UW-Superior Classes

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

Superior Visions - Managing Stress During Times of Uncertainty

October 5, 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



QuickBooks Workshop

November 2, 2021 | 9:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, Superior

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

QuickBooks® is an accounting software program created by Intuit® for small businesses and self-employed professionals. It can be used for almost all financial business processes. QuickBooks is your business' solution when it comes to bookkeeping and accounting.

During the all-day QuickB...

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Fee: No Cost



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



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



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



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



First Steps to Starting a Food Product Business - Session 4

May 17, 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



Statewide Online Events

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


Business Plan Writing Series-Virtual

September 24, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside

Topic: Business Basics

This is a 7 week series that will guide you through writing a business plan.


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Fee: $349.00



The Freelance Economy: How to Make Money at Home

September 24, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

This webinar is for both freelancers and small businesses and focuses on the exploding work from home culture. It describes how to capitalize on this opportunity using online freelance sites like Upwork and Fiverr. Individuals learn how to launch and grow freelance careers, while small businesses...

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Fee: No Cost



Air Force Innovation Funds; How To Compete & Win

September 28, 2021 | 1:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

At over $2 billion in SBIR/STTR funding, the DoD leads the SBIR/STTR budget. But with 13 DoD components offerings across three cycles, it is difficult to help companies be ready for changing opportunities. Join us for a Quick Chat focusing on how to be prepared and what resources are availab...

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Fee: No Cost



Launch into Leadership for New Supervisors

September 29, 2021 | 9:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Your first step in leadership development Taking on new supervisory responsibilities is a great opportunity and challenge. Many in supervisory roles have learned either by trial and error or by following what was done by their predecessor. In most cases, this is not a very effective strategy. Thi...

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Fee: $269.00



Choosing the Right Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software

September 30, 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



So you won a Value-Added Producer Grant, now what?

October 4, 2021 | 12:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Food Finance Institute

So you won a Value-Added Producer Grant, now what? Reimbursements, reporting, and relationships essential for new VAPG awardees The 2021 Value-Added Produce Grant awardees are currently being announced. If your project has been funded - congratulations! A VAPG can be a critical strategic in...

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Fee: No Cost



2022 HR Trends: New World of Work -- Are you keeping up?

October 6, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Last year changed everything in the world of work. Now, organizations are still adapting and reacting in this ever-evolving landscape. What will 2022 hold, and how can organizations best prepare? Annually, QTI surveys hundreds of Wisconsin employers on leading HR challenges, innovations, and t...

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Fee: No Cost



October - First Steps to Starting a Business

October 6, 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



NIH Proposal Writing Workshop

October 14, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Is your company considering or planning on submitting a proposal for SBIR/STTR funding through the National Institutes of Health? The January NIH submission deadline is right around the corner! During this workshop, our experts will provide guidance on how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR propos...

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Fee: No Cost



QuickBooks - An Introduction to Accounting Software

October 14, 2021 | 4:00PM | 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



Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

October 15, 2021 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

All leaders deal with conflict in one form or another. In this class you will learn how to turn conflict into collaborations and reach win-win resolutions. You will see conflict to clarify roles, relationships, and heighten creativity. Learning how to reach beyond the impasse and find solutions t...

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Fee: $269.00



Raising Equity

October 18, 2021 | 12:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Food Finance Institute

Topic: Financing

Our Raising Equity Immersion Training will prepare you to deliver a great pitch and properly document your business, so you can successfully raise money. Your instructor, Bartlett Durand, uses his expertise to prepare you to raise money, both debt and equity, legally and effectively. As a result...

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Fee: $500.00



Human Resources (HR) Basics for Non-HR Professionals

October 18, 2021 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

If you are a business owner or manager of a small business without a dedicated HR expert on your staff, this is the program for your organization. If you have administrative staff that are performing HR duties as part of their responsibilities that are not HR experts they too will benefit. This m...

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Fee: $269.00



Communication Delegation

October 20, 2021 | 9:30AM | 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



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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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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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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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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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



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



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



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

Contact the SBDC at UW-Superior

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.