Archive for the ‘Blog’ Category

23Oct

Preparing to Sell Your Business

Building a business is a lot like raising a child. You become emotionally attached to what you’ve created and nurtured over years of endless investment of yourself and your assets. It can be difficult to envision transferring your business to someone else, just like it can be difficult to imagine your baby all grown up and completely independent of you.

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16Oct

Meet our Intern – Shane

By Portage County Business Council

Give Shane a big welcome! That's right, this fall we have two UW-Stevens Point interns joining us at Portage County Business Council. We were lucky to have Shane join us this September and he will be here until the end of his final semester in December.

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16Oct

Meet our Intern – Thomas

By Portage County Business Council

Give a big welcome to Thomas! That's right, this fall we have two UW-Stevens Point interns joining us at Portage County Business Council. We were lucky to have Thomas start this September and he will be with us until the end of the semester.

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14Oct

‘Experiment in Trivia’ set for Oct. 23-25 with UW-Stevens Point’s 90FM radio station

The world's largest trivia contest will be an “Experiment In Trivia” this year. Hosted by WWSP-90FM, the student-run UW-Stevens Point radio station will offer a new online format Oct. 23-25.

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09Oct

Business Information Related to COVID-19 Positive Cases at Places of Employment

By Portage County Business Council

Portage County Health & Human Services has asked us to share the following message and attachments (click on the attachment titles below in red). You can also view the Portage (continued).

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09Oct

Creative Thinking: Updating Your Beneficiaries

By Portage County Business Council

On an ongoing basis, your estate plan should include creative thinking, including updating your beneficiaries. Over time we can think creatively as to how we want our assets to distribute upon our expiration date. It does not just need to be during significant life changing events such as a marriage, birth, death or divorce but also as our lives transform.   

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28Sep

Market Returns Amidst the Pandemic

As we’ve seen sales increase for many large retailers and a sharp rise in technology demand due to work from home orders and schools moving virtual, profitability of related companies increases and share values rise.  Conversely, when salons, bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues shut down, it is not reflected in the S&P 500.  This is one reason why we’ve seen the stock market recover faster than the economy. 

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16Sep

Guaranteed Income

The earliest and easiest step to retirement planning is opening a retirement account.  No age is too young to begin.  Open the account, pick investments and set your discipline to contribute as much as you can each year. 

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15Sep

Stevens Point Ranks High for Solar-Powered Homes

By Portage County Business Council

Stevens Point has been nationally recognized by LendEDU for having one of the highest percentages of solar-powered homes in Wisconsin and the country. Cities were ranked according to their percentage (continued).

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11Sep

Grow Solar Central Wisconsin Empowers Communities & Strengthens Local Economies

The best way to strengthen our local economies and create local jobs is by keeping our money local. That means shopping locally, eating locally, and yes, generating our energy locally.

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