Southwest Wisconsin Classes

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

Statewide Online Events

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


Food-Focused Trends Talk

January 24, 2022 | 12:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Food Finance Institute

After a newfangled 2021, you are likely wondering what trends are driving consumer behavior and new product development for the food, farming, and food systems industries in 2022. On January 24th, FFI staff and special guests will share with you the major highlights! Your business or clients ...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Food Product Business - Session 2

January 24, 2022 | 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



Superior Visions - Integrating a Healthy Balance Between Work and Personal Life

February 1, 2022 | 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



February - First Steps to Starting a Business

February 2, 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



Food-Focused Sales & Distribution Planning Workshop

February 3, 2022 | 12:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Food Finance Institute

Topic: Business Basics

The MVP Series is about Maximizing [your business'] Value Potential. This series of workshops focuses on Accounting, Sales, Marketing, and Operations and will help you develop the details you need to scale and grow your business. Interested in all four workshops? Check out our four pack offer her...

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Fee: $100.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program Orientation (Virtual)

February 10, 2022 | 5:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Find out if the Entrepreneurial Training Program 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.

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Fee: No Cost



NSF Presubmission Panel Review

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

Do you plan to submit to NSF spring? 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 close of cycle...

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Fee: No Cost



Balancing the Leadership Scale: Maximizing Team & Individual Productivity

February 15, 2022 | 2:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

As leaders, we are often pulled in many directions at once, with critical tasks and functions competing for our attention. We're responsible for the success of our teams, but we also have our own projects and responsibilities. How do we ensure we're maximizing the return on the investment of our ...

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Fee: No Cost



SBIR/STTR Budgets

February 23, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Developing a proper budget for a grant or contract proposal should not be overlooked. A proper budget can be an effective tool in driving the project from start to finish. Be sure not to leave money on the table. This session will walk through the development of a project budget. Items covered...

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Fee: No Cost



Virtual ETP - Spring 2022

February 24, 2022 | 5:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

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Fee: $200.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program (Virtual)

February 24, 2022 | 5:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Orientation: Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Class Dates: Thursdays, February 24 - April 21, 2022 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

This is a virtual class.


The En...

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Fee: No Cost



The Employment Imperative: Tackling Workforce Challenges

March 10, 2022 | 9:00AM | 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



NIH Presubmission Panel Review

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

Do you plan to submit to NIH this April? 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



First Steps to Starting a Food Product Business - Session 3

March 15, 2022 | 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



Superior Visions - How to Hack Habit Formation

April 5, 2022 | 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



First Steps to Starting a Small Business

April 5, 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. 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



April - First Steps to Starting a Business

April 6, 2022 | 7:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

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
  • Prescreening your idea
  • Market research
  • Business feas...
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Fee: No Cost



From Side Hustle to Small Business

April 8, 2022 | 1:30PM | 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



Essentials of SBIR/STTR Commercialization

April 14, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Commercialization and transition plans can be a key differentiator in the SBIR/STTR programs, it is important to know what the agencies are looking for and how to go about developing a good plan. This session will review the requirements and guide you through where to start, what to includ...

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Fee: No Cost

Contact the Southwest Wisconsin SBDC

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.