Confidential coaching is available for ALL Stages of Development:

Launch Stage

Are you thinking about or are you in the planning stages of starting a new business? The ERC can assist you in developing a feasibility analysis that will help you answer the critical question of whether the business is a "go" or "no go." We'll also assist you with marketing, financial and management assessments needed to write a successful business plan.

Grow Stage

Already started your own business? The ERC and NWTC team can help you address a specific challenge or opportunity involving marketing, finance, management, personnel, or other topics. Plus, we can work with you to update or revise your business plan that builds on past success and include plans for new growth opportunities or challenges that your business may face.

Thrive Stage

If you have been in business for many years and are now faced with new challenges or opportunities, we can help. We'll assist your efforts in securing needed financing or developing marketing strategies for new products and services. We'll also use our knowledge of local, regional, and even international resources and partners to find the assistance you need.

New Products & Inventions

Maximize the commercial potential of your new idea, product, or service! Whether it be conducting preliminary patent searches or market research or prototype testing and development of your idea or invention, contact the ERC for assistance.

Contact the Small Business Initiative

For more information, or to schedule a confidential advising appointment, call 920-498-7124 or send an email to