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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Build Your Business Monthly Networking

SBDCMay 28, 2024 | 3:00PM | St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center, River Falls

Topic: Financing

This month will feature Banker AMA-Ask Me Anything! Bring your questions about business loans, attaining credit or anything you need to know from expert commercial lenders from area banks.
Speaker: Krista Paulus-Security Financial Bank Rick Bonlender-Pillar Bank Miranda Green-Citizens State B...

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Fee: No Cost



Compelling Presentations: Learn to tell your innovation's story

CTCMay 30, 2024 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

All of us have sat through presentations or talks that seemed to be a waste of time. And though most of us can recognize things that make them bad, we aren't sure what to do to make them great. Sometimes, though, we see a presentation that is well thought through, informative and entertaining. "T...

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Federal Funding for Health and Bioscience Technologies R&D

CTCJune 4, 2024 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Do you have a health related or biotech technology, but need funding to advance?

Join this webinar and learn how to find and select health technology grant opportunities. Our expert will review how to find health and bioscience federal funding, including DHHS/NIH/BluePrint MedTech, BARDA, ...

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Fee: No Cost



Tapping the USDA Innovation Fund: SBIR/STTR

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

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Hear directly from an USDA Program Manager, Melinda Coffman, on how your innovation might be a fit for small business funding from the USDA!

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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Fee: No Cost



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



Preparing for America's Seed Fund Road Tour

CTCJune 25, 2024 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Government Contracting

Join BBCetc's expert in our virtual classroom and learn how to prepare for America's Seed Fund Road Tour when it comes to Madison, WI on July 18th. Attendees can expect to learn how to prepare for a one-on-one with the federal SBIR/STTR program directors and how to develop a compelling quad chart...

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Fee: No Cost



Build Your Business Monthly Networking

SBDCJune 25, 2024 | 3:00PM | St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center, River Falls

Topic: Managing a Business

The BYB-Build Your Business networking group-is a no-cost opportunity to meet with other local business owners for support, education and even mentorship if needed. This group meets monthly on the last Tuesday of the month and includes optional open networking after the "formal" meeting.

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SBIR 101 Webinar

CTCJune 28, 2024 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

$4.5 Billion dollars in product development is available, maybe to you! Learn more about how you might tap the largest seed fund in this brief overview (and how we can help for free).

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfe...

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Fee: No Cost



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....

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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

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 Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, known as "America's See...

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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...

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Fee: $289.00



SBIR 101 Webinar

CTCJuly 23, 2024 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

$4.5 Billion dollars in product development is available, maybe to you! Learn more about how you might tap the largest seed fund in this brief overview (and how we can help for free).

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfe...

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Fee: No Cost



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 ...

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Fee: $329.00



Supervisory Management Two

SBDCAugust 2, 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



NIH Presubmission Panel Review

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

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Do you plan to submit to NIH in September? 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 September deadline. This...

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Fee: No Cost



FORWARD FEST: Demystifying the Pro Forma: Building Financial Projections

SBDCAugust 21, 2024 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

By joining us for this overview session, you will build a solid foundation of concepts that can help you understand how to put real numbers to your dreams and learn the path to projections. Whether you plan to seek funding from a bank, determine the feasibility of your business idea, or explore n...

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Entrepreneurial Training Program

SBDCSeptember 10, 2024 | 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



Improving Work Ethic and Personal Responsibility (SM Elective)

SBDCSeptember 17, 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)

SBDCSeptember 17, 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



Entrepreneurial Training Program - IN-PERSON - Fall 2024 - Manitowoc County

SBDCSeptember 19, 2024 | 5:30PM | Progress Lakeshore, Manitowoc

Topic: Start-up Assistance

This ETP offering will be held in-person at Progress Lakeshore, Manitowoc.

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, espe...

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Fee: $50.00



NIH SBIR/STTR: Proposal Preparation Intensive

CTCSeptember 25, 2024 | 8:30AM | Memorial Union, Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

For basic research advancing beyond the academic realm into product development, the NIH provides non-dilutive federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The NIH SBIR/STTR programs award over $1.25 billion in R&...

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Fee: No Cost



Business Basics Bootcamp (DP) - Fall 2024 - Virtual

SBDCOctober 1, 2024 | 11:00AM | 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



Mastering Sales for Small Business Owners: An In-Depth Training on Effective Sales... (DP)

SBDCOctober 24, 2024 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Mastering Sales for Small Business Owners: An In-Depth Training on Effective Sales Strategies and Techniques

Sales is the lifeblood of any business, and small business owners need to be equipped with effective sales strategies and techniques to succeed in today's competitive market. This t...

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Fee: $80.00