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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Communication & Delegation

SBDCNovember 2, 2020 | 1:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - 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. You will take the DiSC Personal Profile and use the results to strengthen your business relationships. You will leave the sessi...

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Fee: $309.00



BES: Using Your Business Plan to Run Your Business (Stevens Point)

SBDCNovember 3, 2020 | 7:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

2020 Business Education Series: Using Your Business Plan to Run Your Business Most business plans are written to secure loans or attract investment capital and are never looked at again. Learn how to use your business plan as a roadmap to run your company with a more cohesive vision by impro...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Business - 11/5/20

SBDCNovember 5, 2020 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, 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, including:

  • Developing a lean or visual business plan to help clarify your business ...
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Fee: No Cost



Fearless Performance Management

SBDCNovember 9, 2020 | 9:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Your company's success depends on the commitment of each and every member of your team. This one-day class presents a model for managing employee performance and provides you with specific tools you can use set performance goals, documenting performance, maintain ongoing communication, manage per...

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Fee: $284.00



First Steps to Starting a Food Products Business - 11/9/20

SBDCNovember 9, 2020 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior

Topic: Start-up Assistance

"Everyone tells me that my BBQ sauce should be sold worldwide, but I have no idea how to get started," writes a previous student.

Chef Arlene Coco, a long time food business owner, and culinary innovation strategist, will share what every entrepreneur wishes someone had to...

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Fee: No Cost



NSF Presubmission Panel Review

CTCNovember 10, 2020 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Do you plan to submit to NSF this December? Please register with CTC to participate in our free Presubmission Panel Review. CTC, in collaboration with a panel of expert reviewers, will simulate the NSF review process to help you improve your SBIR/STTR proposal ahead of the December close of cyc...

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Fee: No Cost



BES: Using Your Business Plan to Run Your Business (Merrill)

SBDCNovember 12, 2020 | 8:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

2020 Business Education Series: Using Your Business Plan to Run Your Business Most business plans are written to secure loans or attract investment capital and are never looked at again. Learn how to use your business plan as a roadmap to run your company with a more cohesive vision by impro...

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Fee: No Cost



The Art of Delegation

SBDCNovember 12, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, Room 1102/1104, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

Delegation is more than just getting work off of your desk and onto the desks of others. Delegation involves creating a clear, shared vision of the great results that you and your "partners" want to create and aligning other people's energy and actions toward achieving these outcomes. This semin...

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Fee: $249.00



Grasshopper Meeting: Using Federal Grants to Help Get High-Tech Ideas to Market

CTCNovember 12, 2020 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Join us for a discussion with Brian Walsh, CTC Commercialization Consultant and Michael Hendrickson, Project Manager at BrainXell, Inc., to learn how to find and compete for federal grants and contracts that aim to advance the readiness of technologies for commercialization. It is important to un...

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Fee: No Cost



Finding a Funding Source for Your Technology

CTCNovember 12, 2020 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Federal SBIR/STTR program awards over $3.7 billion in high risk R&D funding annually to qualified technologies. Learn how your ideas might be funded at CTC's November 12th webinar! Attend this session and find out more about these programs and how they can provide a source of R&D f...

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Fee: No Cost



Employee Development Planning

SBDCNovember 12, 2020 | 12:30PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside, Room D127 Molinaro Hall, Kenosha

Topic: Managing Employees

Engage and motivate employees by helping them understand how their top skills and passions will help them achieve their personal development goals. In this training, participants will learn how to identify the top 5 professional values they consider 'very important', identify their top 3-5 skills...

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Fee: $149.00



First Steps to Starting a Business - 11/12/20

SBDCNovember 12, 2020 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, 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, including:

  • Developing a lean or visual business plan to help clarify your business ...
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Fee: No Cost



Understanding and Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

SBDCNovember 13, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, Room 1102/1104, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

The research is in: it's not how smart you are that determines your success in life, it's how emotionally intelligent you are. This workshop introduces the concept of emotional intelligence, identifies the competencies of emotional intelligence, and guides you in developing a plan for growing you...

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Fee: $249.00



Leading with Emotional Intelligence

SBDCNovember 17, 2020 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - 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



FFI Virtual Farm Business Boot Camp

FFINovember 17, 2020 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Food Finance Institute

Topic: Managing a Business

The Food Finance Institute is partnering with the Wisconsin SBDC to host their first Farm Business Boot Camp. Modeled off of FFI's successful Food Business Financial Management Boot Camp, Farm Boot Camp will address situations and scenarios unique to diversified farm businesses.

Boot Camp ...

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Fee: No Cost



BES: Using Your Business Plan to Run Your Business (Wausau)

SBDCNovember 17, 2020 | 3:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

2020 Business Education Series: Using Your Business Plan to Run Your Business Most business plans are written to secure loans or attract investment capital and are never looked at again. Learn how to use your business plan as a roadmap to run your company with a more cohesive vision by impro...

