UW-Madison Classes

Explore classes that will help you develop the skills you need for your business to thrive.

When Every Day Feels Like Monday: Motivating Yourself and Others in Uncertain Times

April 27, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Motivation is a key success factor in the workplace, yet the challenges of uncertain times can impact our productivity, focus, energy, and optimism. In this 3-part virtual workshop series, you will learn foundations of the neuroscience of human motivation, develop strategies for effectively deali...

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Fee: No Cost



Staying on Track: Time and Self Management

May 10, 2021 | 1:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

As COVID continues to impact our lives and our work environments, it can be difficult to stay focused on our work. It can feel like there is not much to be done to solve these challenges, but there are actions you can take to get  back on track. In this course, you will learn key insights into ...

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Fee: No Cost



Buy, Build or Sell: Deciding Next Steps for your Business

May 18, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

While there is no crystal ball that can tell you whether it's time to buy a business, build your business or sell/close your business, there are ways to monitor the financial performance of your company that can help guide your decisions. This class will help you understand how to analyze your b...

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Fee: $99.00



Fearless Performance Management

June 21, 2021 | 9:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Your company's success depends on the commitment of each and every member of your team. This 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 perform...

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Fee: $284.00



Enhancing Teamwork Together or Apart

July 13, 2021 | 1:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Teambuilding is the process of connecting individual contributing employees to form a team focused on accomplishing a specific purpose and goal. The hardest part of developing and maintaining a top-performing team can be knowing where to begin. This workshop has been developed to support leaders...

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Fee: No Cost



Leading with Emotional Intelligence

July 20, 2021 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - 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: $299.00



Communication Delegation Skills

July 26, 2021 | 1:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - 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: $309.00



Statewide Online Events

Explore the following online business education options that can be accessed from anywhere.


Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Training

April 29, 2021 | 11:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior

As the SBA prepares to launch the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) program within the next few weeks, we are bringing you information to start planning if this program is a fit for your business. This webinar will include program details such as eligibility, funding amount, allowable use ...

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Fee: No Cost



Gen Z Marketing Strategies

April 29, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Learn how to connect with this highly digital generation that likes it when companies keep it real and show their true colors. Review the social media platforms they use and the techniques for you to execute your marketing strategies to this upcoming generation.

Live-stream event. Wil...

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Fee: No Cost



Conversations with SBDC

May 4, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior

UW-Superior Center for Continuing Education is offering 10-15 minute recorded learning experiences that are hosted by locally-sourced professionals, titled Coffee Break Courses.

In Conversations with SBDC you will learn how to navigate your business during a ...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Food Product Business - 5/10/21

May 10, 2021 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-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 to...

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Fee: No Cost



QuickBooks Workshop

May 11, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

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 basics of...

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Fee: $99.00



NSF Presubmission Panel Review

May 12, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Do you plan to submit to NSF early this summer? 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 March close ...

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Patents & SBIR Data Rights

May 19, 2021 | 11:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Your IP strategy is critically important to your commercialization strategy. But how do SBIR Data rights fit into that strategy? Learn more about the impact and opportunity of SBIR Data rights in your overall funding and commercialization strategy at this webinar featuring Eric Blatt, IP...

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Fee: No Cost



Let's Talk Social - Social Media Planning, Analytics, and Canva

May 25, 2021 | 1:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Oshkosh

Topic: Marketing and Sales

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New to social media planning? The Digital Marketing Clinic at UW Oshkosh can help get you organized and on your ...

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Fee: No Cost



June - First Steps to Starting a Business

June 2, 2021 | 7:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

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



Let's Talk Social - Facebook and Instagram

June 29, 2021 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Oshkosh

Topic: Marketing and Sales

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Is your small business struggling with Instagram or Facebook social strategies? The Digital Marketing Clinic at UW Oshkosh can help...

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Fee: No Cost

Contact the SBDC at UW-Madison

Whether you’re not sure where to start or ready to make a leap, our experts are here to offer trusted insights and industry-specific advice. Get started with the SBDC, serving Wisconsin’s small businesses since 1980.