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CouleeCO is a small business development service offered by Couleecap Inc.

Please be patient with us and our staff capacity as we work to add resource information to this page. In the meantime, contact Aaron Reimler with questions at (608) 797-5746 or aaron.reimler@couleecap.org. For information on housing, food security, home weatherization and other resources, please visit https://www.couleecap.org/. 

Below are various resources designed to aid small businesses during times of closure and diminished operations as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We will continue to update this page as new resources are developed and announced.

La Crosse County

In coordination with Downtown Mainstreet Inc., and other local partners, we're asking La Crosse County Small Businesses to take a survey that will allow us to collect information on changes to your operations, as well as the challenges you're currently facing. This information will be used to help spread awareness to the public, and learn how we can concentrate our efforts to best assist you during this time:

 

Survey link: https://forms.gle/tPUWzY56H3vU7Eve8

 

 

Answers to the survey will be used to cultivate listings on the website linked below. Please use the survey form for accurate information gathering. This survey and website are for all small businesses in the La Crosse community. This is a time for us to work together to support each other. Please fill out the information and share with other businesses:

www.BeLocalLaCrosse.com

Financial resources for Wisconsin small businesses

For updates on WEDC and other small business resources from local, state, and federal agencies:

https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/covid-19-response/

Businesses in rural areas in Vernon, Crawford, Monroe and La Crosse Counties may be eligible for a USDA Revolving Loan Fund through Couleecap Inc. Click here for more info

For information on WEDC’s 20/20 small business program which will provide grants to cover payroll expenses (including paid sick leave, family leave, or other leave related to Covid-19) and rent for up to two months or a maximum of $20,000:

https://wedc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Small-Business-2020.pdf

For information on SBA Disaster Loan Program **NOW AVAILABLE FOR WISCONSIN BUSINESSES:

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/  

During the week of 3/23 to 3/27, the SBA will be holding informational webinars at 10:00PM and 2:00PM for those interested:

https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/476803623078604299?fbclid=IwAR3dSapgiY_XT7cpo0NO86fzge0sN4rktBOJBNJtDh8hgcv0vZNR_i_PyZQ

Kiva is a crowd lending platform that offers zero interest small business loans. They've expanded eligibility in response to COVID-19:

https://www.kiva.org/blog/faqs-kivas-response-to-covid-19

Other useful information

 

La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce with information for small business, as well as for general public health and safety:

https://www.lacrossechamber.com/lacrosse-covid-update/