The Business Assistance Center at Forest County Economic Development Partnership (FCEDP) has prepared a new resource for people seeking to start a new business. Planning Your New Business: a Guide to Getting Started is now available.
“One of our executive committee members, Cara Kulhanek, inspired the idea of creating a guide to answer many of the questions encountered by anyone wading through the many steps to launch a new business,” said FCEDP Executive Director Jim Schuessler.
“We are working toward making FCEDP’s Business Assistance Center a one-stop shop for people seeking to start a business, take over an existing business or for current owners to expand their current business, and this is another step toward that goal,” added FCEDP Treasurer Thad Yeager.
FCEDP will be launching a new revolving loan fund with support provided by CoVantage Credit Union and Laona State Bank. The planning guides will initially be available at any Forest County office for these financial institutions as well as at the FCEDP Business Assistance Center at 116 South Lake Ave., Crandon. An electronic copy of the guide can be found on the FCEDP website, forestcountyWIbusiness.com.
The FCEDP Revolving Loan Fund is intended to help stimulate job creation and asset development in Forest County. The fund will help provide gap financing and accompany financing through local lenders. This fund is expected to become available by the end of the year.