Events

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.

ETP - Door County (Spring 2020)

SBDCJanuary 20, 2020 | 6 PM | Door County Economic Development Corporation, Door County Economic Development Corporation, Sturgeon Bay

Topic: Start-up Assistance


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, especially to attract financing from lenders or investors. The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is ...

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Fee: $250.00



BES: Managing Your Online Presence (Marshfield)

SBDCJanuary 28, 2020 | 8 AM | Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Marshfield


2020 Business Education Series: Managing Your Online Presence With the ever changing internet landscape and increased competition, learn tips and techniques on how to effectively use your time and resources to manage your online business presence. Platforms discussed will include website, G...

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Fee: No Cost



ETP - Spring 2020 Eau Claire

SBDCJanuary 28, 2020 | 6 PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Topic: Business Basics


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

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Fee: $250.00



BES: Managing Your Online Presence (Stevens Point)

SBDCFebruary 4, 2020 | 7 AM | Portage County Business Council, Stevens Point


2020 Business Education Series: Managing Your Online Presence With the ever changing internet landscape and increased competition, learn tips and techniques on how to effectively use your time and resources to manage your online business presence. Platforms discussed will include website, G...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Business Success

SBDCFebruary 5, 2020 | 6 PM | 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...

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Fee: No Cost



Critical Thinking and Decision Making Skills

SBDCFebruary 6, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, Room 124, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees


Most people struggle and fret over important decisions and then spend considerable time second guessing or reversing their decisions. This behavior tends to erode their respect and credibility in a work environment. It also leads to high stress and an inability to perform work efficiently and ef...

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Fee: $249.00



Time Management: Work Smarter, Not Harder

SBDCFebruary 7, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, Room 124, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees


This class offers help for those who work in a rush, crisis, put out fires everyday mode. Do you know what the major time wasters are in corporations and how to combat them? Are you running from meeting to meeting then finding 100 emails, 50 text messages and a dozen voicemails awaiting you? L...

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Fee: $249.00



ETP - Parkside

SBDCFebruary 10, 2020 | 6 PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside, Room D127 Molinaro Hall, Kenosha

Topic: Business Basics


ETP is an intensive six-month process 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 is a grant-based program presented in cooperation with Wisconsin Economic Deve...

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Fee: $250.00



Orientation - Entrepreneurial Training Program (Stevens Point)

SBDCFebruary 11, 2020 | 5 PM | Location To Be Announced, TBA


Find out if ETP is right for you! Want to know what the Entrepreneurial Training Program is all about? You're in luck! We are hosting an orientation for those interested in the program and for those that have already registered. Meet the instructor and the Small Business Development Center...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Business - Wausau

SBDCFebruary 12, 2020 | 6 PM | Entrepreneurial and Education Center, Wausau


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 res...

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Fee: No Cost



BES: Managing Your Online Presence (Merrill)

SBDCFebruary 13, 2020 | 8 AM | Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce & Information Center, Merrill


2020 Business Education Series: Managing Your Online Presence With the ever changing internet landscape and increased competition, learn tips and techniques on how to effectively use your time and resources to manage your online business presence. Platforms discussed will include website, G...

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Fee: No Cost



Leadership Essentials & Coaching

SBDCFebruary 13, 2020 | 8 AM | 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 coachin...

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Fee: $259.00



Fearless Performance Reviews

SBDCFebruary 13, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, Room 124, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees


Conducting performance reviews is often the most difficult part of managing others. How do you transform the traditional and often fear-inducing performance review into a more collaborative process? Learn about the Great Performance Management Cycle, methods for setting SMART goals, techniques ...

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Fee: $249.00



Orientation - Entrepreneurial Training Program (Antigo)

SBDCFebruary 13, 2020 | 5 PM | Northcentral Technical College - Antigo Campus, Antigo


Find out if ETP is right for you! Want to know what the Entrepreneurial Training Program is all about? You're in luck! We are hosting an orientation for those interested in the program and for those that have already registered. Meet the instructor and the Small Business Development Center...

