Events

Continual skill development is integral for successful entrepreneurs on along their journey. Explore all of the the Institute’s events around the state for prospective and current business owners across any industry in any part of Wisconsin.

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Highlights of Social Media and SEO

SBDCFebruary 22, 2024 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Highlights of Social Media and SEO is a one hour webinar for participants to learn the basics of digital marketing strategies. Participants will learn how to enhance their web presence by effectively connecting with prospective customers using a website, social media, and email. A strong...

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Fee: No Cost



Launch Into Leadership

SBDCFebruary 27, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Taking on new supervisory responsibilities is a great opportunity and challenge. Many in supervisory roles have learned either by trial and error or by following what was done by their predecessor. In most cases, this is not a very effective strategy. This course will start you in the right direc...

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Fee: $289.00



Build Your Business Monthly Networking

SBDCFebruary 27, 2024 | 3:00PM | St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center, River Falls

Join us for this in-person networking meeting brought to you by the SBDC designed to help you grow your business through building relationships with other business owners and learning from the experts. This month's meeting features Melissa Meschke who will be talking about leveraging your dig...

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Fee: No Cost



Spring 2024 - Antigo Entrepreneurial Training Program

SBDCFebruary 27, 2024 | 6:00PM | Northcentral Technical College - Antigo Campus, Antigo

Topic: Managing a Business

Orientation: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 6:30 - 7 p.m.

Class Dates: Tuesdays, February 27 - April 23 2024 6 - 9 p.m.

Location: NTC Antigo


The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Cen...

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Fee: $1000.00



NIH Proposal Preparation Workshop (Intensive)

CTCFebruary 28, 2024 | 8:30AM | UWM Innovation Center

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Join us for a 1/2 day event in which CTC technology and SBIR consultants will teach you strategies for writing key areas of your NIH SBIR/STTR proposal.

This is an invite only event for CTC clients, so to be considered please reach out to your CTC consultant or ...

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Fee: No Cost



Leading With Your Strengths

SBDCFebruary 28, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Do you want to become a better leader? What are you naturally good at? What are your strengths and how do you use them in the workplace? For this course, you will have the opportunity to take the CliftonStrengths for Leaders assessment and use the results to help uncover who you are as a professi...

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Fee: $329.00



Hire Badgers: Student Staffing Opportunities for Small Business

SBDCFebruary 29, 2024 | 11:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Did you know that the UW-Madison Work-Study Program, previously reserved for on-campus and non-profit organizations, has been expanded to small businesses - and, as of September 2023, even covers 50% of the wages earned? Or that many UW-Madison students pursue internship opportunities as a way to...

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Fee: No Cost



Spring 2024 - Virtual Entrepreneurial Training Program

SBDCFebruary 29, 2024 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Topic: Managing a Business

Orientation: Thursday, February 8, 2024 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Class Dates: Thursdays, February 29 - April 25 2024 6 - 9 p.m.

Location: Zoom


The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is offered by the Wisconsin Small Business De...

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Fee: $1000.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program - Spring 2024-Virtual (ZOOM)

SBDCFebruary 29, 2024 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Facilitated by Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point Topic: Managing a Business

Orientation: 6:00pm-7:30pm, Thursday, February 8, 2024

Course Time and Dates: 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Thursdays, February 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, ...

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Fee: $200.00



Introduction to Financial Management

SBDCMarch 4, 2024 | 4:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

NOTE: This course includes 5 sessions, taking place on: Monday, March 4, 2024 from 4:00-5:45 pm CST, Monday, March 11, 2024 from 4:00-5:45 pm CST, Monday, March 18, 2024 from 4:00-5:45 pm CST, Monday, March 25, 2024 from 4:00-5:45 pm CST, Monday, April 8, 2024 from 4:00-5:45 pm CST Participants ...

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Fee: $259.00



Mastering Pricing Strategies: A Training for Small Business Owners (DP) - Virtual

SBDCMarch 7, 2024 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Mastering Pricing Strategies: A Training for Small Business Owners

Presented virtually on ZOOM.

Are you struggling with setting the right price for your products or services? Do you find it challenging to balance your costs with what your c...

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Fee: $80.00



Financial Management Series - Financial Statements & Terminology

SBDCMarch 7, 2024 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

The Financial Management Certificate Series is a series of classes for small business owners looking to learn more about financial statements, financial projections, financial terminology, and cash flow management strategies.

The certificate program has three sessions. You do not need to ...

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Fee: $69.00



Business Basics Bootcamp (DP) - Spring 2024 - Virtual

SBDCMarch 7, 2024 | 5:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Business Basics

The Business Basics Bootcamp is a four-week course (meeting once a week) for those new to starting a business, seeking a refresher to increase business success, or having a desire to expand their small-scale business.

Presented live virtually.

