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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NIH SBIR/STTR Program Essentials

CTCJuly 28, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Considering SBIR/STTR funding with the National Institutes of Health (NIH)? Don't miss this virtual training providing the essentials of NIH SBIR/STTR programs. You'll receive to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs, what type of technology NIH is looking for, how to navigate the SBIR...

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Fee: No Cost



Legal Considerations: Starting and Growing Your Business

SBDCAugust 3, 2021 | 11:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, Room 1102, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Start-up Assistance

If you are interested in learning more about start up and related legal considerations, join us for a LUNCH & LEARN featuring participants in the UW-Madison Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. Start up and emerging businesses will benefit from the program that will provide insight in starting ...

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Fee: No Cost



August - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCAugust 4, 2021 | 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



NIH/NSF Presubmission Panel Review

CTCAugust 16, 2021 | 12:00PM | Center For Technology Commercialization, Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Do you plan to submit to NIH or NSF this fall? 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 and NSF review process to help you improve your SBIR/STTR proposal ahead of the fall due d...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCAugust 23, 2021 | 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. We will walk through the many steps involved in starting a new business.

  • Developing a lean or visual business plan to help clarify your business idea
  • ...
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Fee: $25.00



Let's Talk Social - Twitter and LinkedIn

SBDCAugust 24, 2021 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Oshkosh

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Register for this webinar on Eventbrite

Is your small business using Twitter and LinkedIn effectively? The Digital Marketing Clinic at UW Oshkosh can help expand your reach and grow your ...

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Fee: No Cost



Virtual ETP - Fall 2021

SBDCSeptember 9, 2021 | 5:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

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Fee: $200.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program Orientation

SBDCSeptember 9, 2021 | 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



Door County ETP Fall 2021

SBDCSeptember 13, 2021 | 5:30PM | Door County Economic Development Corporation, Door County Economic Development Corporation, Sturgeon 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 (ETP) is e...

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Fee: $250.00



Choosing the Right Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software

SBDCSeptember 14, 2021 | 3:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point, 032 Old Main Building, Stevens Point

There are many options available in choosing a CRM software platform for your business. Learn the differences between the various CRM packages as well as differences in versions within each platform.  Make software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they pertain to you...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program

SBDCSeptember 14, 2021 | 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



Entrepreneurial Training Program - Fall 2021

SBDCSeptember 15, 2021 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, Superior

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Superior. This program provides an easy to follow, step by step process that shows you how to:

  • Answer the question - "Will people buy my product or service?
  • Appeal t...
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Fee: No Cost



SHRM Learning System

SBDCSeptember 21, 2021 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Looking for help navigating the increased demands on HR professionals? Become the most qualified and valuable HR professional you can be with SHRM certification.

The SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) are the only behavioral competen...

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Fee: $1400.00



Choosing the Right Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software

SBDCSeptember 22, 2021 | 8:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point, 032 Old Main Building, Stevens Point

There are many options available in choosing a CRM software platform for your business. Learn the differences between the various CRM packages as well as differences in versions within each platform.  Make software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they pertain to you...

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Fee: No Cost



Sheboygan County ETP Fall 2021

SBDCSeptember 23, 2021 | 5:30PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay Sheboygan Campus, UW - Green Bay Sheboygan Campus, Sheboygan

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 (ETP) is e...

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Fee: $250.00



Launch into Leadership for New Supervisors

SBDCSeptember 28, 2021 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Your first step in leadership development 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. Thi...

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Fee: $269.00



Choosing the Right Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software

SBDCSeptember 30, 2021 | 12:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point, 032 Old Main Building, Stevens Point

There are many options available in choosing a CRM software platform for your business. Learn the differences between the various CRM packages as well as differences in versions within each platform.  Make software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they pertain to you...

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Fee: No Cost



2022 HR Trends: New World of Work -- Are you keeping up?

SBDCOctober 6, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Last year changed everything in the world of work. Now, organizations are still adapting and reacting in this ever-evolving landscape. What will 2022 hold, and how can organizations best prepare? Annually, QTI surveys hundreds of Wisconsin employers on leading HR challenges, innovations, and t...

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Fee: No Cost



October - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCOctober 6, 2021 | 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



NIH Proposal Writing Workshop

CTCOctober 14, 2021 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

This workshop will provide detailed instruction on developing competitive proposals for the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) SBIR/STTR program. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs. This session is a must if you are considering an NIH submission.


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Fee: No Cost



Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

SBDCOctober 15, 2021 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

All leaders deal with 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 t...

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Fee: $269.00



Human Resources (HR) Basics for Non-HR Professionals

SBDCOctober 18, 2021 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

If you are a business owner or manager of a small business without a dedicated HR expert on your staff, this is the program for your organization. If you have administrative staff that are performing HR duties as part of their responsibilities that are not HR experts they too will benefit. This m...

