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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FREE Comprehensive Business Resource Guide - Western WI

SBDCJanuary 1, 2020 | 12:00AM | Online

Topic: Business Basics

Critical guide for businesses at all stages. Includes: Business Planning & Start Up; Local Legal Resources; Financial Resources; Marketing and Market Research; Current Local Workshops; and much more. Please complete short registration to receive the comprehensive Western WI Business Resource Guide


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Fee: No Cost



Can You Squeeze More Money Out of Your Business?

SBDCJuly 16, 2020 | 9:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - River Falls, River Falls

Topic: Managing a Business

How Can You Squeeze More Money Out of Your Business? Join us for this interactive 30 min discussion outlining the most common places business leave money on the table and what can be done to capture the savings or revenue. This is a live event with a planned 15 min Q&A at the end. Open to members and non-members. Although the presentation is at no charge, registration is required. Registration will be closed an hour before the webinar begins. Registered attendees will receive a link to the webinar the day before the event.


Speaker: Karen Schaffhausen - SBDC Business Consultant, Ron Chisholm - SBDC Business Consultant, Troy Fox - Operational Leadership


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Fee: No Cost



BES: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget (Stevens Point)

SBDCAugust 4, 2020 | 7:30AM | Online

2020 Business Education Series: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget Utilize market analysis tools to narrow down on your target market and create customer avatars. Learn how to use the avatars and target market information to use your advertising dollars effective...

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Fee: No Cost



August - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCAugust 5, 2020 | 7:00PM | Online

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 Presubmission Review

CTCAugust 10, 2020 | 12:00PM | Center For Technology Commercialization, Madison

Do you plan to submit to NIH or NSF this 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 or NSF review process to help you improve your SBIR/STTR proposal ahead of the Se...

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Fee: No Cost



BES: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget (Merrill)

SBDCAugust 13, 2020 | 8:00AM | Online

2020 Business Education Series: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget Utilize market analysis tools to narrow down on your target market and create customer avatars. Learn how to use the avatars and target market information to use your advertising dollars effective...

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Fee: No Cost



BES: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget (Wisconsin Rapids)

SBDCAugust 19, 2020 | 8:00AM | Online

2020 Business Education Series: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget Utilize market analysis tools to narrow down on your target market and create customer avatars. Learn how to use the avatars and target market information to use your advertising dollars effective...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Business Success

SBDCAugust 19, 2020 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - River Falls, 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 do I market my business? What is the process to get start up funds? Class will include discussion, worksheets and a panel of experts to make sure you have resources for your next steps.


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Fee: No Cost



BES: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget (Marshfield)

SBDCAugust 25, 2020 | 8:00AM | Online

2020 Business Education Series: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget Utilize market analysis tools to narrow down on your target market and create customer avatars. Learn how to use the avatars and target market information to use your advertising dollars effective...

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Fee: No Cost



Lead with Integrity

SBDCAugust 27, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, Room 124, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

Great leaders are people of integrity and live their lives in accordance with a value system. Great leaders also have a combination of traits that help inspire people to do and be their best. Learn why it is important to gain clarity (your Core Values) on who you are and the positive, affirming leader you strive to be. Specific tools will be taught enabling you to live by those values on a daily basis.


Speaker: Stacy Shapiro
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or canc...

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Fee: $249.00



BES: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget (Webinar)

SBDCSeptember 8, 2020 | 8:00AM | Online

2020 Business Education Series: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget Utilize market analysis tools to narrow down on your target market and create customer avatars. Learn how to use the avatars and target market information to use your advertising dollars effective...

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Entrepreneurial Training Program

SBDCSeptember 8, 2020 | 6:00PM | 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 willing to pay for it. Don't make costly mistakes because you don't know the 'business' of doing business. At the end of this class you will have a comprehensive and executable business plan with 3 years of financial projections - plus the confidence and savvy to pull it off! Class takes place at the Hudson campus, 2501 Hanley, Hudson.


Class is held at our Hudson Center, 2501 Hanley, Hudson, WI 54016.


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Fee: $250.00



First Steps to Starting a Business - Marshfield

SBDCSeptember 9, 2020 | 6:30PM | Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Marshfield

Thinking of starting a business but don't know where to begin? Join us for one of our upcoming First Steps to Starting a Business classes. Taught by experienced business owners, the class covers the following topics: - Coming up with your business idea - Prescreening your idea - Market rese...

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Fee: No Cost



Supervisory Management One

SBDCSeptember 10, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, 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.


