Center launches new businesses in the New North
More than 275 to be exact. From Open Road Harley to Action Painting Services to Appleton Solar, the Venture Center has launched more than 275 businesses in the Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) and New North region thanks to the entrepreneur and small business education and training services, coaching and networking. If you haven’t seen our entrepreneur map, check out the businesses that have accessed our services. One of our fall 2005 E-Seed grads, Sue Leonard, says keeping connected to the FVTC Venture Center helps her even today. A graduate of the E-Seed entrepreneurship and small business training series, Sue owns Leonards Designs in Hortonville. She credits E-Seed with helping her to identify her target customer—sounds simple, but that one decision helped guide many of her marketing and product decisions. Gene Dorn started D&D landscaping in 1970 because as a farm boy, he liked the outdoors. But almost 35 years later, he took the Pro-Seed Powered by E-myth series because he wanted to learn how to delegate more and improve his business systems. Through one on one coaching sessions, Dorn was able to create manageable systems for his business and get his employees directly involved. “There are a lot of businesses who try to do this themselves,” Dorn said, “but Pro-Seed helps you create the systems you need so you can leave your business and know it’s going to run without you.” From the idea stage through growth and transition of an enterprise the FVTC Venture Center is dedicated to assisting people pursue their passion in order to create a healthy diversified economy. Congratulations to Sue and Gene for the success you have in your small businesses! The FVTC Venture Center is thrilled that you are a part of our network.