Press Releases & Columns
Sheboygan County, WI – According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, a function of economic development is bringing jobs to people; most economic development organizations focus on ‘workforce development,’ which is about bringing people to jobs. The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) has this focus of ‘workforce development’ but also believes that entrepreneurship development is intrinsically linked to our workforce needs in Sheboygan County. One of the SCEDC’s goals is to work with educational institutions and other nonprofit organizations to create entrepreneurial classes and programming. Expanding entrepreneurship education is essential to addressing our continuously changing workforce needs.
Sheboygan County, WI – With a new patent produced every three days, the highly creative and driven entrepreneurs of Sheboygan County live and breathe the culture of innovation. The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) has recognized that to continue to drive this spirit of innovation, Sheboygan County needs more spaces for professionals and entrepreneurs to live, work, and play together. One way to encourage this type of camaraderie is through coworking spaces.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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.
Sheboygan, Wis. – Following on the heels of the FreshTech Innovation Summit, the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) in coordination with the City of Sheboygan has formed a task force comprised of key stakeholders to implement the concepts arising from the summit.
Drawing on the creativity and ambition that has driven them to long and successful careers in the salon and spa industry, Kathryn Hillstrom and Vicky LeMahieu have joined forces to launch K Lorraine Salon, Spa and Boutique in an iconic downtown Sheboygan Falls building.