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BEST U Partnership. Supporting Entrepreneurs via Collaborative Networks The Wisconsin Business Incubation Association November 4, 2005. Acknowledgements. BEST U is made possible thanks to our collaborative Partners: Menominee County / Menominee Indian Tribe of WI. Menominee Business Center

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Best u partnership

BEST U Partnership

Supporting Entrepreneurs via Collaborative Networks

The Wisconsin Business Incubation Association

November 4, 2005


Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

BEST U is made possible thanks to our collaborative Partners:

  • Menominee County / Menominee Indian Tribe of WI.

  • Menominee Business Center

  • Stockbridge-Munsee Business Development

  • The City of Shawano and Shawano County

  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, (NWTC)

  • UW-Extension of Shawano & Menominee Counties

  • The Small Business Development Center, (SBDC)

  • Shawano County Economic Progress, Inc., (SCEPI)

  • The Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce

  • Shawano Area Business & Economics Education, (SABEE)

  • Cooperative Educational Service Agency #8, (CESA 8)

  • BEST U Resource Partners


Best u who we serve

BEST U – Who We Serve

BEST U supports these specific beneficiary segments:

  • Business start-up prospects.

  • Existing businesses needing resources to expand.

  • Low income households.

  • Dislocated workers.

  • Youth.

  • Farm families.

  • BEST U Resource Partners.


The network the opportunity

The Network & the Opportunity

BEST U developed and works to expand a Resource Network to counsel clients and help them navigate through a planned, preparation and skills development process:

  • Marketing campaigns & workshops have created awareness and trial/use of BEST U resources among Prospects.

  • Prospects are participating in BEST U workshops and educational classes and utilizing other business development resources.

  • Participants in BEST U are being referred, as appropriate based on need, to other services offered by BEST U Resource Partners.


The best u network scope

The BEST U Network - Scope

The BEST U Network has 6 broad resource categories:

  • Local Economic & Community Development orgs.

  • Local, Regional & State Financial/Technical assistance orgs.

  • Business Education Agencies including schools.

  • Private Sector Partners.

  • Local & Tribal government offices providing technical & business support resources.

  • Workforce & Job Development orgs.

    The BEST U Network is currently comprised of nearly 100 Partners with approximately 200 points of individual contact.


Best u objectives

BEST U Objectives

  • Generate awareness and use of BEST U products and services among 250 existing businesses, entrepreneurs and small business start-ups by the end of Year 3.

  • Help 100 businesses develop strategic business plans by the end of Year 3.

  • Support 50 new business start-up and existing business expansions by the end of Year 3.


Best u activities resources

BEST U Activities & Resources

We’ve produced many programs that are being used to build awareness and use of BEST U resources:

  • Table stand brochures carriers.

  • Resource Partner Network & Directory.

  • Ongoing press release & radio campaigns.

  • Promotional flyers, (at MBC, Chamber & other outlets).

  • BEST U “Business Builder” newsletter.

  • “Start Your Own Business” workshop, (spring & fall).

  • NxLevel “Business Plan Basics” classes, (spring & fall).

  • Educational scholarship & “Business Plan Competition” programs.


Best u activities resources cont

BEST U Activities & Resources, (cont.)

We’re developing new programs in 2006 that will enable us to improve services to BEST U clients:

  • Trade show booth & related materials.

  • Expand the Resource Partner network & directory.

  • Planning development for an entrepreneurial development

    lending pool.

  • Promotional & educational “outreach” campaigns.

  • Planning and development of an Incubator facility.


Thanks to best u and the network

Thanks to BEST U and the Network…

  • We’re introducing entrepreneurs to sound research, analysis and business development planning Processes.

  • We’re providing clients with the means to expand existing businesses.

  • We’re helping clients start new businesses.

  • We’re equipping clients with the skills they need to succeed and grow.


Outcomes workshop nxlevel classes

Outcomes: Workshop & NxLevel Classes

  • Counseling sessions to date:48 individual sessions. *

  • Workshop attendance, (3 events): 101 prospects.

  • NxLevel classes, (2 events):30 prospects.

  • Completed business plans:3 plans; 12 in progress.

  • New start ups to date:1 new business.

  • Business expansions to date:3 expansions.

    * From 109 total referrals through SCEPI, the Menominee Business Center, (MBC), Shawano Country Chamber of Commerce, the Green Bay Small Business Development Center, (SBDC) and BEST U Resource Partners.


Summary

Summary

  • BEST U is a regional economic development Partnership.

  • Support job creation & business start ups/expansions.

  • Collaborate & have a greater impact than working alone.

  • Create an environment of Entrepreneurial Support.

  • Create a network of Resource Partners.

  • Outreach campaigns to build awareness of resources.

  • Assist our Partners in their Entrepreneurial support efforts.


The best u partnership

The BEST U Partnership

Supporting Entrepreneurs via Collaborative Networks

The Wisconsin Business Incubation Association

November 4, 2005


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