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Statewide Online Events

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


October - First Steps to Starting a Business

October 5, 2022 | 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



Innovation Funding for Your Small Business

October 7, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

R&D funding for small businesses is challenging to find but there is a federal funding program that invites companies to use the funds to de-risk technology. The Federal SBIR/STTR programs award over $3.7 billion in R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses. The process is com...

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Fee: No Cost



From Side Hustle to Small Business

October 10, 2022 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT

Have you been thinking about turning your hobby into a business, but aren't sure where to start? Do you have a side hustle that's grown and you want to explore next steps? Are you interested in learning more about how to explore a business idea you have? This sess...

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Fee: No Cost



October 2022 Quarterly Food-Focused Trends Talk

October 10, 2022 | 1:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Food Finance Institute

There is always a lot going on in the food, farm, and food systems industries, especially after the economic downfall brought on by COVID-19. So, after a newfangled 2021, you are likely wondering what trends are driving consumer behavior and new product development for these industries in 20...

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Fee: No Cost



QuickBooks Online Workshop (Virtual)

October 20, 2022 | 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 basic...

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Fee: $79.00



Start Strong Strategies: Build Your Business Blueprint

October 25, 2022 | 4:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Start Strong Strategies" series to help individuals effectively build a strong business. Participants will learn the basics of a financial business plan and business structure. Each workshop will provide basic in...

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Fee: No Cost



Value Planning for the Future

October 26, 2022 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

https://sbdc.wisc.edu/manage-your-business/value-planning/

For a business owner, retirement often translates into selling your business. Even if you never plan on selling, building your business as though you will sell someday will ensure more efficient operations, clearer business trends,...

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Fee: $149.00



Start Strong Strategies: Foundations in Financial Business Planning

November 1, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Basics

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Start Strong Strategies" series to help individuals effectively build a strong business. Participants will learn the basics of a financial business plan and business structure. Each workshop will provide basic in...

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Fee: No Cost



QuickBooks - An Introduction to Accounting Software

November 1, 2022 | 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



Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand Series Fall 2022 - Website Basics

November 9, 2022 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Marketing and Sales

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand series" to help you get your business where it needs to be. Workshop activities include creating a website, growing your social media following, and working on y...

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Fee: No Cost



Hire Badgers: Student Staffing Opportunities for Small Business

November 14, 2022 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

The UW-Madison Work-Study Program recently expanded to include small businesses to the list of approved organizations to hire UW-Madison students. If you've ever wondered about hiring a UW-Madison student, this session is for you! We'll discuss the differences between the Work-Study Program and s...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Small Business

November 14, 2022 | 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. Taught by industry experts, the class covers: coming up with your business idea, market research, business feasibility, financing, and business ...

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Fee: $25.00



Farm Financial Management Boot Camp

November 15, 2022 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Food Finance Institute

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 Camps are multi-day events limited ...

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Fee: $500.00



QuickBooks Online

November 15, 2022 | 12:00PM | 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



Wisconsin Tax Seminar for New Businesses

November 15, 2022 | 1:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Tax Planning

In this New Business Seminar, hosted by The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) you will gain a basic understanding of Wisconsin's tax laws. https://sbdc.wisc.edu/manage-your-business/tax-seminar-new-biz/


Speaker: Wisconsin Department of Revenue


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Fee: No Cost



2023 HR Trends: Presented by QTI

November 16, 2022 | 11:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Through their annual HR Trends Survey, QTI aims to provide businesses with critical HR insights by providing guidance on topics such as compensation, benefits, careers, employee well-being, diversity and inclusion, and workforce planning. For over a decade, the results of their HR Trends survey h...

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Fee: No Cost



Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand Series Fall 2022 - Introduction to SEO

November 29, 2022 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Marketing and Sales

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand series" to help you get your business where it needs to be. Workshop activities include creating a website, growing your social media following, and working on y...

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Fee: No Cost



Start Strong Strategies: Foundations in Financial Business Planning

December 6, 2022 | 4:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Basics

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Start Strong Strategies" series to help individuals effectively build a strong business. Participants will learn the basics of a financial business plan and business structure. Each workshop will provide basic in...

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Fee: No Cost



Updates and New Strategies for Hiring and Workforce

December 7, 2022 | 3:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Not being able to find employees is currently the number one problem facing most small businesses across multiple industries. This presentation will provide an overview of the current state of the labor market and some of the newer strategies other small business owners are using to manage t...

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Fee: No Cost



December - First Steps to Starting a Business

December 7, 2022 | 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
  • ...
Details

Fee: No Cost



Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand Series Fall 2022 - Introduction to Social Media

December 13, 2022 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Marketing and Sales

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand series" to help you get your business where it needs to be. Workshop activities include creating a website, growing your social media following, and working on y...

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Fee: No Cost



NIH Presubmission Panel Review

December 15, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Do you plan to submit to NIH in 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 review process to help you improve your SBIR/STTR proposal ahead of the September deadline. Thi...

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Fee: No Cost



Start Strong Strategies: Build Your Business Blueprint

December 15, 2022 | 4:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Start Strong Strategies" series to help individuals effectively build a strong business. Participants will learn the basics of a financial business plan and business structure. Each workshop will provide basic in...

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Fee: No Cost

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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.