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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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



NSF 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 NSF 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 NSF review process to help you improve your SBIR/STTR proposal ahead of the September deadline. This...

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Fee: No Cost



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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Fee: No Cost



FORWARD FEST: Is it the Real World? Or is it AI? An Entrepreneur's Introduction to AI

SBDCAugust 22, 2024 | 9:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

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Fee: No Cost



FORWARD FEST: From Side Hustle to Small Business

SBDCAugust 23, 2024 | 9:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

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Fee: No Cost



SBIR 101 Webinar

CTCAugust 27, 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



SBA Export Financing Tools

SBDCAugust 28, 2024 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin Small Business Development Center - State Office

Topic: Financing

Most U.S. banks view loans for exporters as risky. This makes it harder for you to get loans for things like day-to-day operations, advance orders with suppliers, and refinancing existing debts. That's why the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) created programs to provide lenders with up to...

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Fee: No Cost



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



Orientation - Virtual ETP Fall 2024

SBDCSeptember 11, 2024 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Topic: Managing a Business

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

Curious about what the Entrepreneurial Training Program entails? Join us for our upcoming orientations, designed for both prospective participants and those already registered.

At these sessions, you...

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Fee: No Cost



How to Craft a Value Proposition for our Small Business (DP-AM) - Virtual

SBDCSeptember 12, 2024 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Marketing and Sales

How to Craft a Value Proposition for Your Small Business

*Presented live, VIRTUALLY- 10:00-11:30AM, Thursday, Sept 12, 2024

A value proposition training helps small business owners create a clear and compelling statement that explains the value and benefits...

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Fee: $80.00



How to Craft a Value Proposition for our Small Business (DP-PM) - Virtual

SBDCSeptember 12, 2024 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Marketing and Sales

How to Craft a Value Proposition for Your Small Business

*Presented live, VIRTUALLY - 5:00-6:30AM, Thursday, Sept 12, 2024

A value proposition training helps small business owners create a clear and compelling statement that explains the va...

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Fee: $80.00



Orientation - Women-Only ETP Fall 2024

SBDCSeptember 12, 2024 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Topic: Managing a Business

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

Curious about what the Entrepreneurial Training Program entails? Join us for our upcoming orientations, designed for both prospective participants and those already registered.

At these sessions, you...

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Fee: No Cost



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



Orientation - Antigo ETP Fall 2024

SBDCSeptember 17, 2024 | 5:30PM | Northcentral Technical College - Antigo Campus, Antigo

Topic: Managing a Business

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

We are hosting an informational orientation for people who are inte...

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Fee: No Cost



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



Moving your Tech out of Academia: Resources, Funding, Lessons Learned

CTCSeptember 23, 2024 | 12:00PM | Discovery to Product (D2P), 1403 University Ave, Madison, WI, Madison, WI

Topic: Start-up Assistance

At this lunch and learn, hear from and interact with innovators and entrepreneurial ecosystem members about how to move your technology out of academia, with a focus on SBIR/STTR opportunities.

You'll hear directly from founders of UW-Madison spinouts in biotechnology, medical technology s...

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Fee: No Cost



SBIR 101 Webinar

CTCSeptember 24, 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



Build Your Business Networking Group

SBDCSeptember 24, 2024 | 3:00PM | St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center, River Falls

Topic: Managing a Business

Join us for a discussion with other local business owners who share their challenges and successes as they form relationships with each other and share resources that have been successful for them.
Speaker: TBD
Co-Sponsor:
By registering for this event, you give SBDC permission to use a...

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Fee: No Cost



NIH SBIR/STTR: Proposal Preparation Intensive

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

Topic: Start-up Assistance

This session is for UW-Madison and Wisconsin innovators (including faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students, and alumni) pursuing commercialization of research and technologies related to health and medicine.

For basic research advancing beyond the academic realm into p...

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Fee: No Cost



Developing a Brand Identity (DP-AM) - Virtual

SBDCSeptember 26, 2024 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Developing a Brand Identity

*Presented live, VIRTUALLY - 10:00 -11:30AM, Thursday, Sept 26, 2024

This training is designed for small business owners looking to develop a strong and cohesive brand identity. The training will cover key concepts such...

