March 2019
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Lenders Conference: Go for
connections, expertise 

Save your spot now for the 30th annual Wisconsin Lenders Conference May 16-17 in Wisconsin Dells, organized by the UW-Stevens Point Small Business Development Center. This informational and networking opportunity might be just what you need in pulling together the pieces for clients in your economic development work.

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The opioid crisis affects more than just the health care industry and families. It affects businesses, too. Sharing Solutions -- created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation -- is a new resource for employers as well as employees to tackle the problem. 
#SBDCDay 2019
Thanks to the Wisconsin SBDC Network, host institutions, economic development partners, clients and communities for celebrating the third annual SBDC Day March 20. (Nice roundup about statewide impact, ICYMI!)
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Ideadvance Seed Fund applications are due April 19. If you're wondering why this might be a good idea for businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs, check out these quick videos from past grant awardees!

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