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  • 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Building an Online Store for Your Small Business
    Wisconsin Buys Local      5/31/2019 10:12:29 AM

    As a local business owner, your business was built on face-to-face sales and human connection in order to make your customers feel appreciated and happy to give you their business. But in order to scale your venture, you need to look beyond your city’s borders. That’s where ecommerce comes in. With an online store, you can reach more customers, expand your inventory, grow your sales - and keep even your busiest customers satisfied.   Starting an online store is easier than ever, thanks t ...[read more]
  • Help Your Small Business Succeed with These Free Services
    Wisconsin Buys Local      3/12/2019 9:15:37 AM

    Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash   Help Your Small Business Succeed with These Free Services   It’s pretty common for a small business to run on razor-thin margins, which is why many entrepreneurs run their businesses out of their homes (in some cases, doing so only eats $50 out of their startup costs, after all!). But just because your company is operating on a shoestring budget doesn’t mean you can’t optimize the way your business runs. There are plenty o ...[read more]
  • The Disabled Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business
    Wisconsin Buys Local      10/22/2018 5:45:20 PM

    People with disabilities have higher unemployment rates than people without disabilities, according to BLS data. While some disabilities prevent a person from working, other people with disabilities face unemployment because they can't find work that suits their needs. For people in the latter scenario, starting their own business is an attractive prospect. As an entrepreneur, a person can design their own workplace, hours, and duties to match their abilities and limitations. However, star ...[read more]
  • Entrepreneurship as a Parent with Disabilities
    Wisconsin Buys Local      8/30/2018 12:45:11 PM

    Starting a business can be one of the greatest joys of modern life.  With how the Internet has connected people across the world, in all kinds of different situations, it is now possible for people who would formerly have been unable to operate a business to get a fulfilling, successful small business up and running.  If you’re a parent with disabilities who would like to start a business of your own, here are some ways you can get started.Getting started as an entrepreneur at ...[read more]
  • Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday
    Wisconsin Buys Local      8/1/2018 7:52:55 AM

    Today is the 1st day of the Wisconsin State Sales Tax Holiday which runs through August 5th.During these five days, some clothing and back to school items are exempt from the 5% State Sales Tax.  This also includes local sales taxes as well. We've heard from many of our members that they are taking advantage of the buzz and offering additional discounts and sales opportunities for their customers during the tax holiday.The purpose of the sales tax holiday is to provide famil ...[read more]

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