Speaker: Scott Dickmeyer
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or ca...

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Fee: $489.00



BES: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget (Wausau)

SBDCSeptember 15, 2020 | 3:00PM | UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, Wausau

2020 Business Education Series: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget Utilize market analysis tools to narrow down on your target market and create customer avatars. Learn how to use the avatars and target market information to use your advertising dollars effective...

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Fee: No Cost



BES: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget (Antigo)

SBDCSeptember 17, 2020 | 8:00AM | Northcentral Technical College - Antigo Campus, Antigo

2020 Business Education Series: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget Utilize market analysis tools to narrow down on your target market and create customer avatars. Learn how to use the avatars and target market information to use your advertising dollars effective...

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Launch into Leadership

SBDCSeptember 21, 2020 | 9:30AM | Online

Topic: Managing Employees

This live, virtual course will provide opportunities for participants to interact with each other and spread their learning across the week. Participants will be asked to complete brief reflections before class and to actively participate. If technically feasible, participants will also be asked to keep their cameras on during the sessions to facilitate a cohort experience.


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Fee: $269.00



BES: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget (Waupaca)

SBDCSeptember 23, 2020 | 8:00AM | Waupaca Area Chamber, Waupaca

2020 Business Education Series: How to Understand Your Market and Advertise to Them on a Budget Utilize market analysis tools to narrow down on your target market and create customer avatars. Learn how to use the avatars and target market information to use your advertising dollars effective...

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Fee: No Cost



SHRM

SBDCSeptember 23, 2020 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Prepare with the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Madison's SHRM Learning System for CP/SCP course.Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP?) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP?). Ensure you're prepared with our course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success


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Fee: $1250.00



Supervisory Management Two

SBDCSeptember 24, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

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 work group.


Speaker: Scott Dickmeyer
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or c...

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Fee: $489.00



OnBoarding Right from the Start

SBDCSeptember 29, 2020 | 9:00AM | Online

Topic: Managing Employees

As a Hiring Manager, you put a lot of time and energy into finding and hiring the right person. This class includes the reasons why you need to put as much effort into making sure they succeed. Onboarding is the process of integrating a new employee into your company and giving them the tools, information, and introductions they will need to succeed in their new job. You will learn the onboarding process and research that supports how a good onboarding program can boost employee retention and help avoid costs. You will leave the class with tips for onboarding remotely or in-person, and resources that you can fast adapt to help your employee succeed.


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Business Valuation: Building Value Beyond the Numbers

SBDCOctober 1, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

Business owners who want to learn about business valuation, ways to increase the value of their business, or why you need a buy/sell agreement and what should this agreement include so you can sleep at night.


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Fee: $159.00



ETP

SBDCOctober 1, 2020 | 5:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

ETP is an intensive business planning training program designed to help qualified applicants wanting to start a business or grow an existing business, and who want to write a high-quality business plan suitable for presentation to a bank. This program is a comprehensive combination of courses, business plan development and optional individual counseling, and is available for start-up ventures or business expansion. In this program, you will use the Business Model Canvas to identify your customers and determine their needs. You will analyze that information and incorporate it into a feasible business plan on a timely basis.


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Fee: $250.00



BizSmart

SBDCOctober 1, 2020 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Biz Smart Training for Entrepreneurs Class includes an overview of the business areas crucial to planning and running your business. The class then helps you apply them to a business plan that you can use as a roadmap for your business. This program is meant for entrepreneurs who are just starting out, need a refresher of the business basics or need to update or write a business plan. Biz Smart is also the class that participants in our Entrepreneurial Training Program attend. Each class includes 75-90 minutes of expert advice followed by 30-60 minutes of practical application.


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Fee: $399.00



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

SBDCOctober 6, 2020 | 8:00AM | Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Marshfield

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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Stress Reduction, Balance & Healthy Living

SBDCOctober 8, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

This session focuses on specific techniques to help you stay physically healthy and mentally balanced by controlling your daily thoughts from the time you get up in the morning to the time you go to bed at night. Medical research studies in the field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) have clearly demonstrated that your mental attitude has a direct and immediate impact on your energy level, immune system and productivity. Some of this striking research from the Rochester Institute of Technology will be presented along with practical daily techniques. You will learn the dangers of: mental chatter, fake news, keeping up with the Joneses syndrome, how to use thought substitution, the power of "I Am," affirmations, goal setting and vision boards.


Speaker: Michael Kiefer
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or ca...

