Resources To Help You Get Where You Are Going


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Beacon Business Group
Steve Boylan, Founder
759 N. Milwaukee Street #512
Milwaukee, WI  53202
P: 414 988 6022
F: 414 433 1861

BEACON Business Group’s goal is to help clients get the best value for their Wisconsin or Illinois business when it’s time to sell. They work to develop and implement a strategy that provides the greatest financial benefit and the smoothest transaction possible. They offer a BEACON Value Builder survey that allows you to get a real-time practical analysis of your company’s market value to determine if your business is ready for sale.

BLP—Business Lending Partners
Karmin Garstecki, Loan Officer

This U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified Development Company (CDC) specialized in processing and service SDA 504 loans throughout the State of Wisconsin. BLP is headquartered in Southeast Wisconsin and has been certified since 1985. As a division of the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC), BLP has knowledge and access to local, State and Federal parnters to successfully assist you in completing your project.

MalamaDoe A Coworking Community for Women
Sheila Long, Founder
4465 North Oakland Avenue
Suite 201
Shorewood, WI 53211

Everything MalamaDoe does revolves around making this world a better place by helping women use their talents to be the best they can be. They believe women who are  empowered by one another and role models build community, help society, and flourish. They showcase great female role models building community one woman at a time.  They help women take supported and calculated risks to develop their talents personally and professionally. They inspire women to get connected professionally by branding themselves, marketing their talents, and promoting themselves and others. They cater to women with their own businesses who are taking supported and calculated risks by aiming high and looking for growth – all in areas that showcase their talents.

Professional Dimensions—Women Who Inspire
Kate Venne, Recruitment Chair

This professional women’s networking group has grown to more than 350 members, throughout southeastern Wisconsin. These women represent a variety of professions – including executives, scientists, entrepreneurs, creators, artists, educators, accountants, and attorneys – from different ethnic, generational, and cultural backgrounds. Membership is by invitation and focuses on "women who inspire” through their personal and professional experience and talents. Potential members must be engaged in professional work, whether or not for compensation, and must demonstrate an interest in professional growth. Community involvement is looked upon favorably.

She Reads—A Business Book Club for Women
Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of every other month
3:30-5:00 pm
Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place
Milaukee, WI 53211

Empowering women to learn about business topics through a collective and diverse group of supportive, forward thinking professionals. She Reads provides accountability for personal growth, comradery and a safe place for sharing business concepts and ideas. Membership is required to particpate in book discussions.

WWBIC—Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
1533 N. Rivercenter Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone (414) 263-5450
Fax (414) 263-5456

The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation starts with your dream. A dream of owning a business… or growing a business… or creating jobs for yourself and others. They add their expertise in business planning, financing, and accessing resources that will assist you in making that dream a reality. As a statewide organization, WWBIC works with both women and men by offering relevant business classes, business loans up to $250,000, assistance with your personal financial management, and connections to people who can make things happen.