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Celebrating small businesses that have persevered through the pandemic

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Congrats again to Wisconsin’s ‘State Stars’

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How restaurants can take control amid renewed uncertainty

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Ringing in the New Year and the New Administration

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable holiday season and that you and yours are healthy and safe during these trying times.

Website is one-stop shop for COVID-19 small business relief

When you’re in the middle of a crisis, whether it’s at the onset or months later, a one-stop shop for resources is so important — to save time and to find some measure of control amid the uncontrollable.

Goodbye 2020, We Won’t Miss You!

Many business owners I have spoken with recently have expressed how 2020 seems to be passing by rather quickly and, honestly, the sooner the better.

Yes, Selling to Canada IS an Export

When asking an experienced exporter how many countries they export to, the response is sometimes: “Including Canada?”  Companies may overlook Canada as an export market as it is often included in the “North American” sales division which would be responsible for the US, Canada and, at times, Mexico.

No, Selling to Oregon is NOT an Export

After returning to Wisconsin in 2015 to work in export development at the Milwaukee 7, I was surprised how often I heard companies say they were exporting “outside of the region” to, for example, Washington state.

EAR – Talking Baseball? Nope! Talking (E)xport (A)dministration (R)egulations

By Aleda Bourassa, CGBP Baseball has a rule book, and so does exporting.

PPP: Simplified forgiveness for the smallest loans

The Wisconsin District of the Small Business Administration sent a helpful newsletter breaking down the Five Things to Know about Paycheck Protection Loan Forgiveness.

Main Street Marketplace — A very 2020 ‘shop local’ solution

It is critical for your business to be accessible to customers in a safe and convenient way. That is where Main Street Marketplace comes in.