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Fee: $249.00



New Economy Supervision: Modern Methods for Today's Managers

SBDCOctober 9, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

People today are rapidly being moved from task-oriented positions to supervisory positions with little or no training. This session provides basic supervisory "boot camp" training to build confidence by providing core leadership skills to become a successful modern day supervisor or lead. Participants will learn: leadership concepts, building respect, credibility and trust, motivating others, people reading, and delegation skills. They will also learn: coaching, discipline, meeting management, and the importance of being a good role model. This session gives solid content for both new and experienced supervisors.


Speaker: Michael Kiefer
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or can...

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Fee: $249.00



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

SBDCOctober 13, 2020 | 8:00AM | Online

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



Launch into Leadership

SBDCOctober 13, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 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 one day workshop will get you going in the right direction with some fundamental skills and ideas for how to continue your growth as a supervisor and leader.


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Fee: $269.00



First Steps to Starting a Business - Stevens Point

SBDCOctober 14, 2020 | 6:30PM | Portage County Business Council, Stevens Point

Thinking of starting a business but don't know where to begin? Join us for one of our upcoming First Steps to Starting a Business classes. Taught by experienced business owners, the class covers the following topics: - Coming up with your business idea - Prescreening your idea - Market rese...

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Fee: No Cost



Leadership Essentials & Coaching

SBDCOctober 20, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

This class includes the reasons why good leadership is important by providing insight into the aspects of effective leadership, roles and responsibilities of a successful leader. You will learn strategies needed for dealing with change, supervisory styles and how to utilize mentoring and coaching as an effective performance tool


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Fee: $269.00



Reading Financial Statements

SBDCOctober 21, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Financing

Learn accounting terminology and the financial language of business management, how to read the three financial statements, and how management decisions impact your firm's financial future. Learn accounting jargon, bookkeeping basics, the three types of financial statements, and how your management decisions affect your firm's financial future.


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Fee: $159.00



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

SBDCOctober 22, 2020 | 8:00AM | Waupaca Area Chamber, Waupaca

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



Human Resources for the Non-HR Professional

SBDCOctober 22, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, 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.


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Fee: $269.00



Positive Power Plays:Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

SBDCOctober 27, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 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 that work is one of the best tools that leaders can use.


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Fee: $269.00



QuickBooks Workshop

SBDCOctober 27, 2020 | 9:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, Superior

QuickBooks is Intuit Inc's set of software solutions designed to manage payroll, inventory, sales and other needs of a small business. The software's features include marketing tools, merchant services, product and supplies and training solutions. In this session, you will learn: - The basic...

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Fee: $99.00



Analyzing & Interpreting Financial Statements

SBDCOctober 28, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

Use your financial statements to take advantage of opportunities, improve business performance and discover problem areas. Compare company performance to industry standards.


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Fee: $159.00



First Steps to Business Success

SBDCOctober 28, 2020 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - River Falls, 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 do I market my business? What is the process to get start up funds? Class will include discussion, worksheets and a panel of experts to make sure you have resources for your next steps.


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Fee: No Cost



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

SBDCOctober 29, 2020 | 8:00AM | Northcentral Technical College - Antigo Campus, Antigo

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



Supervisory Management Three

SBDCOctober 29, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

Communicating clear, specific expectations to people is critical for operational effectiveness. Giving feedback during day-to-day coaching sessions and during formal performance reviews is an essential skill. We discuss why there is resistance to performance assessment, how to establish job expectations, and how to conduct productive coaching sessions.


Speaker: Scott Dickmeyer
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or ca...

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Fee: $489.00



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

SBDCNovember 3, 2020 | 7:30AM | Portage County Business Council, 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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Communication & Delegation

SBDCNovember 3, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 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. You will take the DiSC Personal Profile and use the results to strengthen your business relationships. You will leave the session with a personal plan for improving your communication skills. The second half of the class will focus on developing delegation as a valuable skill that will allow you to enable your employees to willingly take more responsibility for performance and use their expanded authority well.


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Fee: $309.00



Budget & Profit Planning

SBDCNovember 4, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

Learn the steps in the budgeting process. Predict sales volumes, estimate expenses and assess different business strategies. Prerequisite: Basics of financial management and Using Financial Statements or equivalent experience.


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Fee: $159.00



Fearless Performance Management

SBDCNovember 5, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, 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 performance, conduct performance reviews, and develop performance improvement plans. Includes a copy of the book Fearless Performance Reviews by Jeff and Linda Russell.


