The Development Association of Douglas County announced a partnership with the Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and UW-Extension that offerS Business First Steps workshops.

Two versions of the workshop are available, starting a food production business and a general business workshop. Sessions will be held at the Superior Business Center, in the conference room starting in November with additional sessions in January, March, and May.

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Food Product Business First Steps runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Nov. 12, in the Superior Business Center. The workshop includes a tour of the incubator kitchen.

Enrollment in this workshop is free for individuals considering starting their food production business in the Superior Business Center, USDA-licensed incubator kitchen.

Taught by Arlene Coco Buscombe, an experienced professional chef and developer of commercial packaged food products, participants will also receive the Wisconsin Food Processing Guide produced by UW-Extension.

The Business First Steps workshop for all other business types with instruction by the Small Business Development Center at UWS and UW-Extension runs from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Superior Business Center. This session is free to attend and participants receive a session workbook and guide to starting a small business by the SBA.

For more information or to register, call the Superior Business Center at 715-718-2327 or UW-Extension at 715-395-1363. For organizations interested in hosting a Business First Steps workshop, contact UW-Extension.