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Business Financing, Planning and Developing New Market Opportunities – Milwaukee, WI

March 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

As a new or established growing small business, you may face many challenges. For your business to succeed, you need to develop and use a toolbox of resources. These sessions will connect you to business development resources from your area and the State of Wisconsin that could fuel your business growth strategy.

This session will be held on the first floor of the Technology Innovation Center, Room 119. Please park in the Visitors parking lot or back lot facing the Crowne Plaza Hotel.


2:30 pm – Exhibitor Setup

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Registration  & Vendor Networking

4:00 – 4:15 pm – Welcome and Introductions

4:15 – 4:30 pm – Local,  State and Federal Marketplace Opportunities & Certification – presented by Benjamin Blanc, Government Contract Specialist, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

4:30 – 4:45 pm – Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources – presented by Shane Mahaffy, Lead Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 

4:45- 5:30 pm – Small Business Development Resources

  • Business Planning – Start-up, Expansion & Succession – presented by Yuli Her, Business Development Specialist, WI- CLANS, and May yer Thao, Executive Director, Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC)
  • Financial Planning – presented by Ger Thao, Executive Director, Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC)
  • Marketing and Social Media – presented by Rob Pero, Perodigm Design Studio 

5:30 – 5:45 pm – Small Business Loan Programs – presented by May yer Thao, Executive Director, Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (HWCC) and Frank Demarest, Jr., Deputy District Director, Wisconsin District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

5:45 – 6:00 pm  – Discussion – Informal networking (scheduling follow-up meetings)


March 27
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Cassie Hutzler
(414) 270-3600

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Technology Innovation Center, Room 121
10437 W Innovation Dr. Room 121
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 United States
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