Rural Business Development

We work with start-ups and existing businesses to offer assistance and training in all aspects of business, including business plan development, marketing, management and finance options. If you're thinking of starting, improving or expanding a business, feel free to reach out to schedule your FREE business counseling session. We serve individuals in Buffalo, Jackson, Trempealeau, and Eau Claire counties.

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715.836.7511 (ext. 1174)

Special efforts are made to assist economically and socially disadvantaged individuals through low or no-cost classes, events and business counseling. We've helped more than 500 clients start businesses in Western Wisconsin, resulting in more than 1,000 full-time and part-time jobs. Our clients include men, women, teenagers, minority populations, military veterans, disabled individuals and low-income families.

Success Stories


FFATS Brewing Company
"We obtained help from Western Dairyland in both writing up a business plan and with worksheets that showed the profitability potential of the business. With those in hand, we were able to secure a loan through the Union Bank of Blair with 10% down."

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Our Business Development Specialists helped Kent with his business plan and addressed key issues, such as where to advertise and how much to charge for specific services. Nelson appreciates the one-on-one time spent with us and says that our advice was extremely helpful.

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Big River Tile & Stone
Michael Kauten worked with our staff who helped him focus and take the business to the next level. Good planning, plus Michael Kauten's versatility, his willingness to try something new and his contacts and knowledge of the area (he and his family have lived in Alma since 2000) have made Big River Tile & Stone a success in a year, when many would have hesitated start a business.

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Get Started

Ready to take the next step?
Sign up for our FREE business counseling service and we'll connect you with one of our business development specialists to discuss moving your specific business idea into reality. Our business development specialists are trained to provide technical assistance in all stages of business start-up and expansion.

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