COVID-19 Resources

Free resources available to Black business owners in the Rock County area:

    • One-on-one free coaching
    • Free website development
    • Free Facebook advertising

Contact Genia Stevens for these free resources:

Update: 10/14/2020


We’re All Innovating Contest celebrates small business creativity amid COVID-19 pandemic

WEDC is sponsoring the We’re All Innovating Contest to recognize and promote the creative ways startups and small businesses are adapting to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The contest aims to provide funding for both new and existing companies that have introduced innovations responding to direct health and economic impacts of COVID-19; launching new innovations, including business models and best practices for operating during COVID-19; and providing access to capital statewide, including rurally located and ethnically diverse entrepreneurs. Deadline to apply is Oct 18th. Click here to read more.


We’re All In Small Business Grants (Second Round)

Applications open Oct. 19 for second round of We’re All In Small Business Grants. WEDC will distribute an additional $50 million to small businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in the second round of We’re All In Small Business Grants, which open for applications Oct. 19. Click here to read more.

Loans and grants available to business owners in Wisconsin:

WWBIC COVID-19 Fast Track Loan Progam

WWBIC COVID-19 Fast Track Line of Credit

Rock County’s COVID-19 Emergency Small Business Loan Fund

The Ethnic Minority Emergency Emergency Grant

Additional COVID-19 Resources

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Rock County Jumpstart

Our Partners

BlackHawk Technical College Madison Black Chamber of Commerce Madison College Center for Enrtrepreneurship WWBIC

Rock County Jumpstart is a fiscally sponsored project of
Center for Community Stewardship (C4CS), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Rock County Jumpstart
6004 S County Road G
Janesville, WI 53547 - 5009