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.

For a calendar of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 specific events, click here.
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E Commerce Academy

SBDCAugust 24, 2022 | 11:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - River Falls

Topic: Marketing and Sales

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Fee: No Cost



Top Three Digital Marketing Services for Small Businesses and Start-Ups

SBDCAugust 25, 2022 | 11:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at Rock County, Janesville

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Small Business Owners, We Hear You! Digital Marketing is Challenging. We are here to help! The Rock County SBDC is hosting a lunch and learn that is all about Digital Marketing. Join our marketing interns and the Director of the Wisconsin SBDC Digital Marketing Clinic for a presentation and...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program Orientation (Virtual)

SBDCAugust 30, 2022 | 5:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Find out if the Entrepreneurial Training Program is right for you!

Want to know what the Entrepreneurial Training Program is all about? You're in luck! We are hosting an orientation for those interested in the program and for those that have already registered.

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) - Informational Session

SBDCSeptember 8, 2022 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Join us for a FREE informational session that gives details about what is covered in the Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP). Get the details about the grant and how to apply for it. This session can help you decide if you want to take ETP. You can attend this session online.
Speaker: Mike...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program Orientation (Antigo)

SBDCSeptember 8, 2022 | 5:30PM | Northcentral Technical College - Antigo Campus, Antigo

Find out if the Entrepreneurial Training Program is right for you!

Want to know what the Entrepreneurial Training Program is all about? You're in luck! We are hosting an informational orientation for those interested in the program and for those that have already regi...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Small Business

SBDCSeptember 12, 2022 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Thinking of starting a business but not sure where to begin?

Join us for one of our First Steps to Starting a Business sessions. Taught by industry experts, the class covers: coming up with your business idea, market research, business feasibility, financing, and business ...

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Fee: $25.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program

SBDCSeptember 13, 2022 | 5:30PM | St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center, River Falls

Topic: Business Basics

Do it right with a solid, researched and tested plan for optimum success. Beneficial for pre-venture through mature businesses in any industry and any size. Learn from the experts and those who have 'been there done that'. Find out if customers want what you have to offer and what they are wil...

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Fee: $250.00



QuickBooks - An Introduction to Accounting Software

SBDCSeptember 14, 2022 | 3:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

This program will introduce you to QuickBooks, an accounting software system used by many small businesses. It will provide details on the accounting software and options for using this software system, including its various functions that: . Perform general ledger accounting activities, includ...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) - Informational Session

SBDCSeptember 14, 2022 | 5:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, Room 1102/1104, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Join us for a FREE informational session that gives details about what is covered in the Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP). Get the details about the grant and how to apply for it. This session can help you decide if you want to take ETP. You can attend this session in person.
Speaker: M...

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Fee: No Cost



A+ Decision Making: Choose The Right Strategy The First Time

SBDCSeptember 19, 2022 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

Research has identified that when making decisions, we have a preferred "go to" process, which can be effective or ineffective given the circumstances and our audience. This training will provide participants with awareness about their decision-making preferences, the challenges or blind spots of...

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Fee: No Cost



QuickBooks Online

SBDCSeptember 19, 2022 | 3:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a training program that will demonstrate how to use this accounting software system to help manage the financial side of your business. The program will show participants how this software system helps a business: . Perform general ledger accounting activities, includin...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program (Virtual)

SBDCSeptember 20, 2022 | 5:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Orientation: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Class Dates: Tuesdays, September 20 - November 15, 2022 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Online via Zoom


The Entrepr...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program - Fall 2022 - Virtual (Zoom)

SBDCSeptember 20, 2022 | 5:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Class Dates: Tuesdays, September 20 - November 15, 2022 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Online via Zoom


The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center's UW-Stevens Point and UW-Green Bay. It is a 9 week course that p...

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Fee: $200.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program - Fall 2022 - Brown County

SBDCSeptember 20, 2022 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay, Wood Hall, Room 202, Green Bay

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Successful business owners have a plan - let us help you build yours!

Whether your business is growing or brand-new, writing a business plan is critical to building a profitable venture, especially to attract financing from lenders or investors.

The Entrepreneurial Training Program ...

