See last years press release to read about past projects
Applications now being accepted. Managed by DATCP, the grants can help farms and business more efficiently process, market and distribute food in local markets including stores, schools and institutions. Keeping food dollars in Wisconsin communities supports local businesses, improves farm incomes, and creates jobs.
Requests must be between $5,000 and $50,000 and be received by noon March 26. Each proposal must include a cover page, a completed budget template and a project description. Applications are available online https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/BuyLocalBuyWisconsinGrants.aspx
A total of $300,000 is available in grant funding through the program; the maximum award for each project is $50,000, and grant applicants must provide a cash or in-kind match of at least 50 percent of the total project budget. Generally, qualified applicants include individuals, groups or businesses involved in Wisconsin production agriculture, food processing, food distribution, food warehousing, retail food establishments or agricultural tourism operations. Proposals can include individual projects, collaborations or partnerships.
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.
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
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 email@example.com or 608 853 1435.