Press Releases & Columns
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.
Sheboygan, WI – The Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation released an updated SomeplaceBetter.org. Sheboygan County is the only area with comprehensive workforce relocation materials thanks to a partnership between the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce under the Someplace Better brand.
Sheboygan, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Revenue released statements of changes in equalized values for 2017 growth. These records are used to determine property taxes across the state and provide insight into regional economies.
December 18, 2018 - The League of American Bicyclists recognized Sheboygan, Wisconsin with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award, joining 464 visionary communities from across the country.