UW-La Crosse Education

Business Education


The Small Business Development Center offers a full range of business education programs and seminars year round for both established businesses and start-up companies. These non-credit, continuing education programs teach both core business skills and new and evolving trends and processes. The SBDC offers over 80 business education programs a year on a variety of basic management, mid-management, executive management and international business topics. The SBDC can also create custom development programs for a specific company or department and can offer the training in-house.


The SBDC provides programs and seminars in the following areas of business education:



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, and those with successful companies that they want to grow.


Business Management Education

The SBDC offers business management seminars to help you find the best solutions and confidently lead your organization to the next level.


Financial Management Education

The SBDC offers seminars to guide you on the path toward a successful role in financial management.


Mid & Executive Management Education

The SBDC offers practical, real-world application mid and exectutive level management seminars to guide you on the path toward a successful role in supervisory management.


International Business Education

The SBDC provides relevant international business education programs (non-credit) to help foster global trade. Our offerings address important international trade topics including international finance, supply chain management, management and marketing.


Custom Training Programs

The SBDC can create business education curriculum specific to your company or department needs. Our custom development programs and training can even be conducted at your place of business at the times most convenient you.