UW-Milwaukee Classes

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Statewide Online Events

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


ETP

October 21, 2021 | 5:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

ETP is an intensive business-planning training program designed to help participants who want to start a new business, grow an existing business, or make a substantial business pivot that requires viewing the business with a new perspective.

The focus of the program is to help you complete...

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Fee: $99.00



Enhancing Farm Revenues with Conservation Practices and Ecosystem Services

October 26, 2021 | 12:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Food Finance Institute

Topic: Financing

Farmers interested in implementing conservation practices, or providing other ecosystem services, may find themselves eligible for additional revenue streams. In this webinar, we'll talk about NRCS initiatives that provide cost-shares and rental payments, as well as several up-and-coming benefits...

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Fee: No Cost



Navigating Difficult Conversations

October 26, 2021 | 9:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Sooner or later, each of us needs to have a conversation with someone or we end up in a conversation that is challenging for us and the other party. This difficult conversation might involve saying "no" to your boss, giving constructive feedback to a co-worker, dealing with an upset customer, res...

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Fee: $269.00



Innovation Funding with the Air Force

October 28, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Over $100,000 is available from the state and more than $1,000,000 is available in Air Force federal funding for innovative solutions that enhance missions and sustainability. From analytics to education, the Air Force is promoting open topics for a diverse range of innovations.

The C...

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Fee: No Cost



QuickBooks Online

October 28, 2021 | 4:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a training program that will demonstrate how to use this accounting software system to help manage the financial side of your business. The program will show participants how this software system helps a business: . Perform general ledger accounting activities, includin...

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Fee: No Cost



Outreach For Introverts

November 2, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Money is exchanged through people. And we know that people do business with people they know, like, and trust. In fact, 85% of jobs are filled through networking, and 60% of small business sales come from referrals.

But if the thought of going to networking events makes your skin crawl, or...

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Fee: No Cost



Hiring to Retain

November 3, 2021 | 1:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Too often, managers look at the hiring process from a technical standpoint. Yet behavioral fit is just as important - if not moreso. Hiring a staff member who does not fit behaviorally can slow down your whole team and lead to high financial and time costs in the form of rehiring and retraining n...

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Fee: No Cost



Hire Badgers: Bringing Two-Way Value to a Student Work Experience

November 8, 2021 | 2:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Did you know that the UW-Madison Work-Study Program, previously reserved for on-campus and non-profit organizations, has recently been expanded to small businesses - and even covers 75% of the wages earned? Or that many UW-Madison students pursue internship opportunities as a way to develop new s...

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Fee: No Cost



NSF Presubmission Panel Review

November 9, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Do you plan to submit to NSF early this winter? 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 December clo...

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Fee: No Cost



The Employment Imperative: Tackling Workforce Challenges

November 9, 2021 | 1:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

If you've noticed challenges with hiring employees in the last few years, you are not alone. Businesses across the state of Wisconsin have struggled with recruitment and hiring in a wide range of industries, and a variety of environmental, historical, and economic factors have lead us to these ch...

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Fee: No Cost



Leading with Emotional Intelligence

November 11, 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



First Steps to Starting a Food Product Business - Session 1

November 15, 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 told them at the beginning...

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Fee: $25.00



First Steps to Starting a Business

November 22, 2021 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-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.

  • Developing a lean or visual business plan to help clarify your business idea
  • ...
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Fee: $25.00



Fearless Performance Management

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

Topic: Managing Employees

The performance management - or employee feedback - process is one that can fill many managers and employees alike a sense of dread. However, with the right skills and mindset, this process can become a collaborative form of two-way communication that reduces anxiety and sets everyone up for succ...

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Fee: $284.00



Project Management Essentials: The Must Know Tactics for Ensuring Every Project is a Success!

November 30, 2021 | 2:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

Why does it seem like such a struggle to get our projects across the finish line? Why do project tasks always seem to take longer than they should? How do we manage and adapt to changing conditions that arise during a project? These are common challenges faced by anyone who leads or manages pr...

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Fee: No Cost



Selling With Nostalgia

November 30, 2021 | 3:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

There are many options available in choosing a CRM software platform for your business. Learn the differences between the various CRM packages as well as differences in versions within each platform.  Make software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they pertain to you...

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Fee: No Cost



December - First Steps to Starting a Business

December 1, 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



QuickBooks - An Introduction to Accounting Software

December 2, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

This program will introduce you to QuickBooks, an accounting software system used by many small businesses. It will provide details on the accounting software and options for using this software system, including its various functions that: . Perform general ledger accounting activities, includ...

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Fee: No Cost



Superior Visions - Supporting the 3 C's: Culture, Connection & Camaraderie

December 7, 2021 | 8:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior

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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Fee: No Cost



Think your company is too big for SBIR funding?

December 7, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

If your company is involved in doing things high-risk/high reward projects that don't qualify for internal funding, development of a technology that is in-licensed and/or evolving a new product idea jointly with another company, you may be able to use the SBIR/STTR programs to supplement your int...

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Fee: No Cost



Selling With Nostalgia

December 8, 2021 | 8:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

There are many options available in choosing a CRM software platform for your business. Learn the differences between the various CRM packages as well as differences in versions within each platform.  Make software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they pertain to you...

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Fee: No Cost



QuickBooks Online

December 9, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a training program that will demonstrate how to use this accounting software system to help manage the financial side of your business. The program will show participants how this software system helps a business: . Perform general ledger accounting activities, includin...

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Fee: No Cost



NIH Presubmission Panel Review

December 13, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Do you plan to submit to NIH this winter? 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 January deadline. ...

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Fee: No Cost



Selling With Nostalgia

December 16, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

There are many options available in choosing a CRM software platform for your business. Learn the differences between the various CRM packages as well as differences in versions within each platform.  Make software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they pertain to you...

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Fee: No Cost



NSF Proposal Preparation Workshop

January 12, 2022 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

You've thoroughly read the solicitation and planned your NSF SBIR or STTR project; now it's time to prepare the actual application. This webinar takes you through necessary steps for collecting the application information and completing the proposal components. In addition, it provides practical...

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Fee: No Cost

Contact the SBDC at UW-Milwaukee

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