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Wisconsin entrepreneurs invited to the White House

WASHINGTON – Wisconsin entrepreneurs came to the White House for the Midwest Small Business Summit. It’s part of an election year effort by the Biden administration to publicize their economic programs and policies.

Ashley Storck, of Madison, owns a digital marketing company that supports organizations and businesses in Wisconsin. She was excited to hear about the government’s efforts to help businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

“And also to hear not only how they can support us through access to capital, but also how they can create initiatives and resources to help us grow our revenues so that we don’t take on debt, but rather help us grow from a revenue perspective,” said Storck, the president and founder of Marketini Media.

Corrine Hendrickson is a family child care provider in New Glarus, south of Madison. She said she helps the workforce by caring for children so their parents can go to work. Hendrickson said her salary went from $8 to $12 during the pandemic, thanks to funding from the American Rescue Plan.

“Some of the things we can work on is making sure that there is still that source of funding so that parents are not priced out of child care, and we as educators and child care workers are not subsidizing that on our backs,” said Hendrickson, the owner from Corinne’s Little Explorers.

This week, the Biden administration announced it will expand access to capital for small and medium-sized businesses so they can complete clean energy projects such as adding solar power.

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