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Fee: $284.00



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 idea - Licensing and taxing - Market research - Branding Participants will also receive a variety of materials to help start their business in addition to being introduced to several resources that can help them along the way. Register at https://cvent.me/zRBldl


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Managing Cash Flow

SBDCNovember 11, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Cash Flow Management

Forecast and manage cash inflows and outflows to ensure available cash when needed. Develop a cash-flow plan and budget. Understand the difference between short and long-term growth. Prerequisite: Basics of financial management and Using Financial Statements or equivalent experience.


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Fee: $159.00



First Steps to Starting a Business - Waupaca

SBDCNovember 11, 2020 | 6:30PM | Waupaca Area Chamber, Waupaca

Thinking of starting a business but don't know where to begin? Join us for one of our upcoming First Steps to Starting a Business classes. Taught by experienced business owners, the class covers the following topics: - Coming up with your business idea - Prescreening your idea - Market rese...

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Fee: No Cost



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

SBDCNovember 12, 2020 | 8:00AM | Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce & Information Center, Merrill

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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The Art of Delegation

SBDCNovember 12, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, 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 seminar covers the basics of delegation - identifying the "starting" conditions that ensure success, detailing the role that leaders play throughout the delegation process, and exploring common obstacles to effective delegation. During this seminar, you will learn the foundations of what you need to do to enable your employees to willingly take on more responsibility for performance and use their expanded authority effectively to benefit the company, the customers, and their own professional development.


Speaker: Jeff Russell
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or cance...

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Fee: $249.00



Leader Coach or Critic

SBDCNovember 12, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

This one-day class will help you improve your power as a coach, helping your people grow and adapt to today's dynamic business demands as they learn new tasks, adapt to change, and develop their capabilities for today and the future. Through better coaching, you'll enhance your retention, maximize productivity, and develop an efficient and motivated organization.


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Fee: $269.00



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 idea - Licensing and taxing - Market research - Branding Participants will also receive a variety of materials to help start their business in addition to being introduced to several resources that can help them along the way. Register at https://cvent.me/zRBldl


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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, 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 your own emotional intelligence.


Speaker: Jeff Russell
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or cance...

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Fee: $249.00



Business Tax Basics for Small Business

SBDCNovember 17, 2020 | 9:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Tax Planning

This class, developed for new business owners, is your chance to learn the basics of business taxes from Certified Public Accountants and Attorneys who are experts in the field. This information filled day 9:00 am - 2:30 pm is reasonably priced at $110 due to the generous assistance of our sponsors Porter & Sack, CPAs and Neider & Boucher, S.C. The class includes lunch and refreshments.


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Fee: $120.00



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

SBDCNovember 17, 2020 | 3:00PM | UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, Wausau

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 | Heart of Wisconsin Chamber, Wisconsin Rapids

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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Leading with Emotional Intelligence

SBDCNovember 19, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 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, the body and emotions affect each other, and then how to better manage your own emotions and the emotions of others so you can have clearer, more accurate communications that create cooperation and collaboration in the workplace. Each participant will complete an emotional intelligence assessment in class and will receive access to the online version of the assessment to complete in six months to measure their progress. This assessment reflects one's style or approach to emotions. Participants will also complete an assessment that will help them determine specific skills areas to develop for a higher EQ


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Fee: $299.00



Digital Marketing and Social Media Conference

SBDCDecember 8, 2020 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, 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. This one day conference includes four 90 minute sessions, a keynote marketing speaker, lunch and refreshments


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Fee: $299.00



First Steps to Business Success

SBDCDecember 9, 2020 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - River Falls, 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 do I market my business? What is the process to get start up funds? Class will include discussion, worksheets and a panel of experts to make sure you have resources for your next steps.


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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Business - Wisconsin Rapids

SBDCDecember 9, 2020 | 6:30PM | Heart of Wisconsin Chamber, Wisconsin Rapids

Thinking of starting a business but don't know where to begin? Join us for one of our upcoming First Steps to Starting a Business classes. Taught by experienced business owners, the class covers the following topics: - Coming up with your business idea - Prescreening your idea - Market rese...

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Fee: No Cost



Home Based Business Resource Guide

SBDCDecember 30, 2020 | 12:00AM | Online

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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Fee: No Cost



Business Owners Resource Guide

SBDCDecember 30, 2020 | 12:00AM | Online

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, 2020 | 12:00AM | Online

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



2020 Veteran Small Business Owners Resource Guide

SBDCDecember 30, 2020 | 12:00AM | Online

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



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