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MARKETPLACE conference logs another record-setting year

Dr. Eve Hall, president and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League, accepts the Community Economic Development Award for Minority Business Development at MARKETPLACE 2017. MARKETPLACE, the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development, continues to grow with each passing year. The 2017 conference, held at Potawatomi Hotel and Conference Center on December 13 and

2019-02-05T15:17:37-06:00December 15, 2017|Uncategorized|

Small Business Academy offers wisdom for new business owners

Small business panel speakers, from left to right: I Lan Hang, Keana Spencer and Ebony Ssali Successfully starting a business would be difficult, if not impossible, without drawing from the wisdom of business owners who have done the same thing. For the past four years, the Small Business Academy has provided a structured

2018-06-26T12:40:28-05:00December 13, 2017|Uncategorized|

Business Owners Share Insights Learned from Experience

Noticing an unmet need, identifying a personal passion, following a family tradition—many different paths can lead to starting a business. Each new business is unique, and three business owners were invited to share their individual stories as part of MARKETPLACE 2016, the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development. The stories were shared during the Governor’s

2018-06-26T12:35:16-05:00December 15, 2016|Uncategorized|

New Food Truck’s Story Highlights Challenges, Rewards of Starting a Business

When Jeremy Taylor was laid off in late 2015 from his job as a loan adjuster for Wells Fargo, he saw it as an opportunity to pursue a long-held dream. While studying finance in college at UW-Milwaukee, he'd been intrigued by the entrepreneurship courses he'd taken and the experience of writing a business plan. From that time on, “it was in my blood,” he said. During his time in the corporate world, he built up savings with the idea of starting a business one day. When the layoff notice came, he knew the moment had arrived. Read More

2018-06-26T12:35:42-05:00December 13, 2016|Uncategorized|