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March 12, 2004

Small Business Advising Offered March 25th

Individual advising conferences will be held in Ellsworth on Thursday, March 25, 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 9:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. at the Pierce Extension Office in Ellsworth. To register for a business advising session, please contact the Small Business Development Center at 715/425-0620 by Wednesday, March 24. Since the start of this business advising 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 the SBDC Web site at


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