"The Center for Business Solutions helped us optimize our performance management system. They assisted in identifying and addressing the root causes of the problem, and provided training designed specifically for our needs. As a result, employees and supervisors are more engaged in the performance evaluation process."
Melissa Kosse, HR Officer, First National Bank of River Falls
"The amount of information and business training packed into the SBDC training is invaluable to start a small business."
Brenda Peterson | Golden Spur Vineyard
"SBDC professor Chuck Tomkovick was full of energy and presented great ideas I can use right away."
"SBDC instructor Jim Mattson is never intimidating with his knowledge, always patient and reassuring. He has been an excellent teacher and willing to let us try our wings while providing a safety net for answering our questions and repairing our mistakes."
Ruth Rosenow | Chippewa Falls
"The information provided by the various business professionals in the ETP has helped me to set up my business and will continue to help me as I expand it!"
Mark Passi | Chippewavalleycoupons.com
"The ETP gave me the confidence to know what I needed to do, to walk through the steps slowly to do something bigger."
Becki Spina | Becki's Mediterranean Salsa
"Ingrid works with students to make sure accounting concepts are clear and easy to understand. She takes the time to listen and changes her teaching approach to meet each individual student's needs. Classes are challenging, interactive and fun, highly recommended."
Heidi Thoe | Larson Allen LLP
"I learned so much, and had such a great time that I just had to ask my boss to attend the next two sessions right away!"
Supervisory Management Certificate Program attendee
"The Center for Business Solutions is responsive to the needs of our workforce. The coaching and directions provided match our needs, supplement our training programs well, and fill niches our internal staff are not prepared to provide. The employees at the Center are good to work with, and trainees get value and motivation to do something with what they learn."
Rachel Risberg | Executive Vice President - Operations | Eau Claire, WI
"I see a real difference in our managers who have earned their Supervisory Management Certificate. They retain what they've learned, put it to use every day, and are much more confident and effective."
HR Manager | Eau Claire, WI
"Thanks to the counseling services of the SBDC, I was able to surprise our banker with a well constructed business plan that got us the funding we needed to start our business."
Jeff Mares | Infinitea Tea House | Eau Claire, WI