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June 11, 2004


Small Business Advising Offered June 24

Free small business advice is available for entrepreneurs and existing businesses on Thursday, June 24, in Ellsworth through the Pierce County UW-Extension Office and the Small Business Development Center at UW-River Falls.

Business advisors will offer specialized assistance to small business managers as well as to individuals interested in starting new businesses. The session is suitable for anyone who would like to discuss plans for starting or expanding a business or who has problems in any area of business management.

Individual appointments, approximately 75 minutes in length, will be scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pierce County Extension Office in Ellsworth. To register, please contact the UW-River Falls Small Business Development Center at 715/425-0620 by Wednesday, June 23.

More than 300 managers of prospective and existing small business firms have been served in Pierce, Polk and St. Croix counties through the SBDC. Participants represent a variety of manufacturing, retailing and service companies, as well as many entrepreneurs wishing to start new businesses.

The SBDC also offers a variety of business classes at UW-River Falls. For course descriptions, visit its Web site at www.uwrf.edu/outreach/sbdc or call 715-425-0620 for more information.

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