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I&E Club meeting focuses on business arrangements
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Entrepreneurs have many decisions to make when starting or expanding their business and exploring new business arrangements. What are the typical concerns to think about?  Which is the best business structure, e.g., sole proprietorship, C-corporation, S-corporation, nonprofit corporation, limited liability company, or partnership?  Which one secures your personal assets and provides additional benefits to your business?  What are the typical considerations for the relationships that will enable you to take a new product into the market and/or expand your business?  How do you decide whether to take on equity investors or not?

At the next Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club meeting Anne Hlavacka will speak  about “Why the Dance–and Working through the Relationship Details–Really Does Matter.”

Plan to attend at the Food Enterprise Center, 1201 North Main St. in Viroqua on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Networking starts at 5:30, the program begins at 6 p.m. Bring your questions as there will be plenty of time for discussion.

Hlavacka is the Director of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-La Crosse.  Prior to taking that position in June 2010, she practiced law for over 20 years with a large corporate law firm headquartered in Milwaukee.  She is a frequent guest panelist/presenter at various entrepreneurial and economic development programs.  She can be reached at 785-782 or

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-La Crosse is part of a statewide network that works in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the University of Wisconsin-Extension to support the development of small businesses.

The I&E club is organized jointly by the Crawford County Economic Development Corporation, Vernon Economic Development Association and Viroqua Chamber Main Street.

The meetings are free and no reservations are required.

For more information, contact David Connolly at or 326-0234, Sue Noble at or 638-8332, or Nora Roughen-Schmidt at or 637-2575.