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Feb. 9. 2004

UW-RF Offers Small Business Session in Ellsworth

Individual counseling conferences will be held in Ellsworth on Monday, Feb. 23, offering specialized assistance to small business managers as well as to those interested in starting new businesses.

The Pierce County UW-Extension Office is arranging the conferences with the business specialist representing the Small Business Development Center Office at UW-River Falls. Anyone who would like to discuss plans for starting or expanding a business or who has problems in any area of business management will be able to take advantage of the Center's professional counsel.

The individual appointments, approximately 75 minutes in length, will be scheduled from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. at the Pierce County Office Building in Ellsworth. To register for a Business Counseling Session, please contact the Small Business Development Center at 715/425-0620 by Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Since the start of this business counseling service, over 300 managers of prospective and existing small business firms have been served in Pierce County. These represent a wide variety of manufacturing, retailing and service companies, as well as many people wishing to start new businesses.

The Small Business Development Center also offers a variety of business classes at UW-River Falls. For full course descriptions, visit their Web site at


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