How Ready are Owners for Business Succession and Transition?

Business Succession and Transition (BST) is the process of preparing for and transferring business leadership and ownership. This is a critical issue for baby boomer retirements as 55 plus owners hold approximately 50 percent of businesses in Minnesota and the United States.

This webinar will share findings from a recent survey of small businesses in Minnesota that explored business owner awareness, attitudes, aspirations, and preparedness for transferring their business when the time comes. Join us for a free virtual webinar as we discuss the importance of business succession and transition planning and highlight what community economic development practitioners can do to support small businesses with guest presenters, Michael Darger.

Wednesday, July 31, 2024
12:00-1:00 PM (CST)

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Public Speaking 101 – July 30 and August 6, 2024

Does the thought of speaking to an individual or a group make your knees knock?

Let MCDEVCO’s very own Melanie Xiong raise your confidence in presenting yourself in this two-day workshop. Tuesdays, July 30 and August 6, 2024 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 

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GEARS Certificate of Entrepreneurial Excellence

The certificate culminates in the students’ business plan presentations to our Dolphin Tank – a panel of six local professional business, financial, and municipal leaders. Dolphin Tank panelists provide essential and critical feedback to encourage the entrepreneurs’ growth and confidence.

Program cost is $300. Scholarships available – request at registration.


Juneau County Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club

The Juneau County I&E Club provides virtual training on topics that help an inventor or entrepreneur find success. The monthly events are open to the public and there is no charge to attend. For information on the I&E Club, please feel free to call Tamaya Loewe, Executive Director of the Juneau County Economic Development Corporation, at 608-427-2070 or e-mail her at .
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