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PPP Application 2021 Preparation

PPP Application 2021 Preparation

The following is from PKC 3 LLC, an Onalaska-based accounting firm with credit to the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants). Learn more about them:One More ResourceFrom Sheri Miller, Owner, PKC 3 LLC As you may or may not know the stimulus bill...

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Marketing Your Business During COVID

Marketing Your Business During COVID

Marketing During COVID As the world changed around us, so must our marketing. Where people are, what they are concerned about. When they engage.  This means what we send, how long it is, and when we send it must as well.  What We Know Now  GONE: social media posts are...

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LATEST NEWS

Business Spotlight: Orange Thumb

Business Spotlight: Orange Thumb

Orange ThumbMeet Sarah Cox, owner of Orange Thumb in West Salem who shares space with co-female owner of a floral business called Stems. Cox carries products made by local companies in addition to her clothing selections.

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BUSINESS NEWS

Business Spotlight: Donna Elsen’s Paper Love

Business Spotlight: Donna Elsen’s Paper Love

Paper LoveMeet Donna Elsen, one of the scrapiest people around as she creates paper dolls and cards, sold inside the Orange Thumb in West Salem. She is one of several local vendors inside the store.

Businesses Launch Get On Living Safely in Greater La Crosse

Businesses Launch Get On Living Safely in Greater La Crosse

Get on Living StrongerMore than 60 businesses contributed to this campaign led by the North La Crosse Business Association to remind people that they need to get on living safely to help our small, local businesses keep...

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Katey Fortun

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Katey Fortun

Katey FortunKatey Fortun is out to change the world. Watch this energetic entrepreneur tell us how to embrace our different-abilities through her multimedia platforms as she strives to take her message global.

Marketing Trends

Marketing Trends

Trends Email engagement is increasing More people are opening emails than ever before. In prior years, email was 17% of the sales.  E-Commerce is Growing Campaign Monitor is seeing 10 years of growth in the past three months.  Consumers are willing to try new things,...

Government

La Crosse Street Construction

La Crosse Street Construction

La Crosse Street ReconstructionLa Crosse Street is going to be rebuilt in Spring of 2022. Same width, but improving safety. See what’s planned. Comment quickly.

IRS Publishes Business Interest Deduction Changes

IRS Publishes Business Interest Deduction Changes

A heads-up that the IRS is changing limitations on the business interest expense expense deduction. The change is part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in December 2017 and the first COVID Act enacted in March 2020....

IRS Offers Tax Checklist to Newly Married

IRS Offers Tax Checklist to Newly Married

Marriage changes a lot of things and taxes are on that list. Saying “I do” can affect your tax situation. Here’s a checklist of items for newly married couples to review. Name and address changes Name When a name changes...

Three Steps to Your PPP Forgiveness

Three Steps to Your PPP Forgiveness

HURRY! EXPIRES OCTOBER 18Work with your lender. Applications opened months ago for this program, which was designed to keep employees getting paid by you vs, going on unemployment when the pandemic closed businesses in mid-March. Congress approved up to $659 billion...

WEIGH-IN: La Crosse Street Construction

WEIGH-IN: La Crosse Street Construction

ENGAGE: The DOT is seeking Your Input La Crosse Street (aka Hwy. 16) Redo to Add Center Lane, Pedestrian Crossings, Bike Lane in 2022 The DOT's goals for the project are to reduce crashes and to improve the quality of the...

COMMUNITY

Nonprofits Hurting Due to Local Businesses Hurting

Nonprofits Hurting Due to Local Businesses Hurting

Impact of Businesses Hurting on NonprofitsHear from local business owners and Jake Erickson at the Boys & Girls Club how it's important to keep supporting locally-owned businesses during the COVID pandemic.

Businesses Launch Get On Living Safely in Greater La Crosse

Businesses Launch Get On Living Safely in Greater La Crosse

Get on Living StrongerMore than 60 businesses contributed to this campaign led by the North La Crosse Business Association to remind people that they need to get on living safely to help our small, local businesses keep...

La Crosse Street Construction

La Crosse Street Construction

La Crosse Street ReconstructionLa Crosse Street is going to be rebuilt in Spring of 2022. Same width, but improving safety. See what’s planned. Comment quickly.

Income Changed? Change Your Tax Withholding

Income Changed? Change Your Tax Withholding

The IRS is encouraging people to review their tax witholding ASAP COVID has changed many of our income levels. The IRS has a withholding estimator that can help you determine if you need to resubmit the W-4, a form that impacts what level of...

RESOURCES

Coulee Region Business Owners/Key Deciders

Coulee Region Business Owners/Key Deciders

Facebook Group This group unites people working *on* their business that is located in the Coulee Region. Join if you are the owner or control operations, sales/marketing, finance. This group recognizes the need to connect local businesses to each other and resources....

Coulee Region Mom’s

Coulee Region Mom’s

Very Active Facebook Group A safe space for all Coulee Region moms to connect, meet, share advice and wisdom, chat, learn, and get support.