UW-Superior Classes

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

SBA Updates - Northwest WI Region

January 26, 2021 | 11:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior

New information continues to be released from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and more. The SBDC will be holding a webinar with the SBA to provide guidance on navigating this new information. This wil...

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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



Entrepreneurial Training Program - Spring 2021

February 17, 2021 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior

Topic: Business Basics

WE'RE GOING VIRTUAL FOR SPRING!

The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Superior. This program provides an easy to follow, step by step process that shows you how to:

  • Answer the question - "Will people buy m...
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Fee: $250.00



First Steps to Starting a Food Product Business - 3/8/21

March 8, 2021 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, 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 to...

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Superior Visions - Expand Your Network with LinkedIn

April 6, 2021 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, 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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First Steps to Starting a Food Product Business - 5/10/21

May 10, 2021 | 10:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, 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 to...

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Fee: No Cost



QuickBooks Workshop

May 11, 2021 | 9:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, 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 basics of...

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Fee: $99.00



Statewide Online Events

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


COVID-19 Financial Relief Strategies

January 26, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Financing

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 was signed into law on December 27, 2020. It provides valuable support to businesses. This program will review many of the most important features of this new law and will highlight several of the potential economic suppo...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) - Spring 2021

January 26, 2021 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) provides the tools you need for business idea testing and business model improvement. Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, the course serves those who are considering starting a business, owners of existing businesses struggling to get a ha...

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Fee: $250.00



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

January 28, 2021 | 9:00AM | 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



COVID-19 Financial Relief Strategies

January 28, 2021 | 2:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Financing

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 was signed into law on December 27, 2020. It provides valuable support to businesses. This program will review many of the most important features of this new law and will highlight several of the potential economic suppo...

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Fee: No Cost



Virtual ETP Orientation - Spring 2021

January 28, 2021 | 5:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

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Entrepreneurial Training Program Orientation

January 28, 2021 | 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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Orientation- ETP Informational Session

February 1, 2021 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside

Topic: Business Basics

Join us on February 1st for a FREE informational session that gives details about what is covered in the Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) Business Plan Writing. Get the details about the grant and how to apply for it. This session can help you decide if you want to take ETP class on Busine...

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Fee: No Cost



COVID-19 Financial Relief Strategies

February 2, 2021 | 11:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Financing

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 was signed into law on December 27, 2020. It provides valuable support to businesses. This program will review many of the most important features of this new law and will highlight several of the potential economic suppo...

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Fee: No Cost



Farm Boot Camp Pre-Registration Confirmation

February 3, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Food Finance Institute

Topic: Managing a Business

The Food Finance Institute (FFI) is partnering with the Wisconsin SBDC to host a Farm Business Boot Camp. 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 Camp combines t...

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February - First Steps to Starting a Business

February 3, 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



The Freelance Economy: How to Make Money at Home

February 9, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Marketing and Sales

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



NSF Presubmission Panel Review

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

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Do you plan to submit to NSF this 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 March close of cycle. ...

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DoD SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation

February 10, 2021 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Government Contracting

In this workshop, Jim Greenwood will walk you through the 7 steps of preparing and submitting a competitive Phase I SBIR or STTR to the Department of Defense. This presentation begins with a comprehensive overview of SBIR/STTR, followed by a simple but effective process for developing a competit...

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Fee: No Cost



Farm Boot Camp Pre-Registration Confirmation

February 10, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Food Finance Institute

Topic: Managing a Business

The Food Finance Institute (FFI) is partnering with the Wisconsin SBDC to host a Farm Business Boot Camp. 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 Camp combines t...

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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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BizSmart Sprint

February 11, 2021 | 4:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Biz Smart Sprint is your introduction into the world of entrepreneurship. In this live, virtual 5-week course, you will learn the building blocks you need to become a successful entrepreneur. Each week, you'll discover the key components you need to start a business, including the Business Model ...

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Fee: $249.00



Virtual ETP - Spring 2021

February 11, 2021 | 5:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay

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Fee: $1000.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program - Spring 2021

February 11, 2021 | 5:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

We're going virtual for spring!

Orientation: Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Class Dates: Thursdays, February 11 - April 8, 2021 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.


