Southwest Wisconsin Classes

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Statewide Online Events

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


UWL Building Your Brand Lab - Enhancing Your Reach with Social Media

December 7, 2020 | 4:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Marketing and Sales

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-La Crosse launches the fall UWL Building Your Brand Lab with sessions starting Monday, November 16th, 2020. These four FREE workshops are for small business owners looking to develop a website, marketing materials and an online brand. Particip...

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Fee: No Cost



Digital Marketing and Social Media Conference

December 8, 2020 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Marketing and Sales

In this one day conference, area experts will give you actionable items that you can take away and implement into your business immediately. Bring your laptop, tablet or mobile device to take full advantage of working along with the experts by reviewing your website and social media accounts. Thi...

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Fee: $299.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) - Informational Session

December 8, 2020 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Join us on December 8 for a FREE informational session that gives details about what is covered in the Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP). Get the details about the grant and how to apply for it. This session can help you decide if you want to take ETP. The session is from 5:00-6:00 p.m. ...

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Fee: No Cost



Increase Revenue: Power up the VALUE of your network

December 9, 2020 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - River Falls

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Whether you are a networker PRO or new to the process, join us to refine and retool your networking activity and referral network to increase your network and improve your bottom line. During this 45 min webinar we are going to discuss (1) Key Questions to consider both for your business and yo...

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Fee: No Cost



Website-WIX Workshop

December 9, 2020 | 4:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Marketing and Sales

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-La Crosse will be hosting an online webinar series, Website-WIX Workshop, with two sessions. This is a hands-on opportunity to build your own WIX website under the guidance of a professional web developer. A guided tour of how to set up and co...

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Fee: No Cost



December - First Steps to Starting a Business

December 9, 2020 | 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



The Scoop on Free Legal Services for Wisconsin Entrepreneurs

December 10, 2020 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Join us for a discussion with Anne Smith and Nathan Hammons, Directors of the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinics at UW-Madison Law School and Marquette University, respectively. Smith and Hammons will talk about how these Clinics work, the services they provide, who is eligible for and how t...

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Fee: No Cost



Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Loan Forgiveness for Loans $50,000 and Less

December 10, 2020 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Financing

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-La Crosse (SBDC) will be launching a new webinar series, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Loan Forgiveness for Loans $50,000 and Less, with three different date options for attendance. These free virtual sessions are for small business owner...

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Fee: No Cost



Session 1 From Lab to Market Series: The Path to Commercialization for Milwaukee Innovators

December 10, 2020 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Session 1: Increase Your Chance of Success by Understanding the Customer

Is your product idea something people will actually pay for? Lean Launch is a disciplined, hypothesis-based methodology for exploring markets and developing a business model that focuses on the c...

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Fee: No Cost



NIH Presubmission Review

December 10, 2020 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Do you plan to submit to NIH this 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 January deadline. T...

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Fee: No Cost



Financial Recordkeeping 101

December 10, 2020 | 2:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

All businesses must keep records. Records help to monitor business progress, prepare financial statements, and prepare tax returns. Participants in this class will learn about the various kinds of financial records, learn about the process of bookkeeping, and gain an understanding of the importan...

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Fee: No Cost



UWL Building Your Brand Lab - SEO - Search Engine Optimization: Building Your Online Presence

December 14, 2020 | 4:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Marketing and Sales

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-La Crosse launches the fall UWL Building Your Brand Lab with sessions starting Monday, November 16th, 2020. These four FREE workshops are for small business owners looking to develop a website, marketing materials and an online brand. Particip...

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Fee: No Cost



Financial Management Series - Financial Forecasts & Planning

December 17, 2020 | 3:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

The Financial Management Certificate Series is a new series of free webinars for small business owners looking to learn more about financial statements, financial projections, financial terminology, and cash flow management strategies. The certificate program has three sessions. You do not need...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) - Informational Session

January 5, 2021 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Join us on January 5 for a FREE informational session that gives details about what is covered in the Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP). Get the details about the grant and how to apply for it. This session can help you decide if you want to take ETP. The session is from 5:00-6:00 p.m. E...

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Fee: No Cost



Financial Management Series - Cash Flow Management

January 7, 2021 | 3:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Cash Flow Management

The Financial Management Certificate Series is a new series of free webinars for small business owners looking to learn more about financial statements, financial projections, financial terminology, and cash flow management strategies. The certificate program has three sessions. You do not need...

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Fee: No Cost



COVID-19 Communication Strategies: Branding, Search Engine Optimization, and Social Media

January 12, 2021 | 4:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Marketing development lab for small business owners to learn about, develop, and enhance marketing strategies such as branding and social media presence. December 1st | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm January 12th | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-La Crosse will be ...

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Fee: No Cost



Session 2 From Lab to Market: The Path to Commercialization for Milwaukee Innovators

January 14, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Session 2: IP and Licensing Overview for Your Institution

This session starts by giving an overview of intellectual property and licensing policies from a commercialization leader at your own institution. The group will then come back together and be given an introduc...

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Fee: No Cost



Root Cause Investigation

January 21, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside

Topic: Managing Employees

How many times do you ask "why" before you get the real answer to an issue? By exploring the root cause of issues, you can more productively address the source of decreased productivity in your organization leading to greater organizational success and cultural moral. In this workshop, participan...

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Fee: $99.00



Online Retail Marketing for Small Businesses

January 27, 2021 | 2:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Marketing and Sales

To stay competitive during the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses have had to figure out how to get online and bring visibility to their products. Emily Ruyle, of online retailer WodBottom, will discuss strategies small businesses can use to maximize their online presence, reach their customer s...

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Fee: No Cost



Superior Visions - Communication for Managing Others

February 2, 2021 | 8:30AM | 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



Session 3 From Lab to Market: The Path to Commercialization for Milwaukee Innovators

February 11, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Founders Panel: How Did I Get Here?

Scientist-entrepreneurs with connections to several Milwaukee area institutions will talk candidly about their journey to become business founders. The conversation will focus on the concerns, thoughts and challenges they faced as t...

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Fee: No Cost



Connecting the Dots to Align Your Business Strategy

March 5, 2021 | 9:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

Create a clear picture for decision-making and goal achievement in your business for 2021 in a Constellation Workshop. In this virtual group workshop you will explore purpose, goals, alignment, your story, and the benefits of visualizing them. This 2 hour session will introduce you to the Constel...

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Fee: No Cost

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