Business Resources

The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau | WisconsinBBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by:

  • Creating a community of trustworthy businesses
  • Setting standards for marketplace trust
  • Encouraging and supporting best practices
  • Celebrating marketplace role models, and;
  • Denouncing substandard marketplace behavior

Website:  Better Business Bureau – Wisconsin

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Beloit 2020

Beloit 2020City Center will become the heart of the Rock River Valley. It is envisioned to be the cultural, social, educational, economic and civic center for the 100,000 people living within a 10-mile radius of the Beloit Visitor Center. The 700 acre area is the historic core of Beloit and South Beloit containing most of these cities’ vital institutions.

In 2004, Beloit 2020 initiated a planning process to develop a vision for what City Center could become in 2020. Public participation has been significant throughout the process. Focus group and community meetings in Spring 2005 were highlights of this informed dialogue about City Center’s future, culminating with unanimous votes in support of the 2020 Vision by the City Councils of Beloit and South Beloit.

Website:  Beloit 2020

E-Hub

E-Hub (Entrepreneurial Hub)The Entrepreneurial Hub (E-Hub) is a short-term training program for those who wish to own/operate their own small business, as well as those who already are currently in business for themselves (full- or part-time) and are looking for training and education. The course covers numerous topics dealing with business startups and the day-to-day operation of a small business, and teaches good business practices and ethics and encourages networking with other entrepreneurs and community resources.

Website:  The Entrepreneurial Hub (E-Hub)

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Rock County 5.0

Rock County 5.0Rock County 5.0 is a five-year public / private initiative to advance Rock County’s economic development vision through a single voice. This vision, which has been developed through various interrelated local and/or countywide plans, represents a holistic approach to repositioning and revitalizing our economy. By working together as one community, we have the ability to leverage ideas and resources.

Website:  Rock County 5.0

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Rock County Development Alliance

Rock County Development AllianceIf you’re interested in expanding your Wisconsin economic development and investment perspective, contact the Rock County Development Alliance. The Alliance has a solid track record as it relates to facilitating development projects, minimizing costs, streamlining local / state regulations and packaging value-added assistance.

Website:  Rock County Development Alliance

SCORE

SCORESCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.

Website:  SCORE

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Small Business Development Center | UW Whitewater

Small Business Development CenterThe SBDC, as part of a nationwide network, provides high-impact, results-based consulting and training services to business owners and entrepreneurs with up to 500 employees. In today’s economic environment, the SBDC is forging ahead to partner with new, established, growing, and forward-thinking businesses as they navigate the waters of change.

Website:  Small Business Development Center | UW Whitewater

Small Business Development Center | Illinois

Illinois Small Business Development CenterExperts, networks, tools and other opportunities transform your business into an appealing investment for lenders. That’s where success begins. We partner with well-respected business development organizations and educational institutions that work with clients who have the vision and potential to become a high-growth enterprise.

Website:  Small Business Development Center | IL

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Stateline World Trade Association

Stateline World Trade AssociationThe Stateline World Trade Association (formerly South Central World Trade Association – SCWWTA) was formed in 1987 to promote an understanding and appreciation of the international marketplace. SLWTA is one of four World Trade Associations in Wisconsin. The SLWTA serves, but is not limited to, the Southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois area.

Website:  Stateline World Trade Association
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Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board

The Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board (SWWDB) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting innovation and providing quality local workforce development programs and services to businesses and residents in Southwest Wisconsin.

Website:  Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board

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Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network

Wisconsin Entrepreneurs NetworkThe Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network (WEN) provides entrepreneurs with access to a statewide network of resources and expertise, identifies high-potential entrepreneurs and helps move their businesses forward, facilitates collaboration between entrepreneurs and between organizations that assist entrepreneurs, and helps create and grow minority-owned businesses.

Website:  Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network

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Wisconsin Innovation Service Center

Wisconsin Innovation Service CenterThe Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC) specializes in new product and invention assessments and market expansion opportunities for innovative manufacturers, technology businesses, and independent inventors.

Website:  Wisconsin Innovation Service Center

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