The Business Law Section is launching a new initiative
to provide eligible individuals and organizations with
non-litigation business law services they could not
otherwise afford, especially on urgent legal needs
arising in the wake COVID-19.
Services: Eligible participants can receive brief
assistance on a wide variety of business law matters
• Finance and lending
• Insurance claims/coverage
• Commercial leases and contracts
• Labor and employment
• Real estate
• Commercial debtor/creditor
• Regulatory compliance, including privacy and
COVID-19 related requirements
Exclusions: The Small Business Assistance does
not handle litigation; entity selection and formation;
patent, trademark, or other intellectual property
issues; or commercial real estate transactions.
Brief Advice: The Business Law Section is partnering
with the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic (MVLC) to
offer free brief advice consultations with respect to
business law issues as noted above. Consultations
will be coordinated through MVLC and held Fridays at
8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. via Zoom or telephone with
the consultation lasting up to one hour.
In order to receive a phone or Zoom consultation,
clients must request an appointment at https://go.appointmentcore.com/guest/book/7AuuQEAPgH . For more information, please see wisbar.org/smallbusiness.
Follow-up Consultation: If the business law issue
cannot be adequately addressed through the
Milwaukee Volunteer Legal Clinic’s brief consultation,
the client may be referred to a volunteer business
law attorney having the relevant expertise for an
additional session up to 1 hour at no charge. Any such
follow-up assistance will be rendered independent of
the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic.
Outdoor Business Directory - get your business listed for free!
The Office of Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Business Directory exists to connect outdoor recreation-related businesses, manufacturers, organizations, agencies, and entities that make up the outdoor recreation industry in Wisconsin.
Tap the picture below to go to their website to see the directory and review your listing if they already have you listed. Or submit a request to add your business or organization.
Free Time Sheet Templates
TSheets' Free Timesheet Templates collection provides free daily, weekly, and monthly timesheet templates to track employee hours, overtime, as well as vacation days. Included within the collection are templates to track construction, hospitality, and volunteer hours. The daily, weekly, and monthly timesheet templates are printable, as well as optimized for Excel. The collection also includes a step-by-step guide on how to use the free templates efficiently.
Here are two examples. Click the button below to go to their webpage to download one that will work for you.
Evolution of Online Shopping
This link was sent to us by Joelle, Lou Anne, and their youth business club, who thought it would be of interest to you. It has a good history of e-commerce and a lot of great resource links. You can read the article here: https://www.swagbucks.com/shop/evolution-of-online-shopping
Here is a great video from our Chamber Member, JoLynn Rihn of Virtual Training Co about Excel.
You can reach JoLynn at
What is an LLC, and how do you set one up? Watch Tuesday's video to find out!
Wednesday's video is from the very knowledgeable, Andrew Nussbaum, our Regional Tourism Specialist. He has some great information about some free resources, marketing your business, the customer service toolkit, great business advice, and more.
Can reach Andrew Nussbaum, Regional Tourism Specialist at the Wisconsin Department of Tourism
PO Box 803
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Today we have our Executive Director, Jessica Bilski sharing how to set up and utilize Google My Business and make sure your map pinpoint is in the right place.
Click the button below, and when it asks for a code, enter: R.3Yxe&A
Reach Jessica at
Todays video is talking about the difference between Leadership Vs. Management
"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
"What's measured gets improved."
-Peter F. Drucker
The Wisconsin Governor's Conference on tourism was a 3 day virtual event this year. Click the button below to be taken to all of the videos from the event. You will find insights and discussion about business, the pandemic, attracting visitors, and more
Welcome to Small Business Week! We are excited you are here at our event.
Today's video is from JoLynn Rihn, Director of Learning and Development from Coast To Coast Training, one of our Chamber Members.
Her video will teach you about an amazing program - Microsoft Teams. It will help with communication and with sharing information. It is a great tool if you are now working remotely, or any time you are working with others.
If you would like to find out more about Coast to Coast Training you can check out their Facebook page, website www.coasttocoasttraining.com, or call 608-769-4203
Day two of Small Business Week.
Today's video is from Wendy Babcock, a local Communications Strategist, Speaker, Author, the Found or Kindness Bucket Brigade, and creator of the women's event - Warrior Unchained Live.
She discusses how to help spread the kindness that the world is craving and tells the story of starting her successful Facebook group - Kindness Bucket Brigade.
You can find out more at The Kindness Bucket Brigade, Wendy Babcock,Speaker, Author, & Founder of the Kindness Bucket Brigade and www.wendybabcock.com
Tuesday's video is from Andrew Nussbaum, our Regional Tourism Specialist from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, and a former small business owner himself.
In his video, he gives us useful information for businesses, marketing, and the tourism industry.
If you want to talk to Andrew more, you can find him at ANussbaum@travelwisconsin.com or call 715-299-5422. The Wi. Dept. of Tourism website is www.Industry.Travelwisconsin.com
Today's video is from Jon Gordon. He is the author of 20 books, including The Coffee Bean, The No Complaining Rule, and my favorite, The Energy Bus. When I wrote to him to ask if he would make a video for us for Small Business Week, he thought his recent video would be perfect - How to Adapt and Thrive Right Now, from his recent Positivity Summit.
This video is about having a good mindset and embracing change to thrive. I hope it brings some positivity and motivation to your week.
To find out more about Jon Gordon you can visit his website at https://www.jongordon.com/
Today's Small Business Week Video comes from Collette Schults, a tech-savvy New Lisbon resident. She shows us how to make a google form that can be emailed out or put onto your website or Facebook page. It is a simple and free way to create a form that would work great for online ordering. If you have any questions or want to connect to Collette, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608 853 1435.