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Below is a listing of the other sites that are related to the Cottage Grove community. Please visit these sites for additional information about the community organizations, businesses, and activities. Also please visit the Local Businesses section of this site to find out more about the local businesses and organizations that are in the Cottage Grove community.

Business Growth or Expansion Assistance
Business Development Assistance Center
Provides assistance for small business and first-time entrepreneurs. Aids businesses with resources, financing alternatives and government regulations.
http://commerce.state.wi.us/MT/MT-FAX-0903.html
Business Procurement Assistance Center (BPAC)
Provides free technical assistance to Wisconsin businesses interested in selling their products and services to branches of government – federal, state and local.
http://www.madison.tec.wi.us/bpac/home.htm
Customized Labor Training Program (CLT)
Help for businesses investing in new technologies or manufacturing processes. For businesses either expanding or locating a business in Wisconsin.
http://commerce.state.wi.us/MT/MT-FAX-0802.html
Creating a Limited Liability Company (LLC)
A simple form for creating a limited liability company in the state of Wisconsin on the net.
http://wdfi.org/corporations/quickstart/llc/intropage.asp
Loan Programs
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority Reduced rate loans for purchase or improvement of buildings, equipment or land. Small Business Administration Loans Loans thru your local bank using SBA 7A and Low Doc Programs for fixed asset and working capitol loans. Micro Loan Programs Impact Seven, Inc. – Dane county and Statewide. Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation – Statewide.
http://wwbic.com
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Offices
From here click on ‘find score’ to get the Madison Chapter. Offers free and confidential business counseling to small business owners given by retired executives. Also offers e-mail response to business questions.
http://www.score.org/
Small Business Procurement Assistance Center
Services include government market research, electronic bid matching and bid preparation assistance.
VendorNet System
Information on certified work centers, minority business enterprises, recycling and affirmative action programs. Information for vendors who wish to provide goods and services to the state, state agencies and municipalities.
http://vendornet.state.wi.us/vendornet/
Wisconsin Department of Commerce
Free Legal Counseling: Up to two hours of counseling from a business lawyer for small and emerging businesses.
http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/MT/MT-FAX-0927.html/
Wisconsin Department of Transportation (Disadvantaged Business Program)
Certification for road contracts with the state of Wisconsin.
http://www.dot.state.wi.us/dtid/odbe/dbe.html
Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (UW Whitewater)
Offers commercial feasibility evaluations for inventors
http://academics.uww.edu/BUSINESS/innovate/innovate.htm
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center
Here you can get one-to-one counseling. Workshops and programs to assist a business in
http://www1.uwex.edu/sbdc/
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