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Fee: $1000.00



Analyzing the Decision to Pivot or Diversify Your Business

February 16, 2021 | 3:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

With the disruptions in most industries due to the Covid 19 crisis, many businesses are looking to pivot their business model and diversify their revenue streams. Using the business model canvas and cash flow templates, learn how to analyze these ideas to make informed and sensible decisions...

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Launch into Leadership

February 22, 2021 | 9:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

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. This webinar series will start you in the rig...

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Fee: $269.00



Analyzing the Decision to Pivot or Diversify Your Business

February 24, 2021 | 8:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

With the disruptions in most industries due to the Covid 19 crisis, many businesses are looking to pivot their business model and diversify their revenue streams. Using the business model canvas and cash flow templates, learn how to analyze these ideas to make informed and sensible decisions...

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Fee: No Cost



DoD SBIR/STTR Cost Proposal Preparation

February 24, 2021 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

Join us for this half day intensive workshop led by Jim Greenwood on SBIR/STTR cost proposals and government accounting. Jim will lead you through and make sense of the perplexing world of the SBIR/STTR cost proposal, and how to keep records to the government's satisfaction when you win an SBIR ...

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Export Pro Series: Leveraging the Wisconsin Go Global Initiative and the Export Assessment Tool

March 1, 2021 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin Small Business Development Center - State Office

Topic: Managing a Business

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network provides no-cost technical assistance to Wisconsin companies covering a variety of areas. In 2020, the Go Global Initiative was created to provide guidance to new-to-export as well as experienced exporters state-wide to enter new inte...

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Human Resources (HR) for Non HR Professionals

March 2, 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



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

March 4, 2021 | 8:30AM | 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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Analyzing the Decision to Pivot or Diversify Your Business

March 4, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

With the disruptions in most industries due to the Covid 19 crisis, many businesses are looking to pivot their business model and diversify their revenue streams. Using the business model canvas and cash flow templates, learn how to analyze these ideas to make informed and sensible decisions...

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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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Managing Remote Teams

March 8, 2021 | 9:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Managing individuals and teams remotely poses significant challenges for today's manager. Despite an explosion of technology options for staying connected while at a distance, the absence of or limited face-to-face contact changes the interpersonal dynamic, makes communication more difficult, and...

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Fee: $269.00



Understanding Your Investment: Building Value in Your Business

March 23, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

Business owners who want to learn about business valuation and how to increase the value of their business. This course is also beneficial for business owners who are considering growing their business - acquisition can be an effective way to grow quickly, and knowing what to look for in a busine...

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Fee: $139.00



Resiliency 101

April 5, 2021 | 1:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

As leaders who serve on the front lines of our businesses and professions, stress and adversity come with the territory.  It's how we recover and navigate temporary challenges that will determine how we bounce back and move ahead towards attaining individual, company or organizational goals. Th...

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Building Resilence in Stressful Times

April 5, 2021 | 1:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

As leaders who serve on the front lines of our businesses and professions, stress and adversity come with the territory. It's how we recover and navigate temporary challenges that will determine how we bounce back and move ahead towards attaining individual, company or organizational goals. Thi...

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Fee: $180.00



April - First Steps to Starting a Business

April 7, 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



Digital Marketing and Social Media Conference

April 12, 2021 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Marketing and Sales

This will be an on line conference. Area experts will give you actionable items that you can take away and implement into your business immediately. The conference includes four 90 minute sessions with breaks in between sessions to allow you to step away from your screen.


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Fee: $299.00



Gen Z Marketing Strategies

April 13, 2021 | 3:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Learn how to connect with this highly digital generation that likes it when companies keep it real and show their true colors. Review the social media platforms they use and the techniques for you to execute your marketing strategies to this upcoming generation.

Live-stream event. Wil...

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Gen Z Marketing Strategies

April 21, 2021 | 8:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Learn how to connect with this highly digital generation that likes it when companies keep it real and show their true colors. Review the social media platforms they use and the techniques for you to execute your marketing strategies to this upcoming generation.

Live-stream event. Wil...

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Fee: No Cost



Buy, Build or Sell: Deciding Next Steps for your Business

April 21, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

While there is no crystal ball that can tell you whether it's time to buy a business, build your business or sell/close your business, there are ways to monitor the financial performance of your company that can help guide your decisions. This class will help you understand how to analyze your b...

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Fee: $99.00



Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict and Negotiation

April 22, 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

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.