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Fee: $250.00



Building a Quality Team for Your SBIR/STTR Startup

CTCSeptember 21, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

It's not all about the technology. To have a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal you'll need to have a qualified team to support your efforts and be prepared to manage your award. This virtual classroom you'll learn how to build a qualified team and how to use sub-contractors, Advisory Boards and...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program (Antigo)

SBDCSeptember 22, 2022 | 5:30PM | Northcentral Technical College - Antigo Campus, Antigo

Topic: Business Basics

Orientation: Thursday, September 8, 2022 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Class Dates: Thursdays, September 2...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program - Fall 2022 - Manitowoc County

SBDCSeptember 22, 2022 | 5:30PM | Progress Lakeshore, Manitowoc

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Successful business owners have a plan - let us help you build yours!

Whether your business is growing or brand-new, writing a business plan is critical to building a profitable venture, especially to attract financing from lenders or investors.

The Entrepreneurial Training Program ...

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Fee: $50.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program - Fall 2022 - Superior

SBDCSeptember 28, 2022 | 5:30PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, Superior

ETP is an intensive business-planning training program designed to help participants who want to start a new business, grow an existing business, or make a substantial business pivot that requires viewing the business with a new perspective.

The focus of the program is to help you com...

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Fee: $250.00



October - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCOctober 5, 2022 | 7:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Thinking of starting a business but don't know where to begin?

Join us for our 3-part live-stream webinar: First Steps to Starting a Business. Taught by experienced business owners, the class covers the following topics:

  • Coming up with your business idea
  • ...
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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) - Fall 2022

SBDCOctober 6, 2022 | 5:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, Room 1102/1104, 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



From Side Hustle to Small Business

SBDCOctober 10, 2022 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT

Have you been thinking about turning your hobby into a business, but aren't sure where to start? Do you have a side hustle that's grown and you want to explore next steps? Are you interested in learning more about how to explore a business idea you have? This sess...

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Fee: No Cost



Financial Management: Building Financial Confidence in your Business

SBDCOctober 25, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

Must register through UW-Madison SBDC - https://sbdc.wisc.edu/manage-your-business/financial-management/

If you as an entrepreneur or business manager are looking for the answers and solutions to these sorts of q...

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Fee: $490.00



2022 Northern Lights Entrepreneurship Conference

SBDCNovember 1, 2022 | 7:45AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, Superior

Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators at the 2022 Northern Lights Entrepreneurship Conference. Conference goers will gain insight from national, local, and regional entrepreneurs that are making an impact in their respective industries. Sessions are curated for entrepreneursh...

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Fee: $99.00



QuickBooks - An Introduction to Accounting Software

SBDCNovember 1, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

This program will introduce you to QuickBooks, an accounting software system used by many small businesses. It will provide details on the accounting software and options for using this software system, including its various functions that: . Perform general ledger accounting activities, includ...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Small Business

SBDCNovember 14, 2022 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Thinking of starting a business but not sure where to begin?

Join us for one of our First Steps to Starting a Business sessions. Taught by industry experts, the class covers: coming up with your business idea, market research, business feasibility, financing, and business ...

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Fee: $25.00



QuickBooks Online

SBDCNovember 15, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a training program that will demonstrate how to use this accounting software system to help manage the financial side of your business. The program will show participants how this software system helps a business: . Perform general ledger accounting activities, includin...

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Fee: No Cost



Wisconsin Tax Seminar for New Businesses

SBDCNovember 15, 2022 | 1:30PM | 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. https://sbdc.wisc.edu/manage-your-business/tax-seminar-new-biz/


Speaker: Wisconsin Department of Revenue


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Fee: No Cost



2023 HR Trends: Presented by QTI

SBDCNovember 16, 2022 | 11:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Through their annual HR Trends Survey, QTI aims to provide businesses with critical HR insights by providing guidance on topics such as compensation, benefits, careers, employee well-being, diversity and inclusion, and workforce planning. For over a decade, the results of their HR Trends survey h...

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Fee: No Cost



Updates and New Strategies for Hiring and Workforce

SBDCDecember 7, 2022 | 3:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Not being able to find employees is currently the number one problem facing most small businesses across multiple industries. This presentation will provide an overview of the current state of the labor market and some of the newer strategies other small business owners are using to manage t...

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Fee: No Cost



December - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCDecember 7, 2022 | 7:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Thinking of starting a business but don't know where to begin?

Join us for our 3-part live-stream webinar: First Steps to Starting a Business. Taught by experienced business owners, the class covers the following topics:

  • Coming up with your business idea
  • ...
Details

Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Small Business

SBDCJanuary 9, 2023 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Thinking of starting a business but not sure where to begin?

Join us for one of our First Steps to Starting a Business sessions. Taught by industry experts, the class covers: coming up with your business idea, market research, business feasibility, financing, and business ...

Details

Fee: $25.00