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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FREE Comprehensive Business Resource Guide - Western WI

SBDCJanuary 1, 2020 | 12:00AM | Online

Topic: Resources

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



Launch into Leadership

SBDCSeptember 21, 2020 | 9:30AM | Online

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 online 5 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



Farm Economic Opportunities and Trends

FFISeptember 22, 2020 | 1:00PM | Online

Topic: Business Basics

What's new in the farm economy? Actually, a lot.

In this session, Tera Johnson, the Director of the Food Finance Institute and Founder of teraswhey®, will talk about emerging economic opportunities in diversified farming. Once the domain of small dreamers, diversified farm enterprises are now becoming a more important dimension to many farm enterprises of all sizes, as well as economic drivers for rural communities. In this webinar, we'll talk about what these enterprises look like, how has COVID impacted them, and how rural communities can leverage them in their economic development strategies.

We hope you will join us from 1pm to 3pm CST on September 22nd!


Speaker: FFI Director, Tera Johnson


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Fee: No Cost



SHRM

SBDCSeptember 22, 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



Entrepreneurial Training Program - Fall 2020

SBDCSeptember 23, 2020 | 6:00PM | Online

We're going virtual!

Entrepreneurial Training Program - Fall 2020 September 23, 2020 - November 18, 2020 | 6:00 - 8:30 pm | Online

The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Superior. It is an ...

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Fee: $1000.00



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

SBDCSeptember 24, 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 - Fall 2020

SBDCSeptember 24, 2020 | 5:30PM | Online


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Fee: $1000.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program - Fall 2020

SBDCSeptember 24, 2020 | 5:30PM | Online

We're going virtual for fall!

Orientation: Thursday, September 17, 2020, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Class Dates: Thursdays, September 24 - November 19, 2020, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Fee: $1000.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program

SBDCSeptember 24, 2020 | 5:30PM | Online

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! This class is 'live' virtually - we will create a cohort feel with cohort benefits by utilizing Zoom chat rooms, breakouts and more!


Co-Sponsor: Offered in cooperation UW-Green Bay and UW-Stevens Point
Meeting link will be sent the week of 9/14. Class on 9/17 is orientation and you are encouraged but not required to attend.


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Fee: $250.00



BizSmart Sprint

SBDCSeptember 24, 2020 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Biz Smart Sprint is your introduction into the world of entrepreneurship. In this live, virtual 5-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 Canvas business planning tool, understanding your customers and market, developing a marketing strategy, legal and operational considerations, and financial basics.


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Fee: $249.00



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 | Online

Topic: Managing a Business

When a company is valued, it involves far more than looking at a financial statement and applying a multiple to a particular number on the income statement to arrive at a meaningful conclusion of value. Financial statements reflect the company's ability to utilize its assets historically, whereas value should reflect a company's capacity to generate future economic returns.


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Fee: $99.00



ETP-Parkside

SBDCOctober 5, 2020 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside, Room D127 Molinaro Hall, Kenosha

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Parkside. It is a 9 week course that 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 to more customers Develop a lender-ready business plan Use time, money, and resources wisely

Through instruction and guest speakers, the course serves those who are considering starting a business, owners of existing businesses struggling to get a handle on all the details, and those with successful companies they want to grow.

Find out if ETP is right for you. There is an orientation on Oct 5th 6pm to 7:30pm. Email Barb Fischer-Galley at to register.

Space in the course is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration Fee The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is offering qualified applicants Entrepreneurial Training Grants that cover most of the $1,000 course fee. The grant covers 75 percent of the tuition, reducing your cost to $250. Grant recipients must meet attendance requirements and complete a qualified business plan within 90 days of completion of the course or will otherwise be responsible for the remaining $750. Space in the course is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


Email Barb Fischer-Galley at for any information.


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Fee: $1000.00



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

SBDCOctober 6, 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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Superior Visions - The Pruitt Center's PERMANENT Model of Well-Being

SBDCOctober 6, 2020 | 8:30AM | Online

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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2021 HR Trends: New World of Work -- Are you keeping up?

SBDCOctober 6, 2020 | 9:00AM | Online

Topic: Managing Employees

The QTI Group's annual Human Resources Trends Survey collects data on talent attraction, retention, and engagement strategies from hundreds of employers. Key focus areas include compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion programs, talent development, and more. Come and learn how organizations are optimizing HR strategies to succeed in the new world of work.


