Grow Your Business

Existing Businesses are the Cornerstone of Our Communities

Local businesses are a critical part of our diverse Marathon County communities. Businesses need to proactively adjust to the changing business, economic and legislative climate of their communities. After all, once you’ve successfully established your business, its potential can be affected by numerous factors — changes in demographics, economic trends, municipal or regulatory issues, growth in regional and global competition, workforce issues, or changes in technology.

Here you will find a collection of articles that keep you abreast of changes, initiatives and opportunities that can help your business thrive, adapt, expand and relocate.

Business Financing

Brownfields are abandoned or under-utilized commercial or industrial...
Don't Let a Spreadsheet Decide Where You Locate Your Business
The extension of its Taxiway F stretched over 10 years and cost $13....

Business Marketing

5 things Dale Carnegie can teach you about social selling.
Researching Businesses to Help Grow Your Local Economy
In today’s challenged economy, customer relationships are critical to...

Business Work Force

5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM
If employees are only provided verbal descriptions of their job and...
Improving Your Employee Experience Through Onboarding

Consumer Trends

Knowing auto insurance rates, average monthly premiums, and rate...
Prices in the Midwest little changed in July and up 3.8 percent over...

Technology

A simple, yet significant way for local businesses to reduce...
The most salient aspect of technology is its power to disrupt. The...
Technology can help increase business efficiency and even expand...