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Dane County Seminar Aims to Jumpstart Small Business Development, Create Jobs

February 10, 2010
Joshua Wescott, Office of the County Executive (608) 267-8823 or cell (608) 669-5606 Colleen Clark, Office of Equal Opportunity (608) 266-3022
County Executive

Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk announced today the county is hosting an upcoming seminar to help prospective small business owners network, learn business strategies, and share information. The seminar is specifically aimed at minority and women-owned businesses, but all are encouraged to attend this worthwhile and free workshop.

The February 23rd seminar is entitled “The Raw Realities of Business”.  An expert panel to share advice and ideas for business owners and those thinking of starting a new business will join Cathy Smith, of IDEA.  Ms. Smith and her expert panel will share the realities of some of the most common business challenges.

“During these challenging economic times, it’s essential to help develop entrepreneurs of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds to ensure continued job creation and economic growth in our county,” Falk said. 

“The Raw Realities of Business” will be held February 23rd, 2010 from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. at the Alliant Energy Center, Wingra Room,  1919 Alliant Energy Center Way in Madison.  The session is intended to help prospective or current business owners with expected gains and losses, potential business roadblocks, as well as offers networking opportunities. 

Those interested in more information about the seminar should contact Colleen Clark in the Dane County Office of Equal Opportunity at 608-266-3022 or at:

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