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October - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCOctober 7, 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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Small Business Exit Strategies: Fundamentals of Buy - Sell Agreements

SBDCOctober 8, 2020 | 12:00AM | Online

Topic: Managing a Business

Buy/Sell Agreements are drafted by attorneys who incorporate important legal provisions. But what about those paragraphs dealing with the valuation provisions? How will the business be valued? How much does each partner receive? These become the most critical paragraphs when a triggering event occurs. While many buy-sell agreements only account for death or disability of an owner, there are many more triggering events that can happen. Before the event occurs, partners will want to discuss if the value should be determined or allocated differently


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Fee: $99.00



Basics of Starting a Tech-Based Business

CTCOctober 8, 2020 | 10:00AM | Online

Do you have an innovative idea with commercial potential? Researchers, clinicians and other staff members at Advocate Aurora Health are invited to join this webinar, which will provide an overview of the basics of starting a business and accessing funds to help bring technical innovations to...

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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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The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Unleash Your Business

SBDCOctober 13, 2020 | 5:00PM | Online

Topic: Managing a Business

Entrepreneurial Mindset - Unleash Your Business

"Problems are simply opportunities in disguise. This powerful concept holds the secret to an entrepreneurial mindset. It holds the keys to creating success, regardless of your circumstances. It is a concept that anyone can apply. It does not require unique abilities or special talent, power or privilege."

~ Clifton Taulbert, excerpted from Who Owns the Ice House?

The Ice House Entrepreneurial Mindset Program exposes participants to the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the limitless opportunities it can provide. It is perfect for both in-business and aspiring entrepreneurs. This experiential, problem-based learning program focuses on getting you to take action. Reframe your mindset to see the opportunities right in front of you and create solutions that propel you toward success.

Drawing on eight fundamental concepts, listed below, the course exposes participants to the underlying thought and process that enables entrepreneurs with limited resources to identify, evaluate, and transform new ideas into successful endeavors.

  1. Power of Choice
  2. Recognizing Opportunities
  3. Ideas into Action
  4. Pursuit of Knowledge
  5. Creating Wealth
  6. Building your Brand
  7. Creating Community
  8. The Power of Persistence

Each lesson contains video case studies featuring a variety of "unlikely" entrepreneurs who share their knowledge and experience, thus reinforcing the practical application of the core concepts. Participants are then immersed in real-world entrepreneurial experiences that enable them to develop and hone entrepreneurial attitudes and skills.

Video about The Entrepreneurial Mindset - Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

Key deliverables from this course include:

  • Perform Customer and Stakeholder Interviews
  • Discover entrepreneurial opportunities and potential solutions that can become revenue streams
  • Develop and hone entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors, and skills
  • Identify and overcome the self-limiting beliefs and ineffective ways of thinking and acting
  • Identify and interact with local entrepreneurs who can provide critical guidance and ongoing support

Now is the time to embrace this pivotal moment to re-envision and re-learn your business concept. Join us for a 8-week systematic approach to changing your mindset to recognize and create new and better opportunities to solve your customers' problems and challenges. The work is not hard but it takes perseverance and willingness to take action. Are you ready to unleash your business?

This program is presented by SBDC Milwaukee in partnership with Halfwassen & Associates, LLC and Connect Business Consulting SBDC Logo


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Fee: $349.00



Behavior Based Workplace Solutions Series Webinar

SBDCOctober 16, 2020 | 12:00PM | Online

Topic: Managing Employees

Behavior Based Workplace Solutions Series Webinar:

It is often said that engaged and empowered employees provide the ultimate return on investment. Yet, sometimes we miss the opportunity to step back from the daily grind and be intentional on how we focus on the needs of ourselves, our fellow employees and the operations that we support or lead. In this one-hour webinar, Ed Egan, a Work Process Coach, with 25+ years of experience and owner of Double E Workplace Solutions LLC will engage participants in a discussion focused on behavior-based, customizable, and cost-effective workplace solutions that enable organizational effectiveness, career development and personal growth. The courses we are planning over the next couple of months will focus on the following topics:

1-Employee Development Planning

2-Goal Setting for Continuous Improvement

3-Problem Solving by Identifying Root Causes


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When Cash is King: Understanding Cash Flow During COVID

SBDCOctober 20, 2020 | 9:30AM | Online

Topic: Cash Flow Management

Cash is the lifeforce of your business and being able to control your cash flow is one significant way you can take some of the uncertainty out of running your business.

The SBDC at UW-Madison is offering a free interactive webinar designed to provide you with a tool to help you forecast and plan your business cash flow, and the program instructor will walk you step-by-step how to use it. She will explain the process of forecasting and maximizing cash inflow and forecasting and minimizing cash outflow. You will be able to use this tool to gather necessary information and prepare a cash flow forecast on your own, or with the assistance of the SBDC.


Speaker: Beth Crowell
Online link will be sent one day in advance of class


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

SBDCOctober 22, 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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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 | Online

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



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

SBDCOctober 29, 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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Communication & Delegation

SBDCNovember 2, 2020 | 1:30PM | Online

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



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

SBDCNovember 3, 2020 | 7:30AM | 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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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.

