Business Startup Course
Do you have a business idea? Would you like to start your own business but you’re not sure where to begin? Let us help you.
The Business Startup Course is designed to give you the tools you need to take the next step.
We can help answer your questions or get you headed in the right direction no matter what stage of the planning process you are at. Even if you think you just have a 'crazy idea', this course is for you!
This course is free and is held at the WB Chamber office at 1505 11th St N in Wahpeton. To register email Justin Neppl at email@example.com.
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Back to Business
We will get through this and we will return to business as normal. Planning is key for this to happen and it's time to start thinking about what we need to do to prepare for our doors to reopen. Join us for a discussion on what you can do now to help prepare for back to business post COVID-19.
Virtual Zoom Meeting
To all our business owners and entrepreneurs - when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade! It’s in your DNA. But you just don’t make lemonade; you complete market research to understand consumer preference, test new ideas, and keep forging ahead. You develop different sales channels to sell your lemonade to consumers. You find the most cost-efficient way to make lemonade, without sacrificing the quality of the product. We know it’s not always easy turning lemons into lemonade, especially during times of uncertainty, quickly evolving markets and facing the fear of the unknown.
Join Annie Deckert of Greater Fergus Falls and Justin Neppl with Southern Valley Economic Development Authority, on Thursday, April 23rd, from 7:30am-8:00am, as they host a video call for business owners and entrepreneurs that are making lemonade out of lemons, or looking for inspiration or best practices for making lemonade!
We will hear from local business owner and entrepreneur, Pat Connelly, owner of Dairyland restaurant in Fergus Falls. Join us and learn how Pat has adapted positively to the recent changes and challenges that have impacted his business. Adapting new processes, implementing new systems, and staying positive on the heels of Dairyland’s 65th anniversary. Our call will conclude with a round table discussion where business owners and entrepreneurs on the call can share pain points and best practices with each other.
We are better together, and will get through this together!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 982 0670 1932
GIFT CARD BLITZ!
The flash sale starts at Noon this Friday, April 17th. The cards can be purchased at www.southernvalleystrong.com and the store on the website will remain open until 100 gift cards are sold.
GIFT CARD BLITZ!
The flash sale starts at Noon this Thursday, April 16th. The cards can be purchased at www.southernvalleystrong.com and the store on the website will remain open until 100 gift cards are sold.
Business Call Series
Southern Valley Economic Development Authority - SVEDA1505 11th Street NWahpeton, ND58075 Map
Please register for the Zoom meetings on the below links-
April 6th- zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Ekfu6oqjoshqOrwiGm_lGkF4Ifw0V1rQ
April 8th- zoom.us/meeting/register/tZQvc-qhqjIp517Il5k4zfaE2UWFakSOSw
April 9th- zoom.us/meeting/register/tJElfuqhrDMvksiYyjLU1gMCZGoMFj0-BQ