“My business has undergone some rather big changes over the years, but none I felt I needed as much help with as the one I faced recently. My business, which has operated out of my home for the past 10 years, was growing in a direction in which I needed a building… EDCMC offered great advice on financing programs, where to find appropriate real estate, help with developing a business plan, and where to find information about federal and state regulations, safety standards for a building, marketing strategies, etc. I sincerely appreciate their help and am glad to have a resource like the Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County.”
Sara Nett, President, Lakeshore Latching, Inc.
Going into business or need help with your existing small business? Just looking for some help or some answers? The Economic Development Corporation of Manitowoc County staff and our partners are committed to providing the best economic development assistance to you. Let us know what you need and we can point you in the right direction or guide you through to a solution that works for your business.
Start your business off right, attend EDC Entrepreneurs' Edge and plan for business success. Designed for people who want to start a business and need the skills to test the feasibility of their business concept, participants develop a business plan which acts as the blueprint for their start-up venture.
A great place for you as an entrepreneur to start with the EDC is with Business Building Blocks. Our guide will provide you with basic information to direct you through programs and resources that are available at the local, state, and federal levels.
Free advice goes a long way. Consider it a grant of time and expertise free or at low-cost to you. Several agencies in Manitowoc County and northeast Wisconsin provide their expertise to get you to the next level. You may contact us at the EDC for one-on-one assistance or for a referral to our valued partners at SCORE—Counselors to America’s Small Business, Lakeshore Technical College, and/or the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center.
You may find some information on grants here at www.grants.gov , at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network at www.wenportal.org/financing_grants and the the Business Wizard on the Wisconsin state website.