Registration is free and encouraged - https://cvent.me/zRBldl


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Fearless Performance Management

SBDCNovember 9, 2020 | 9:30AM | Online

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 Food Products Business - 11/9/20

SBDCNovember 9, 2020 | 6:00PM | Online

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 told them at the beginning of their business venture. Here are some of the topics covered in this fast-paced virtual two-hour workshop. They will help you understand how to start a business before you start your journey and help guide you on how to create an original product and turn it into a moneymaker.

  • Envisioning what type of business works best for you?
  • Establishing a niche and market research to ensure a competitive advantage.
  • Writing a business plan that will be a roadmap for your structure and help you find funding.
  • Learning the responsibilities and regulatory requirements of the product you are producing.
  • Recordkeeping, and good food safety and manufacturing practices.

A virtual tour of the Superior Business Center is included and a personal tour can be scheduled, if desired.

Chef Arlene Coco is a professional culinarian, instructor, consultant, and experienced manufacturer of packaged value-added food products. Those skills, combined with operating and marketing her successful catering business, position her to be a valuable resource for future entrepreneurs.

Registration is free and encouraged - https://cvent.me/OKQxdR


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

SBDCNovember 12, 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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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



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.

Registration is free and encouraged - https://cvent.me/zRBldl


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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



Leading with Emotional Intelligence

SBDCNovember 17, 2020 | 8:30AM | Online

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



FFI Virtual Farm Business Boot Camp

FFINovember 17, 2020 | 9:00AM | Online

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 combines training, one-on-one consulting, and networking, taking entrepreneurs like you out of your day-to-day environment and giving you the tools you need to build a more resilient farm business. We recommend that you register two people from your business so you can work together on course content in the afternoon.

Submitting a registration request indicates your interest in attending a 4-day Boot Camp series, for farm boot camp both sessions run concurrently:

  • Part 1: November 17th and 18th
  • Part 2: November 19th and 20th

FFI is soliciting interest in Boot Camp through mid-to-late September and will confirm registration in late September. Once your registration request has been received you will be notified of whether or not you have been registered or wait listed for the event.

There is no cost to attend Boot Camp as funding for this work has been provided by a SBA Portability grant.


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

SBDCNovember 17, 2020 | 3:00PM | 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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BES: Using Your Business Plan to Run Your Business (Wisconsin Rapids)

SBDCNovember 18, 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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Superior Visions - Building Audience Engagement Through Remote Presentations

SBDCDecember 1, 2020 | 8:30AM | Online

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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December - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCDecember 2, 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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Digital Marketing and Social Media Conference

SBDCDecember 8, 2020 | 8:30AM | Online

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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NIH/NSF Presubmission Review

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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 told them at the beginning of their business venture. Here are some of the topics covered in this fast-paced virtual two-hour workshop. They will help you understand how to start a business before you start your journey and help guide you on how to create an original product and turn it into a moneymaker.

  • Envisioning what type of business works best for you?
  • Establishing a niche and market research to ensure a competitive advantage.
  • Writing a business plan that will be a roadmap for your structure and help you find funding.
  • Learning the responsibilities and regulatory requirements of the product you are producing.
  • Recordkeeping, and good food safety and manufacturing practices.

A virtual tour of the Superior Business Center is included and a personal tour can be scheduled, if desired.

Chef Arlene Coco is a professional culinarian, instructor, consultant, and experienced manufacturer of packaged value-added food products. Those skills, combined with operating and marketing her successful catering business, position her to be a valuable resource for future entrepreneurs.

Registration is free and encouraged - https://cvent.me/OKQxdR


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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 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.

Registration is free and encouraged - https://cvent.me/zRBldl


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Fee: No Cost



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 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.

Registration is free and encouraged - https://cvent.me/zRBldl


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Fee: No Cost



Superior Visions - Communication for Managing Others

SBDCFebruary 2, 2021 | 8:30AM | Online

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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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 told them at the beginning of their business venture. Here are some of the topics covered in this fast-paced virtual two-hour workshop. They will help you understand how to start a business before you start your journey and help guide you on how to create an original product and turn it into a moneymaker.

  • Envisioning what type of business works best for you?
  • Establishing a niche and market research to ensure a competitive advantage.
  • Writing a business plan that will be a roadmap for your structure and help you find funding.
  • Learning the responsibilities and regulatory requirements of the product you are producing.
  • Recordkeeping, and good food safety and manufacturing practices.

A virtual tour of the Superior Business Center is included and a personal tour can be scheduled, if desired.

Chef Arlene Coco is a professional culinarian, instructor, consultant, and experienced manufacturer of packaged value-added food products. Those skills, combined with operating and marketing her successful catering business, position her to be a valuable resource for future entrepreneurs.

Registration is free and encouraged - https://cvent.me/OKQxdR


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Fee: No Cost



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