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Fee: No Cost



BES: Using Your Business Plan to Run Your Business (Wisconsin Rapids)

SBDCNovember 18, 2020 | 8:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

2020 Business Education Series: Using Your Business Plan to Run Your Business Most business plans are written to secure loans or attract investment capital and are never looked at again. Learn how to use your business plan as a roadmap to run your company with a more cohesive vision by impro...

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Fee: No Cost



Export Pro Series Webinar: Global Opportunities Abound for Wisconsin Companies featuring the WEDC

SBDCDecember 1, 2020 | 12:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin Small Business Development Center - State Office

Topic: Managing a Business

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our lives -- and our livelihoods. Companies need to be more innovative, strategic and nimble in this ever-changing environment.

Exporting is a powerful and cost-effective tactic to mitigate the potentially devastating effects of COVID-19. Entering new...

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Fee: No Cost



Superior Visions - Building Audience Engagement Through Remote Presentations

SBDCDecember 1, 2020 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior

Superior Visions is providing a bi-monthly meeting series designed to connect you with other women in the region from a variety of industries to network and learn together. The webinar series will cover a variety of topics chosen to be relevant to working professionals. Although our focus is...

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Fee: No Cost



December - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCDecember 2, 2020 | 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



Goal Setting for Continuous Improvement

SBDCDecember 3, 2020 | 12:30PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside, Room D127 Molinaro Hall, Kenosha

Topic: Managing a Business

Identify and address opportunities for improvement in your operations. Learn how to create accurate checkpoints to measure employee achievements. In this workshop Ed Egan, a Registered Corporate Coach with 26 years' experience in the manufacturing sector of a global fortune 100 company, will walk...

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Fee: $149.00



Digital Marketing and Social Media Conference

SBDCDecember 8, 2020 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Marketing and Sales

In this one day conference, area experts will give you actionable items that you can take away and implement into your business immediately. Bring your laptop, tablet or mobile device to take full advantage of working along with the experts by reviewing your website and social media accounts. Thi...

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Fee: $299.00



First Steps to Business Success

SBDCDecember 9, 2020 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - River Falls

Topic: Business Basics

Have a business idea but don't know where to start or what to do next? In this class we will learn the building blocks and important steps to starting a successful business. Get answers to questions like: Will people buy my product/service? What type of business structure is best for me? How ...

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Fee: No Cost



NIH Presubmission Review

CTCDecember 10, 2020 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Do you plan to submit to NIH this January? 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. T...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Food Products Business - 1/11/21

SBDCJanuary 11, 2021 | 10:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, Superior

Topic: Start-up Assistance

"Everyone tells me that my BBQ sauce should be sold worldwide, but I have no idea how to get started," writes a previous student.

Chef Arlene Coco, a long time food business owner, and culinary innovation strategist, will share what every entrepreneur wishes someone had to...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Business - 1/14/21

SBDCJanuary 14, 2021 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, 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, including:

  • Developing a lean or visual business plan to help clarify your business ...
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Fee: No Cost



Root Cause Investigation

SBDCJanuary 21, 2021 | 12:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside, Room D127 Molinaro Hall, Kenosha

Topic: Managing Employees

How many times do you ask "why" before you get the real answer to an issue? By exploring the root cause of issues, you can more productively address the source of decreased productivity in your organization leading to greater organizational success and cultural moral. In this workshop, participan...

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Fee: $149.00



First Steps to Starting a Business - 1/21/21

SBDCJanuary 21, 2021 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, 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, including:

  • Developing a lean or visual business plan to help clarify your business ...
Details

Fee: No Cost



Superior Visions - Communication for Managing Others

SBDCFebruary 2, 2021 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior

Superior Visions is providing a bi-monthly meeting series designed to connect you with other women in the region from a variety of industries to network and learn together. The webinar series will cover a variety of topics chosen to be relevant to working professionals. Although our focus is...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Food Product Business - 3/8/21

SBDCMarch 8, 2021 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, Superior

Topic: Start-up Assistance

"Everyone tells me that my BBQ sauce should be sold worldwide, but I have no idea how to get started," writes a previous student.

Chef Arlene Coco, a long time food business owner, and culinary innovation strategist, will share what every entrepreneur wishes someone had to...

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Fee: No Cost



Superior Visions - Expand Your Network with LinkedIn

SBDCApril 6, 2021 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, Superior

Superior Visions is providing a bi-monthly meeting series designed to connect you with other women in the region from a variety of industries to network and learn together. The webinar series will cover a variety of topics chosen to be relevant to working professionals. Although our focus is...

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Fee: No Cost