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Tools for Business

Greater Springfield

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Our local Stevens Point SBDC helps new and existing businesses with business planning, finding financing, doing research and much more. They are truly partners for our businesses! And their services are free.

Personal connections are essential to a business' success. The Portage County Business Council connects you with potential customers, suppliers, and mentors.

The Library has online research tools to help you understand your market and its trends. The Reference Librarian can often help you answer questions that you have about competitors, market size, and more.

EVERY business should make an appointment with the SBDC, the chamber, and the library to see how we can help you grow your business.

 
 
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Welcome to the Springfield Business Community!

These resources will help you with starting and growing your business. Click on the main topics for links to programs and information. Then use the black boxes under the pictures to find infographics, one-on-one help, training, and tools.

This is a customizable toolkit, so you can choose your topics and apply the Make it Mine tools to your business.

Start a Business

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Startup Basics

 

Short Courses (low cost)

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

      Email address

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Efficient Marketing Techniques

 

Short Courses (low cost)

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  • Business Tune-Up

  • SWOT

  • Customer Retention

Grow your Business

Hire Employees

Videos

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Discipline & Termination for Supervisors

 

Short Courses (low cost)

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  • Business Tune-UP: HR

  • Create a Healthy Workplace

  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

Videos

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Customer Service

 

Short Courses (low cost)

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  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

Greening your Business

  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

Videos

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Short Courses (low cost)

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    • What's Your Footprint

      Calculate your Business' Carbon and Water Footprint

      Email address

Videos

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Financial Ratio Management explained in 3 minutes

 

Short Courses (low cost)

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  • Business Tune-Up

    Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

    Email address

Financing/Managing Money

Protect your Business

  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

Videos

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Cybersecurity for Small Business

 

Short Courses (low cost)

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

      Email address
    • Prevent Fraud

      Protect your Business from Fraud. It happens more than you think.

      Email address

Videos

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Legal Requirements for Small Businesses

 

Short Courses (low cost)

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

      Email address

Videos

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Woman Owned Small Business Advantage

Short Courses

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Your Assessment

  • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

  • New Ideas

  • Use of Technology

  • Threats to your Industry

  • Your email address

  • Videos

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    Short Courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

  • Your email address

  • Agriculture

    Videos

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    Prevention Videos for the Construction Industry

    Short Courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

  • Your email address

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    Videos

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    Short Courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

  • Your email address

  • Videos

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    Take your Business Global

    Short Courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

  • Your email address

  • Sell Globally

    Videos

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    Short Courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

  • Your email address

  • Videos

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    Truck Loading: Safety Video

    Short Courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

  • Your email address

  • Logistics

    Videos

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    Introduction to Lean Six Sigma video series

    Short Courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

  • Your email address

  • Videos

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    Short Courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

  • Your email address


  • Videos

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    Commercial Kitchen Safety

    Short Courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

  • Your email address

  • Restaurants/Tourism

    Retail

    Markup Calculator 

    List Price Markdown Calculator 

    Layaway Calculator 

    Videos

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    Courage to Coach - Retail

    Short Courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

  • Your email address

  • Videos

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    HUB Zone Primer

    Short Courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

  • Your email address

  • Selling to Government

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