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Fee: $160.00



Corporate Transparency Act: New Federal Reporting Obligations

SBDCMarch 12, 2024 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Managing a Business

Effective January 1, 2024, the new reporting requirements of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) apply to millions of business and non-business entities. The CTA aims to provide law enforcement with information that can be used to combat money laundering, tax fraud and other illicit activities c...

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Fee: No Cost



NSF SBIR/STTR: Proposal Preparation Intensive

CTCMarch 13, 2024 | 8:30AM | Memorial Union, Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invests more than $200 million annually in their SBIR/STTR Program to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense. NSF-funded research has led to breakthroughs and new discoverie...

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Fee: No Cost



I'm Doing Everything! How Value Planning Reduces Panic and Builds Value

SBDCMarch 13, 2024 | 11:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

While tax planning is a regular part of every entrepreneur's work cycle, value planning may have a bigger long-term impact. Given that your business is likely your largest asset, wouldn't you want to maximize its value?

For a business owner, retirement often translates into selling your bu...

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Fee: No Cost



NIH Presubmission Panel Review

CTCMarch 14, 2024 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Do you plan to submit to NIH in April? Please register with CTC to participate in our free Presubmission Panel Review. CTC, in collaboration with a panel of expert reviewers, will simulate the NIH review process to help you improve your SBIR/STTR proposal ahead of the January deadline. This re...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) - Spring 2024

SBDCMarch 14, 2024 | 5:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wittich Hall, Room 2127, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) provides the tools you need for business idea testing and business model improvement. Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, the course serves those who are considering starting a business, owners of existing businesses struggling to get a han...

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Fee: $250.00



Highlights of Social Media and SEO

SBDCMarch 15, 2024 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Highlights of Social Media and SEO is a one hour webinar for participants to learn the basics of digital marketing strategies. Participants will learn how to enhance their web presence by effectively connecting with prospective customers using a website, social media, and email. A strong...

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Fee: No Cost



Corporate Transparency Act: New Federal Reporting Obligations

SBDCMarch 20, 2024 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Managing a Business

Effective January 1, 2024, the new reporting requirements of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) apply to millions of business and non-business entities. The CTA aims to provide law enforcement with information that can be used to combat money laundering, tax fraud and other illicit activities c...

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Fee: No Cost



Financial Management Series - Financial Forecasts & Planning

SBDCMarch 21, 2024 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

The Financial Management Certificate Series is a series of classes for small business owners looking to learn more about financial statements, financial projections, financial terminology, and cash flow management strategies.

The certificate program has three sessions. You do not need to ...

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Fee: $69.00



Improving Work Ethic and Personal Responsibility (SM Elective)

SBDCMarch 26, 2024 | 8:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Managing Employees

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) conducts worker surveys of the state workforce and consistently finds at the top of the training needs list is "work ethic." Other nationwide surveys have been conducted with the same exact results. Does your organization stru...

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Fee: $139.00



Conflict Resolution with the Empathy Method (SM Elective)

SBDCMarch 26, 2024 | 1:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Managing Employees

Nothing can undermine team productivity like unresolved, festering conflict! It creates undertow in the team and prevents it from high performance. This session provides a proven, multi-step empathy method for resolving individual and team conflict. Through several interactive case studies and th...

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Fee: $139.00



Build Your Business Networking Group

SBDCMarch 26, 2024 | 3:00PM | St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center, River Falls

Topic: Managing a Business

Join us for this in-person networking meeting brought to you by the SBDC designed to help you grow your business through building relationships with other business owners and learning from the experts. Lee Anderson will be speaking about protecting your business from financial fraud.
Speaker:...

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Fee: No Cost



Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

SBDCApril 4, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential is a program designed to help you with practical to achieve lasting, sustainable results through people. This course will enable you to sharpen your skills in four fundamental areas of leadership: self-awareness, learning agility, communication, and influence....

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Fee: $289.00



Financial Management Series - Cash Flow Management

SBDCApril 4, 2024 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Cash Flow Management

The Financial Management Certificate Series is a series of classes for small business owners looking to learn more about financial statements, financial projections, financial terminology, and cash flow management strategies.

The certificate program has three sessions. You do not need to ...

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Fee: $69.00



Human Resources (HR) Basics for Non-HR Professionals (ONLINE)

SBDCApril 10, 2024 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

THIS CLASS IS ONLINE

For most small business owners and managers, there is a wide gap between hiring your first employee(s) and bringing on an HR manager or team of HR professionals. Yet in the meantime, there are a lot of legal details and best practices to know to best p...

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Fee: $289.00



Human Resources (HR) Basics for Non-HR Professionals

SBDCApril 10, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

For most small business owners and managers, there is a wide gap between hiring your first employee(s) and bringing on an HR manager or team of HR professionals. Yet in the meantime, there are a lot of legal details and best practices to know to best position your business for success. This cours...

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Fee: $289.00



Supervisory Management One

SBDCApril 11, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, Room 1102/1104, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

Supervisory managers are uniquely positioned to influence and impact performance provided they have the right skills and knowledge. Learn how you can make the transition to your new role smoother and less stressful. Explore leadership styles, motivation techniques, and coaching strategies.

