Fit Oshkosh call for Black Entrepreneurs

Oshkosh, WI – (June 4, 2019) — Fit Oshkosh, Inc., an organization dedicated to improving racial equality and building a welcoming and inclusive community, is seeking Black entrepreneurs from Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie, and Brown Counties to participate in a study of their experiences in starting or running their business in Wisconsin. According to […]

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Starting Your Nonprofit

***BEFORE TAKING THESE STEPS, it is important to think about whether incorporating as a nonprofit is the best choice in your group’s situation. For example, there are times when working with another fiscal agent, collaborating with an existing organization, or remaining an informal group are better options. Extension staff can talk with you and work […]

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Going Solo Business Simulation at Laconia High School

Diana Hammer, Communities Extension Educator, taught two rounds of Going Solo Business Simulation to 66 students at Laconia High School in Rosendale. The game teaches pricing, fixed costs, variable costs, and adds an element of chance to recreate a real-life business environment.

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People of Color-Owned Businesses

A presentation about the impact of minority-owned businesses, what we know and don’t know about their work in WI, and why it matters. Diana Hammer and Tracey Robertson, Executive Director of Fit Oshkosh, presented this as part of Wisconsin Start Up Week – Appleton. Are you an entrepreneur of color? Connect with the Regional People […]

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Participate in Wisconsin Startup Week!

November 5-11 is Wisconsin Startup Week. Entrepreneurs will be celebrated and have more opportunities to connect and learn. Browse the schedule of events in Fond du Lac here and see what is planned in other communities. If you have a business or want one, the first step to getting all the support and resources you […]

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Launch your Business with IGNITE!

Do you have a business or want to start one IGNITE! Business Success is the network of 16 organizations in Fond du Lac County that are ready to help you with your dream. At these upcoming (and free) events, you can meet us and other innovators in the area. Tuesday, August 14, 5-7pm, at THELMA […]

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UW Extension educator, Diana Hammer, presents to a group of small business owners

On the Road with IGNITE! Business Success

In early October, Diana traveled to Michigan to present about Fond du Lac County’s entrepreneurial development system:  IGNITE! Business Success. Most communities haven’t been able to achieve 16 organizations collaborating to launch new businesses and Michigan State Extension attendees were fascinated to hear how we do it. View the history, overview, and outcomes of IGNITE! […]

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