities.
Time Frame and Location: 90 minutes at the Crawford Highway Department Conference Room, 21515 Highway 27,Seneca, Wisconsin
General Agenda Format:
- Ten minute introduction and ice breaker
- Five minute overview of lessons learned from past CCTS efforts
- Ten minute of possible deliverables and resources that can be developed
- Sixty minutes with structured questions that will expand on the broadband initiative directly linked to the possibility of public/ private partnerships
End Product: The Center for Technology Solutions will summarize the session and outline what possible follow up strategies could be done.
Business Basics – Thinking Tactically about your Business
Is your business ready to grow? What help do you need? How do you think and plan strategically? Do you need capital or one-to-one business counseling to help to move your ideas forward? At the Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club on April 10th, Carol Roth, Rural Outreach Specialist at Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) will lead an interactive discussion to engage folks in a planning process that helps individuals think tactically about their business. Participants will learn how to enhance their own strategic thinking skills and plan for the future of their business. Carol will also discuss the education resources that are available through WWBIC and how to access capital through WWBIC’s programs.
Carol joined WWBIC in fall 2012 as a Rural Outreach Specialist and serves clients in the rural areas of Wisconsin. WWBIC provides quality business education, technical assistance and access to capital for entrepreneurs. For 25 years, WWBIC has provided consultation and education, along with mentoring owners of small and micro businesses throughout Wisconsin.
Carol is active in the business community of Soldiers Grove. She is the owner of Starfish Consulting, a small firm that provides strategic planning, grant writing and evaluation services. Carol also owns two other businesses--The Roth House Bed and Breakfast and the Old Oak Inn/Acorn Lounge. She is joined by her daughter Holly in the management of these businesses.
The next meeting will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Western Technical College, 220 South Main Street in Viroqua. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m., the program begins at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact David Connolly at email@example.com or 326-0234, Emily Rozeske at firstname.lastname@example.org or 637-2575 and Sue Noble at email@example.com or 638-8332. The meetings are free and no reservations are required. Everyone is welcome!