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Fee: $489.00



Communication & Delegation Skills

SBDCApril 11, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Whether you are communicating with your employees, customers, or suppliers your ability to express yourself well and understand others is a major factor of your success. For this course, you will have the opportunity to take the DiSC Personal Profile and use the results to better understand your ...

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Fee: $329.00



Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

SBDCApril 18, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

All leaders experience conflict in one form or another. In this class, you will learn how to turn conflict into collaborations and reach win-win resolutions. You will see conflict to clarify roles, relationships, and heighten creativity. Learning how to reach beyond the impasse and find solutions...

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Fee: $289.00



Brain Hacks: Harnessing Neuroscience for Leadership & Success

SBDCApril 19, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Your brain has evolved to help you survive, and its primary job is to keep you safe. The challenge is that your brain rarely distinguishes evolutionary threats (e.g. avoiding a lion) from the everyday - and ever-changing! - stressors of our chaotic and complex modern world. If left untrained, the...

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Fee: $289.00



Buy-Sell Agreements

SBDCApril 29, 2024 | 11:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

If you are in business with other people, the reality is that at some point, you will not be. As with any personal or professional partnership, communication is key. By working together to create a buy-sell agreement - before someone leaves the business - you can create a strong foundation for yo...

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Fee: No Cost



Wisconsin Tax Seminar for New Businesses

SBDCApril 30, 2024 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Tax Planning

In this New Business Seminar, hosted by The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) you will gain a basic understanding of Wisconsin's tax laws.

Topics may include:

Business tax registration Withholding tax information Sales and use tax information Other business taxes Electronic fili...

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Fee: No Cost



Business Basics Bootcamp (DP) - Spring 2024 - Virtual

SBDCMay 1, 2024 | 5:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Business Basics

The Business Basics Bootcamp is a four-week course (meeting once a week, virtually) for those new to starting a business, seeking a refresher to increase business success, or having a desire to expand their small-scale business.

Presented ...

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Fee: $160.00



Fearless Performance Management

SBDCMay 7, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

The performance management - or employee feedback - process can fill many managers and employees alike with a sense of dread. However, with the right skills and mindset, this process can become collaborative, two-way communication that reduces anxiety and sets everyone up for success.

This...

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Fee: $304.00



Supervisory Management Two

SBDCJune 6, 2024 | 8:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, Room 1102/1104, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

Supervisory Management Two:

Leadership development resumes in four key areas (1) orienting people to your work unit, (2) understanding communication behaviors, (3) managing time, and (4) delegation. We build on the skills learned in the first seminar and focus on maintaining a productive w...

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Fee: $489.00



Launch Into Leadership

SBDCJune 20, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Taking on new supervisory responsibilities is a great opportunity and challenge. Many in supervisory roles have learned either by trial and error or by following what was done by their predecessor. In most cases, this is not a very effective strategy. This course will start you in the right direc...

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Fee: $289.00



Biz Smart Sprint

SBDCJuly 11, 2024 | 4:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Biz Smart Sprint is your introduction into the world of entrepreneurship. In this live, virtual 6-week course, you will learn the building blocks you need to become a successful entrepreneur. Each week, you'll discover the key components you need to start a business, including the Business Model ...

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Fee: $239.00



Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

SBDCJuly 12, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential is a program designed to help you with practical to achieve lasting, sustainable results through people. This course will enable you to sharpen your skills in four fundamental areas of leadership: self-awareness, learning agility, communication, and influence....

Details

Fee: $289.00



Balancing the Leadership Scale: Optimizing Individual & Team Effectiveness

SBDCJuly 16, 2024 | 9:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

In our roles as leaders, we often find ourselves pulled in many directions and navigating numerous competing demands. We're responsible for the success of our teams, but we have to balance that with managing our own projects and priorities. Balancing the success of our teams while ensuring we a...

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Fee: $289.00



SBIR/STTR Road Tour

CTCJuly 18, 2024 | 8:00AM | Starting Block

Save the Date! (More information and full registration will be available in 2024.)

America's Seed Fund Road Tour is a national outreach effort to connect innovators and entrepreneurs to non-dilutive, technology funding opportunities provided through the Small Business Innovation Resea...

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Fee: $20.00



Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

SBDCJuly 19, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

All leaders experience conflict in one form or another. In this class, you will learn how to turn conflict into collaborations and reach win-win resolutions. You will see conflict to clarify roles, relationships, and heighten creativity. Learning how to reach beyond the impasse and find solutions...

Details

Fee: $289.00



Communication & Delegation Skills

SBDCJuly 26, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Whether you are communicating with your employees, customers, or suppliers your ability to express yourself well and understand others is a major factor of your success. For this course, you will have the opportunity to take the DiSC Personal Profile and use the results to better understand your ...

Details

Fee: $329.00