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Fee: No Cost



Surviving Difficult Conversations

SBDCFebruary 14, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, Room 124, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees


During this highly interactive workshop, you will learn a set of powerful models, tools, and techniques for approaching difficult conversations with confidence and composure. When emotions run high and there is a lot on the line, you want to be able guide these difficult conversations toward pro...

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Fee: $249.00



BES: Managing Your Online Presence (Wausau)

SBDCFebruary 18, 2020 | 3 PM | UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, Wausau


2020 Business Education Series: Managing Your Online Presence With the ever changing internet landscape and increased competition, learn tips and techniques on how to effectively use your time and resources to manage your online business presence. Platforms discussed will include website, G...

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Fee: No Cost



Orientation - Entrepreneurial Training Program (Wausau)

SBDCFebruary 18, 2020 | 5 PM | Entrepreneurial and Education Center, Wausau


Find out if ETP is right for you! Want to know what the Entrepreneurial Training Program is all about? You're in luck! We are hosting an orientation for those interested in the program and for those that have already registered. Meet the instructor and the Small Business Development Center...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program (Stevens Point)

SBDCFebruary 18, 2020 | 5 PM | Location To Be Announced, TBA


MAKE AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS - REGISTER FOR THE ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING PROGRAM The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is offered by the UW-Stevens Point Small Business Development Center. The class will be held at the UW-Stevens Point main campus. It is a 9 week course ...

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Fee: $1000.00



Communication & Delegation

SBDCFebruary 20, 2020 | 8 AM | 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 sess...

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Fee: $309.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program (Antigo)

SBDCFebruary 20, 2020 | 5 PM | Northcentral Technical College - Antigo Campus, Antigo


MAKE AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS - REGISTER FOR THE ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING PROGRAM The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is offered by the UW-Stevens Point Small Business Development Center. The class will be held at the Northcentral Technical College - Antigo campus. It i...

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Fee: $1000.00



Problem Solving and Decision Making

SBDCFebruary 25, 2020 | 12 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing a Business


In the fast-paced world of business, there is a constant need to make decisions quickly and often. Taking the right course of action in the face of any challenge or improving the level of quality we provide to our customers requires the development of a core set of skills. This program introduce...

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Fee: $259.00



Strategic Planning

SBDCFebruary 26, 2020 | 12 PM | UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield, Marshfield


Learn how your mission, vision, and values drive your daily action steps and ultimately your success as a business. Free lunch provided. Must pre-register.
Speaker: Todd Kuckkahn, Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker & Melissa Meschke, Small Business Development Center Director
C...

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Fee: No Cost



BES: Managing Your Online Presence (Waupaca)

SBDCFebruary 27, 2020 | 8 AM | Waupaca Area Chamber, Waupaca


2020 Business Education Series: Managing Your Online Presence With the ever changing internet landscape and increased competition, learn tips and techniques on how to effectively use your time and resources to manage your online business presence. Platforms discussed will include website, G...

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Fee: No Cost



Positive Power Plays:Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

SBDCFebruary 27, 2020 | 8 AM | 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 ...

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Fee: $259.00



Website Basics for Business

SBDCFebruary 27, 2020 | 4 PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, Room 124, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Marketing and Sales


Learn a specific 10-step process to getting your business Web site online. Everything from how to register a domain name to learning how to accept payments. More specifically, this 2.5 hour workshop will cover the following topics: - Develop a budget - Register domain name - Select a W...

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Fee: $30.00



Succession Planning

SBDCMarch 4, 2020 | 12 PM | UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield, Marshfield


Learn the importance of key person, family, and owner planning when it comes to the future success of your business.
Speaker: Todd Kuckkahn, Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker & Melissa Meschke, Small Business Development Center Director
Co-Sponsor: UW-Stevens Point Continuing ...

