Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Leverage the RCEBD to Explore, Focus & Navigate Your Business Concepts and Growth Opportunities
The Rock County Entrepreneurial Business Development (RCEBD) program is part of a growing regional and statewide small businesses and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Through collaborative, value-added partnerships, RCEBD provides opportunities to develop customized, business specific assistance for emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout Rock County, WI.
For starters, we help evaluate your business concepts, sales and marketing needs. In addition, we dive into your operations requirements – addressing your current as well as future organizational priorities – such as dealing with COVID-19.
Our goal is to assist you in developing a sustainable business through customized coaching, mentoring, technical assistance and connecting you to the resources you need to be successful. Speaking of connections and technical assistance, entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits have access to free business planning software (and Chromebooks too) through the Arrowhead Library System! These Chrome Kits can be used onsite and offsite too.
2. In-Take & Entry Level Review – During this one-on-one exchange, your current and/or proposed business concept(s), product/service and related ideas will be discussed. Next, a formal GrowthWheel® Assessment will be generated to provide a visual, analytic road map.
3. Strategy Development & Connections – Per your GrowthWheel® Assessment, key opportunities and challenges; resource and technical assistance identification; and implementation steps will be outlined and prioritized.
4. Coaching & Mentoring – Periodic reviews and status updates will be scheduled to ensure that milestone progress is occurring. When/where appropriate, strategic pivots and additional resource recommendations will be identified and evaluated.