La Crosse Business Development and Management Resources

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

 

Resources

 

Better Business Bureau

Access to business and consumer alerts as well as helpful resources on a variety of different topics.

 

Business Owners Toolkit

Basic business forms, templates and checklists that you can download to your computer and customize to your needs.

 

Business Services

Wisconsin's website for links to state agencies, resources, programs and other helpful information

 

Delphion

Access to patent information along with tools to help you use patent information.

 

IdeaCafe

Basic business resources and updates for small business owners.

 

Internal Revenue Service

Federal tax information as well as extensive business management regulation.

 

La Crosse Public Library

Books and publications in La Crosse Public Library's card catalogue.

 

Murphy Library Research

UW-La Crosse's Library site provides access to many databases for journal articles and publications.

 

Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO)

As part of the Small Business Association (SBA), the Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO) assists women achieve their dreams and improve their communities by helping them start and run successful businesses, regardless of social or financial disadvantage, race, ethnicity, or business background. OWBO and the Women's Business Center Program are integral components of Entrepreneurial Development's network of training and counseling services.

 

Small Business Administration (SBA) Online

A wealth of information for  starting  and  managing your business .

 

ThomasNet.com

Register of American manufacturers - the Internet's largest industrial buying and specification guide to find suppliers.

 

U.S. Department of Labor

Valuable information on consumer spending, inflation (includes an inflation calculator) and many other topics.

 

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Offers searchable indexes on patents, legal material, patent resources, trademark and copyright issues and much more.

 

University of Wisconsin Office of Corporate Relations

Offers selected resources for business and industry at University Wisconsin System campuses.

 

Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC)

New product and investment incentives and market expansion opportunities for innovative manufacturers, technology businesses and independent inventors.

 

Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

For Wisconsin companies interested in supplying their products and/or services to federal, state, local agencies and prime contractors; also services for grant writing and other sources of funding and government contracting opportunities.

 

Wisconsin, State of

Information about Wisconsin agencies, business forms, business incentives, on-line business services, building your own business, doing business with the state.

 

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center

No-cost individual counseling services and statewide educational courses in a variety of management disciplines.  Current or prospective business owners can explore areas such as: cash flow management, business planning, minority business, cost control, marketing and sales, and much more.

 

Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse

Small business resources including advising opportunities, information resources, business outreach programs and local economic data.