Entrepreneurship

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There are many people looking for solutions to complicated social problems. And while people may have ideas, they don't always have the business acumen needed to get started.

"There's a lot of people that have great ideas and want to get them off of the ground, but there is a little bit of a gap in the initial support at the early stage. And that's where we want to focus so that we can help accelerate and scale these organizations to provide broader impact to the community," Marquette social innovation coordinator Kelsey Otero says.

Mitch Teich

Angelic Bakehouse President and CEO Jenny Marino didn't come to her profession with a long background in food.  But her learning curve has taken off impressively - along with the size of her customer base.

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How important are small businesses to the state's economy?

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We hear a lot about the effort to lure entrepreneurs to the Milwaukee area – and the challenges that effort faces.

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Organizers hope The Commons, a new seed accelerator project, will spark more collaboration between the business community and higher education institutions in the Milwaukee region.

A new group hopes to spur startup businesses in Wisconsin - with an influx of money.

Milwaukee leaders plan to engage in an exercise to spur entrepreneurship. Dozens of people packed into a room at the new UWM School of Public Health Thursday, to hear about the plan. Milwaukee would be the first city in the U.S. to test the initiative.