Tag: SBA

Success Story: Earth Rider Brewery

     “April Nelson and the team at WBD did an outstanding job helping us navigate SBA program requirements. The development of Earth Rider Brewery included many public and private partnerships, which added a layer of complexity. Their efforts were thorough and timely, and we appreciate their help to bring the first packaging brewery to Superior, WI in 50 years.”      –…

Success Story: Copper State Brewing Co.

“Bill and I first had a successful experience using WBD’s services for Copper Rock Coffee to obtain our Downtown Appleton building.  This positive encounter led us to think of WBD when considering funding for a second business opportunity, Copper State Brewing Company.  Together with our bank, WBD’s knowledgeable, organized, and friendly staff helped us navigate and fund our unique situation.…

SKYCOAT Honored as St. Croix EDC 2017 Small Business of the Year!

St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has honored WBD client SKYCOAT LLC and its founder Patrick Traynor as its Small Business of the Year for 2017! From the story at mygatewaynews.com: HUDSON, WI – On February 22, 2018, St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) honored its 2017 business of the year winners at Kilkarney Hills in River Falls, Wisconsin. The…

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon in Milwaukee Today

The view from Milwaukee today, where WBD is joining the SBA Office of Advocacy and SBA Administrator Linda McMahon to listen to local business owners discuss regulatory issues that are barriers to small business. The SBA is working to identify regulations to cut in response to the Executive order that calls for cutting two rules for every new one that…

Registration for the 29th Annual Wisconsin Lenders Conference is open!

Make plans now to attend the May 10-11, 2018, event at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. The conference will provide educational information and updates for commercial lenders through presentations from SBA, RMA, Regulatory Agencies, and more! Attend the annual conference for bank presidents, CEOs, Board and Chamber Directors, CPAs, Commercial Lenders, Credit Analysts, Tellers, Collection Managers, Financial and Economic…

Dynamic Recycling Founders Honored as WI’s Top Small Business People of 2018

  Congratulations to WBD client Dynamic Recycling, whose founders Curt Greeno and Miles Harter have been selected as Wisconsin’s top small business people of 2018 by the U.S. Small Business Administration! From the La Crosse Tribune: The founders of Onalaska’s Dynamic Recycling have been selected as Wisconsin’s top small business people of 2018 by the U.S. Small Business Administration.  …

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Happy Halloween from WBD

Happy Halloween from the WBD team! If you are ready to grow your business, to own your fixed assets, or to upgrade your equipment, then we have a treat for you. It’s called the SBA 504 Loan, and along every step of the process, we are happy to lend a hand.

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Lance Talk: Goal-based Marketing in the CDC World

Lance Walter, VP of Strategic Communications at WBD Inc., leads a breakout session on goal-based marketing at the 2017 NADCO: National Association of Development Companies Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Lance geared his marketing talk towards other Certified Development Companies (CDCs)—nonprofit organizations that are certified and regulated by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide 504 Loan financing to small businesses. Heather…

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How Do We C.R.E.A.T.E. Our Core Values?

A mission-based organization, WBD focuses on small business growth and development. Internally, we have a mission also—our core values. Firms create core values to answer many questions: What image do you want to convey? What are your underlying philosophies? How personal values factor into the company? How do core values align with the mission statement? In response to types of…

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