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Mini Mocha Play Café brings imaginative play to Sheboygan

The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) works continually with local communities to identify and encourage investment in underserved markets; an amenity that is often requested by residents is a safe, indoor, play area for kids.  

Posted by on April 18, 2019 at 10:52 PM

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ATV Road and Trail Systems Have Positive Economic Impact

By Ray York, Business Counselor for the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay

Posted by on March 26, 2019 at 5:51 PM

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Entrepreneurship and Workforce Intrinsically Linked

By Ray York, Business Counselor for the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay

Posted by on March 18, 2019 at 8:07 PM

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Entrepreneurs and Businesses Benefit from Coworking Spaces

By Ray York, Business Counselor for the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay

Posted by on March 12, 2019 at 11:26 PM

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FreshTech Makerspace Study Announced

Sheboygan, Wis - The non-profit Étude Group of Sheboygan, Wisconsin will conduct a six-month study to determine the
viability of a Makerspace in Sheboygan’s FreshTech Innovation District. In coordination with the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and the City of Sheboygan, who are funding the study. Étude will introduce the concept of a makerspace and collect data through a series of focus groups, interviews, and experiential making events hosted throughout the county.

Posted by on March 7, 2019 at 4:02 PM

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Every Business Should Have a Plan

Sheboygan County, WI – A key mission of the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is to provide opportunities to Sheboygan County entrepreneurs and help them make informed business decisions.   The SCEDC has partnered with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay to bring the Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP) to the entrepreneurs of Sheboygan County.

Posted by on March 4, 2019 at 3:27 PM

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Economic Gardening Helps Grow Sheboygan County

Sheboygan County, WI - We consistently see a strong entrepreneurship presence in Sheboygan county, ranking towards the top of many Small Business Development Center metrics.  2019 is no exception - starting out strong and accounting for 13% of Wisconsin business start-ups and 6% of the state’s capital infusion.

Posted by on February 27, 2019 at 7:21 PM

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Holmes Inspections Offers Comfort for Homebuyers 

Holmes Inspections Offers Comfort for Homebuyers 

Posted by on February 21, 2019 at 2:18 AM

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The SCEDC Entrepreneurial Services Team Supports Free Financial Coaching Program

The SCEDC entrepreneurial services team can assist in many stages of a business launch.  From ideation to strategic planning, and, finally, with execution and driving positive results.  To drive those positive results, it is imperative for a small business owner to develop a network of trusted professionals that provide regular guidance and coaching on a day-to-day basis.  A small business owner cannot be an expert in everything; the free Small Business Owner Financial Coaching program offered by Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) is a valuable resource for Sheboygan County small businesses.  Please refer to the CCCS press release for more information!

Posted by on February 14, 2019 at 8:28 PM

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Why More Mentorship is Important to Sheboygan County Growth

Sheboygan County, WI - I recently read an article by Kathleen McShane titled Mentoring: the Missing Link to Small Business Growth and Survival.  The article stated that 70 percent of small businesses that received mentoring survived more than five years – double the survival rate of non-mentored businesses.  In addition, 88% of business owners with a mentor said that having one was invaluable.
 
As a small business owner, I recognize how imperative it is to develop my network of trusted business professionals to provide regular guidance and counseling on sound business decision-making on a day-to-day basis.  A small business owner cannot be an expert in everything – it truly does take a village to ensure the success of an entrepreneur.  A mentorship, however, provides the small business owner with a different level of support.  A valuable mentor relationship provides the small business owner access to the knowledge, social capital, & wisdom of a seasoned professional that they can connect with on an informal basis.

Posted by on February 13, 2019 at 1:58 PM

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