Starting Your Business Plan - Small Business Workshop
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Starting Your Business Plan - Small Business Workshop

Do you have a skill or a dream you MIGHT be able to turn into a business? Do you need guidance on where to start? This workshop is an introduction to the first steps + fundamentals of creating your own business plan.

Take the intimidation out of starting, and learn from Latitude 44 Yoga Studio owner, Amy Erickson, about how you can approach the basics of planning your business. No experience or special knowledge needed. 

$10 suggested donation | In partnership with Latitude 44’s Karma Project

*100% of workshop cost designated to the Red Letter Grant.

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HER Happy Hour
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

HER Happy Hour

Join us for the April 2019 HER Happy Hour - a monthly meet-up for women in business to connect + collaborate at the least stuffy networking event out there. No commitment or obligation to attend - just come as you are.

This month our host venue is Menomonie staple, The Duke & Dagger, where Sifia Jevne and Andrew Mercil have teamed up to bring a unique british pub + eatery to our corner of the Midwest. Join us for craft brews and bevs, and stay for their British inspired dinner menu.

*all gender identities welcome!

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HER Happy Hour
May
22
6:30 PM18:30

HER Happy Hour

Join us for the May 2019 HER Happy Hour - a monthly meet-up for women in business to connect + collaborate at the least stuffy networking event out there. No commitment or obligation to attend - just come as you are.

Hosted this month at Dive in downtown Eau Claire. Choose from a menu artfully crafted cocktails or select beer or sampling of our wines while meeting, engaging, + collaborating with women of the Chippewa Valley.

*all gender identities welcome!

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Finance + Tax - Small Business Workshop
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Finance + Tax - Small Business Workshop

Tax season is here, and  money is on our mind. This is a perfect opportunity for new + aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs to learn more of the nitty gritty of financing your first venture and sailing through tax season. RCU small business lender, Karlee Wallin and Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor co-owner, Kayla Midthun will give a run-down on developing a budget, tax planning, costs of hiring employees + favorite apps. Walk away with tangible planning documents to goal set and get your financial planning in order.

Cost | $20

*100% of workshop cost designated to the Red Letter Grant.

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Red Letter Tasting
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Red Letter Tasting

An annual celebration supporting the Red Letter Grant’s programs throughout Western Wisconsin to assist us in awarding start-up capital, leading small business workshops, and hosting networking events to engage + connect women. 

Your ticket includes tastes of craft cocktails + wine. The Coffee Grounds team are true small plate connoisseurs - nosh on signature plates they're prepared especially for the evening. 

Get in on the silent auction action with packages from our friends at: The Informalist, SHIFT, Latitude 44 Yoga Studio, Red’s Mercantile, Token Jewelry, and more

cost | $17 - pre-purchase tickets available soon at www.thecoffeegrounds.com/events-2/

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Working Women, Working Mothers
Jan
23
7:30 PM19:30

Working Women, Working Mothers

A partnership between SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar, Dotters Books and Red Letter Grant - Working Women, Working Moms aims to highlight mothers that have demonstrated an array of community contributions, both through their work and extracurriculars. These quarterly meet-ups will highlight two or more women as they share their experiences with the audience.

January featured speakers:

Catherine Emmanuelle -,UW Extension, Area Director
Eau Claire City Council Member
Mother of three - ages 2, 14 and 18

Karlee Wallin - Royal Credit Union, Small Business Lender
Red Letter Grant Judging Panelist
Mother of two - ages 3 and 7

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Financial Planning | for your Health, Future + the Unexpected
Nov
5
11:30 AM11:30

Financial Planning | for your Health, Future + the Unexpected

Join us for a lunch + learn presented by Royal Credit Union + the Red Letter Grant as a part of Startup Wisconsin Week.

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It's easy to overlook planning for the unexpected when you're opening your own business. What if you need to take an extended medical leave? How do you navigate the healthcare exchange when you're self-employed? Learn from a panel of experts including healthcare enrollment counselors, financial planners and small business officers at Royal Credit Union about how to make sure your quality of life isn't jeopardized while pursuing your dreams.

Part I : Healthcare - setting up a health savings account and navigating the healthcare exchange as a small business owner.

Part II : Investing - from passive income growth to planning for maternity leave, medical leave and retirement.

Event is free. Enjoy lunch from Forage EC. Space is limited, must register to attend here:

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HER Happy Hour
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

HER Happy Hour

Join us for the 2nd edition of HER Happy Hour - a monthly meet-up for women in business to connect + collaborate at the least stuffy networking event out there. No commitment or obligation to attend - come and get your cheese curd on. Hosted by Court'n House and women-owned by Whitney + Laura Girolamo

*all gender identities welcome!

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