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Fee: $269.00



Communication Delegation

SBDCOctober 21, 2021 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 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: $309.00



Navigating Difficult Conversations

SBDCOctober 27, 2021 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Sooner or later, each of us needs to have a conversation with someone or we end up in a conversation that is challenging for us and the other party. This difficult conversation might involve saying "no" to your boss, giving constructive feedback to a co-worker, dealing with an upset customer, res...

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Fee: $269.00



QuickBooks Workshop

SBDCNovember 2, 2021 | 9:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, Superior

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

QuickBooks® is an accounting software program created by Intuit® for small businesses and self-employed professionals. It can be used for almost all financial business processes. QuickBooks is your business' solution when it comes to bookkeeping and accounting.

During the all-day QuickB...

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Fee: No Cost



Building Financial Confidence

SBDCNovember 3, 2021 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Cash Flow Management

"If you as an entrepreneur or business manager are looking for the answers and solutions to these sorts of questions and challenges, then this class is for you: (1) How to read and understand financial information, (2) How to analyze financial information to improve business management decisions ...

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Fee: $480.00



Hiring to Retain

SBDCNovember 3, 2021 | 1:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Too often, managers look at the hiring process from a technical standpoint. Yet behavioral fit is just as important - if not moreso. Hiring a staff member who does not fit behaviorally can slow down your whole team and lead to high financial and time costs in the form of rehiring and retraining n...

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Fee: No Cost



Hire Badgers: Bringing Two-Way Value to a Student Work Experience

SBDCNovember 8, 2021 | 2:00PM | 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 recently been expanded to small businesses - and even covers 75% of the wages earned? Or that many UW-Madison students pursue internship opportunities as a way to develop new s...

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Fee: No Cost



Leading with Emotional Intelligence

SBDCNovember 11, 2021 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Research by the Carnegie Institute concluded: "15% of success is technical skills - 85% is people skills." Emotional Intelligence is all about people skills - how well you know yourself and your emotions and how well you read and interact with others and their emotions. Learn about how the brain,...

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Fee: $299.00



First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCNovember 22, 2021 | 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. We will walk through the many steps involved in starting a new business.

  • Developing a lean or visual business plan to help clarify your business idea
  • ...
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Fee: $25.00



Fearless Performance Management

SBDCNovember 30, 2021 | 9:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

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

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Fee: $284.00



Selling With Nostalgia

SBDCNovember 30, 2021 | 3:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

There are many options available in choosing a CRM software platform for your business. Learn the differences between the various CRM packages as well as differences in versions within each platform.  Make software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they pertain to you...

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Fee: No Cost



December - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCDecember 1, 2021 | 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



Think your company is too big for SBIR funding?

CTCDecember 2, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

If your company is involved in doing things high-risk/high reward projects that don't qualify for internal funding, development of a technology that is in-licensed and/or evolving a new product idea jointly with another company, you may be able to use the SBIR/STTR programs to supplement your int...

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Fee: No Cost



Selling With Nostalgia

SBDCDecember 8, 2021 | 8:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

There are many options available in choosing a CRM software platform for your business. Learn the differences between the various CRM packages as well as differences in versions within each platform.  Make software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they pertain to you...

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Fee: No Cost



Selling With Nostalgia

SBDCDecember 16, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

There are many options available in choosing a CRM software platform for your business. Learn the differences between the various CRM packages as well as differences in versions within each platform.  Make software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they pertain to you...

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Fee: No Cost



Veteran Small Business Owners Resource Guide

SBDCDecember 30, 2021 | 12:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

The SBDC provides business resource guides to assist small business owners or startups with information and resources on specific topics. The guides are available as a digital PDF. We do not have printed guides available.

The 2020 Veteran Small Business Owners Resource Gui...

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Fee: No Cost



Home Based Business Resource Guide

SBDCDecember 30, 2021 | 12:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

The SBDC provides business resource guides to assist small business owners or startups with information and resources on specific topics. The guides are available as a digital PDF. We do not have printed guides available.

The Home Based Business Resource Guide...

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Business Owners Resource Guide

SBDCDecember 30, 2021 | 12:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

The SBDC provides business resource guides to assist small business owners or startups with information and resources on specific topics. The guides are available as a digital PDF. We do not have printed guides available.

The Business Resource Guide is a web ...

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Fee: No Cost



Business Finance Resource Guide

SBDCDecember 30, 2021 | 12:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

The SBDC provides business resource guides to assist small business owners or startups with information and resources on specific topics. The guides are available as a digital PDF. We do not have printed guides available.

The Business Finance Resource Guide i...

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Fee: No Cost



NSF Proposal Preparation Workshop

CTCJanuary 12, 2022 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

You've thoroughly read the solicitation and planned your NSF SBIR or STTR project; now it's time to prepare the actual application. This webinar takes you through necessary steps for collecting the application information and completing the proposal components. In addition, it provides practical...

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Fee: No Cost