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Small Business Advising Offered in Pierce County

NOV. 18, 2004--Free individual business advising sessions will be held at the Pierce County Extension Office in Ellsworth, Wis., on Dec. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sponsored by the PCEO and the Small Business Development Center at UW-River Falls, the sessions will offer specialized assistance to small business managers as well as to those interested in starting new businesses. Individual appointments, approximately 75 minutes in length, will be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. To register, call the SBDC at 715/425-0620 by Dec. 15.

The sessions are designed for anyone who would like to discuss plans for starting or expanding a business or who has problems in any area of business management.

More than 300 managers of prospective and existing small business firms have been served in the area since the start of the business advising program. These represent a wide variety of manufacturing, retailing and service companies, as well as individuals wishing to start new businesses.

The SBDC also offers a variety of business classes at UW-River Falls. For full course descriptions, visit its Web site at


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