Al Duessler is Business Plan Contest Winner
The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), in association with the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay, announced today that Al Duessler is the winner of the $1,200 cash award for the best business plan originating from the 15th annual Door County Entrepreneurial Training Program course conducted earlier this year.
Al Duessler and his future business partner Bryan Kuehn are currently employed at a property management company in Door County that specializes in accounting and property management for residential condominium associations. Al’s plan involved evaluating and identifying the current market conditions and operational efficiencies to provide a strategy to eventually purchase and grow the business where they are employed. Al wrote that the mission of their management firm is to provide industry leading systematic management approaches to operate condominium associations in a professional and stress-free manner, calling itself “the aspirin for operational headaches.” Al Duessler has been managing commercial properties and condominium associations in Door County since 2004. He also has several years of experience managing a corporate hotel in Sturgeon Bay.
Al Duessler was among the nineteen students representing fourteen start-up or existing local businesses in the class sponsored by DCEDC and the SBDC. The eight-week course covered such topics as Research, Marketing, Organizational Matters, Financial Planning and Projections and Managing Growth, and culminated with each of the participants writing a comprehensive business plan. This was the fifteenth year DCEDC and SBDC have co-sponsored and offered the Entrepreneurial Training Program course in Door County.
“Al wrote an outstanding plan, focused on increasing operational efficiency and growing their business to the next level” said DCEDC Executive Director Bill Chaudoir. “His plan received some of the highest grades we have ever seen from our judges. All of the people who participated in the class are winners, however. By taking the time to learn the skills of business planning, they have each greatly improved their chances of succeeding in whatever business venture they decide to pursue now or in the future.”
The $1,200 award was generously sponsored by Associated Bank, Bank of Luxemburg, FirstMerit Bank and Nicolet National Bank. The award is to be used for business expenses. The Entrepreneurial Training Program course will again be offered in Door County beginning January 2017. Contact the Door County Economic Development Corporation for information about the class.