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Fee: $80.00



Developing a Brand Identity (DP-PM) - Virtual

SBDCSeptember 26, 2024 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Developing a Brand Identity

*Presented live, VIRTUALLY - 5:00-6:30PM, Thursday, Sept 26, 2024

This training is designed for small business owners looking to develop a strong and cohesive brand identity. The training will cover key concepts such as ...

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Fee: $80.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP)

SBDCSeptember 26, 2024 | 5:30PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

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Fee: $249.00



Supervisory Management Two

SBDCOctober 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



Launch Into Leadership

SBDCOctober 9, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

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Fee: $289.00



Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

SBDCOctober 24, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

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Fee: $289.00



How to Develop a Marketing Plan (DP-AM) - Virtual

SBDCOctober 24, 2024 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Marketing and Sales

How to Develop a Marketing Plan

*Presented live, VIRTUALLY - 10:00-11:30AM, Thursday, Oct 24, 2024

In this training module on developing a marketing plan, participants will learn about the essential components of a successful marketing plan. This will inclu...

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Fee: $80.00



How to Develop a Marketing Plan (DP-PM) - Virtual

SBDCOctober 24, 2024 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Marketing and Sales

How to Develop a Marketing Plan

*Presented live, VIRTUALLY -5:00-6:30PM, Thursday, Oct 24, 2024

In this training module on developing a marketing plan, participants will learn about the essential components of a successful marketing plan. This will include ...

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Fee: $80.00



Human Resources (HR) Basics for Non-HR Professionals (ONLINE)

SBDCOctober 29, 2024 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

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Fee: $289.00



Human Resources (HR) Basics for Non-HR Professionals

SBDCOctober 29, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

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Fee: $289.00



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

SBDCOctober 29, 2024 | 10:00AM | 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

*Presented live, VIRTUALLY- 10:00-11:30AM, TUESDAY, Oct 29, 2024

Sales is the lifeblood of any business, and small business owners ...

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Fee: $80.00



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

SBDCOctober 29, 2024 | 5:00PM | 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

*Presented live, VIRTUALLY - 5:00-6:30PM, TUESDAY, Oct 29, 2024

Sales is the lifeblood of any business, and small business owners n...

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Fee: $80.00



Intermediate Financial Management (ONLINE)

SBDCOctober 30, 2024 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

THIS CLASS IS ONLINE

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 informati...

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Fee: No Cost



Intermediate Financial Management

SBDCOctober 30, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

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 r...

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Fee: $359.00



Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

SBDCOctober 31, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

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Fee: $289.00



Communication & Delegation Skills

SBDCNovember 7, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

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Fee: $339.00



Mastering YouTube: Essential Secrets for Small Business Success (DP-AM) - Virtual

SBDCNovember 7, 2024 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Mastering YouTube: Essential Secrets for Small Business Success

*Presented live, VIRTUALLY - 10:00-11:30AM, Thursday, Nov 7, 2024

Description:

This training is designed exclusively for small business owners ...

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Fee: $80.00



Mastering YouTube: Essential Secrets for Small Business Success (DP-PM) - Virtual

SBDCNovember 7, 2024 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Mastering YouTube: Essential Secrets for Small Business Success

*Presented live, VIRTUALLY - 5:00-6:30PM, Thursday, Nov 7, 2024

Description:

This training is designed exclusively for small business owners aiming to leverage ...

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Fee: $80.00



Podcasting Mastery for Small Business Success: From Concept to Connection (DP-AM) - Virtual

SBDCNovember 14, 2024 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Podcasting Mastery for Small Business Success: From Concept to Connection

*Presented live, VIRTUALLY - 10:00-11:30AM, Thursday, Nov 14, 2024

Description:

This training is tailored for small business owners keen on harnessing...

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Fee: $80.00



Hire Badgers: Student Staffing Opportunities for Small Business

SBDCNovember 14, 2024 | 11:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

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Fee: No Cost



Leading with Emotional Intelligence

SBDCNovember 15, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

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Fee: $299.00



Introduction to Financial Management

SBDCNovember 18, 2024 | 4:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

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Fee: $259.00



Fearless Performance Management

SBDCDecember 3, 2024 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

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Fee: $304.00