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Northern Dane Home Endeavors Network
About the Initiative
The Village of Waunakee is pleased to introduce the Northern Dane Home Endeavors Network (NDHEN). NDHEN is an expansion of the former Waunakee Lone Eagles Initiative, engaging professionals whose primary place of business is their home. The program is designed to provide business educational opportunities to those professionals, with guidance and support from experts who are trained in assisting small businesses. Additionally there will be a social component to the program, providing networking opportunities in a relaxed environment.

Upcoming Event: Social Event-BBQ Night at Blowin' Smoke!
  • Thursday, April 14th
  • 4 pm to 6 pm
  • Blowin' Smoke BBQ (1336 Montondon Ave, Waunakee)
  • Come network with other local professionals in an informal setting and enjoy authentic Kansas City style BBQ!

2016 Schedule
  •  JANUARY: Program-Going Into Business
    • Tuesday, January 12th
      8 am to 9:30 am
      State Bank of Cross Plains (610 W. Main Street, Waunakee)
    • Going Into Business - Whether you are already in business or thinking about going into business, this session will help you determine if you have what it takes for successful business development and also introduce you to essentials steps in the process from dream to reality. Topics include effective planning, sources of essential information, steps to success, important rules and regulations, and components of an effective business plan.
    • Seminar Leader: Roger Henson is an active member of SCORE and an effective seminar and workshop leader. He is able to draw on many years as a business manager plus experience with Southwest Consulting Services.
  • FEBRUARY: Social Gathering-Happy Hour at Brix 340
  • MARCH: Program-Finance 101 plus 1on1 Business Mentoring Sessions
    • Thursday, March 10th
      8 am to 9:30 am
      State Bank of Cross Plains (610 W. Main Street, Waunakee)
    • This workshop, sponsored in collaboration with SCORE, will focus on internal financial planning and management.
      Among the issues to be covered are:
      • Setting policies and procedures
      • Monitoring financial data.
      • Inexpensive resources and services to assist you.
      You will want to attend this workshop if you are an independent business person or in a lead role for establishing or supervising financial policies and procedures for a business or organization.

      Bill Ferguson is a CPA and lawyer who has been in private practice for over 30 years giving counsel to small business clients for both profit and not for profit businesses. He has also assisted businesses with financial planning in order to maximize efficiency and minimize risk.
  • APRIL: Social Gathering
  • MAY: Program-Getting to Know Your Chamber
  • JUNE: Social Gathering
  • JULY: Program-Marketing Strategies
  • AUGUST: Social Gathering w/Family Focus
  • OCTOBER: Social Gathering w/Resource Fair
  • NOVEMBER: Program-Evolution / Use of Social Media plus 1on1 Business Mentoring Sessions
  • DECEMBER: Social Gathering

Contact for More Information:
Todd Schmidt
Waunakee Village Administrator / Economic Development Director
Phone: (608) 850-5227


Ben John
Administrative Intern
Phone: (608) 850-2830

This program is coordinated by the Village of Waunakee, with sponsorship and / or participation by SCORE Madison, State Bank of Cross Plains-Waunakee, the Doyenne Group, and the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce.