Start Strong: Start Your Own Business

A Training for Emerging Entrepreneurs in Vernon County


Got a Great Business Idea?


Learn the fundamentals of starting a business in this four part workshop series organized by the Viroqua Chamber and UW Extension where you will learn to:

*Build your Business Blueprint
*Understand your Business Value Proposition
*Learn Financial Planning Fundamentals
*Develop your Marketing Strategy

Schedule includes SBDC training, business networking, and presentations from local businesses.

Come together with other new entrepreneurs in Vernon County for an in-person workshop that equips you to turn your ideas into a successful local business. Get training from the Small Business Development Center, network with local small business owners, and receive 1:1 business plan consultation from Couleecap.


Workshops are free of charge, and attendees are expected to attend all four trainings.


Dates: January 13, January 27, February 10, February 24
Location: Western Technical College, 220 S Main Street, Viroqua Wisconsin
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30 PM


To register, fill out the form below. Questions can be directed to Hannah Altimus, Vernon County Extension Educator, (608)637-5281 |

How to Start A Business Registration Form
What stage are you in your business starting journey?

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