UW-Stevens Point ETP Business Planning

The Entrepreneurial Training Program 9 Week

Business Plan Series


The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point provides the tools you need for business idea testing and business model improvement.

Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, 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 that want to grow.


The ETP program is an 8-9 week course that offers an easy to follow step-by-step process based on the Lean Startup Framework that shows you how to:

•    Answer the question -

     “Will people buy my product or service?”

•    Appeal to more customers

•    Quickly develop a lender ready

      business plan

•    Use time and money in smarter ways 


2017 Location and Dates

Fall 2017

  • Stevens Point (location to be determined), Tuesdays from September 26 - November 21, 6-9 p.m
  • Wausau at the Entrepreneurial & Education Center, Tuesdays from October 24 - December 19, 6-9 p.m. 

Veterans and their family (spouse/children) may be eligible for a stipend upon successful completion of ETP.  Call 715-346-3861 for more details.

Register early!


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% of the tuition, reducing your cost to $250.

Grant recipients must meet attendance requirements, complete a business plan within six months from start of course and participate in at least one hour of no-cost business consulting with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point. 


Sign Up

Space in the ETP is limited and will be filled on a first-come/first-served basis. Registration deadline is the start of class.


Download the registration form and application and mail both to UWSP/CE, 2100 Main St, Rm 032, Stevens Point, WI  54481 or call 715-346-3861 if you have questions.


Proven Impact

Since 2003, over 1,900 students have completed the class statewide with over 50% starting a new business or growing their existing business.