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Fee: No Cost



BES: Managing Your Online Presence (Webinar)

SBDCMarch 10, 2020 | 8 AM | Online


2020 Business Education Series: Managing Your Online Presence With the ever changing internet landscape and increased competition, learn tips and techniques on how to effectively use your time and resources to manage your online business presence. Platforms discussed will include website, G...

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Fee: No Cost



Covey Effective Presentation Skills

SBDCMarch 10, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees


Taught as a one-day, facilitator-led program, the Effective Presentation Skills workshop helps individuals learn how to: Identify the presentation objectives, audience needs, and expectations Use the "Presentation Planner" tool Leverage powerful business communication and persuasion strategies,...

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Fee: $359.00



Recruitment and Retention

SBDCMarch 11, 2020 | 12 PM | UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield, Marshfield


Study the five-step talent engagement cycle to understand the importance of early and continuous engagement in recruiting and retaining your best employees.
Speaker: Todd Kuckkahn, Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker & Melissa Meschke, Small Business Development Center Director
C...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Business - Marshfield

SBDCMarch 11, 2020 | 6 PM | 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 res...

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Fee: No Cost



BES: Managing Your Online Presence (Antigo)

SBDCMarch 12, 2020 | 8 AM | Northcentral Technical College - Antigo Campus, Antigo


2020 Business Education Series: Managing Your Online Presence With the ever changing internet landscape and increased competition, learn tips and techniques on how to effectively use your time and resources to manage your online business presence. Platforms discussed will include website, G...

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Fee: No Cost



Human Resources for the Non-HR Professional - Laws

SBDCMarch 12, 2020 | 8 AM | 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. This ...

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Fee: $149.00



Human Resources for the Non-HR Professional - Common Issues

SBDCMarch 19, 2020 | 8 AM | 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. This ...

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Fee: $149.00



Supervisory Management One

SBDCMarch 19, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, Room 124, 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.
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Fee: $489.00



Building a Wix Website

SBDCMarch 19, 2020 | 4 PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, Room 124, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Marketing and Sales


This class is a hands-on opportunity to build your own Wix website under the guidance of a professional web developer. The first session (on March 19) will help participants create their Wix account; choose a template; and learn how to use the editor to build pages; add text, images, and links;...

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Fee: $169.00



BES: Choosing the Right Small Business Accounting Software (Marshfield)

SBDCMarch 24, 2020 | 8 AM | Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Marshfield


2020 Business Education Series: Choosing the Right Small Business Accounting Software Learn the differences between the various accounting packages as well as differences in versions within each platform. Make accounting software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they...

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Fee: No Cost



Fearless Leading for Performance & Accountability

SBDCMarch 24, 2020 | 8 AM | 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 pe...

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Fee: $274.00



Business Valuation and Buy-Sell Agreements

SBDCMarch 26, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing a Business


This half day class will help you understand how businesses are valued (and it's not what you hear on the street), what you can do to increase the value in your business and why, if you are not the sole owner, the buy-sell agreement is critical and needs to speak to all six triggering events.

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Fee: $149.00



Leading with Emotional Intelligence

SBDCMarch 31, 2020 | 8 AM | 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...

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Fee: $289.00



Launch into Leadership

SBDCApril 1, 2020 | 8 AM | 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 ...

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Fee: $259.00



Leader Coach or Critic

SBDCApril 7, 2020 | 8 AM | 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, maximi...

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Fee: $259.00



First Steps to Starting a Business - Stevens Point

SBDCApril 8, 2020 | 6 PM | 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 res...

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Fee: No Cost



BES: Choosing the Right Small Business Accounting Software (Antigo)

SBDCApril 16, 2020 | 8 AM | Northcentral Technical College - Antigo Campus, Antigo


2020 Business Education Series: Choosing the Right Small Business Accounting Software Learn the differences between the various accounting packages as well as differences in versions within each platform. Make accounting software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they...

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Fee: No Cost



Lead with Integrity

SBDCApril 16, 2020 | 8 AM | 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...

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Fee: $249.00