UW-Oshkosh Seminars

Programs and Seminars


SCORE  Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Series Workshops

Session 3: Marketing Plan $25 

The third workshop provides you with an introduction to marketing communication methods and tools to maximize your customer reach. The discussion in the Marketing Plan workshop covers pricing strategies, positioning, the difference between features and benefits, and different marketing strategies. At the end of this session, you will know how to: outline your marketing strategy, test your marketing message, choose the right sales channel, and exercise your marketing strategy.

Session 4: Financial Projections $25 

The fourth workshop uses exercises to help you better understand financial concepts. This session reviews sales and prices, financial risks and rewards, true start-up costs, ongoing operating expenses, setting benchmarks for tracking progress and the organization of all your financial information. Using a hands-on approach, you learn how to use our financial model to forecast sales revenue and build solid pro-forma financial forecasts.

Session 5: Funding Sources $25 

The final workshop offers information on how to finance your small business. In this session, discussions include sources of funds, accounting, the six C's of credit, banking relations, ratio analysis, and monthly preparation and review of financial statements. A bank loan officer will give an inside view of how a banker assesses the merits of business plans and loan application. At the end of the series, you have all of the tools necessary to decide whether or not to launch your small business.




The UW Oshkosh Small Business Development Center offers a wide range of management programs customized to meet the needs of individual businesses and organizations, such as chambers of commerce and economic development agencies. For more details,contact Colleen Merrill at (920) 424-1456 or via e-mail.


MBA Leadership Series

The UW Oshkosh MBA Leadership Series provides exceptional continuing education for business professionals in Northeast and NorthCentral Wis. These programs give you the opportunity to learn from renowned speakers while engaging with business professionals, entrepreneurs and executives in your community. Continental food and beverage will also be provided. For complete information press here.


On-Line Courses

Through a partnership with US Bank and Virtual Adviser the Wisconsin SBDC offers online business education seminars. These workshops provide strategies, tools and processes that can help you start, grow and manage your business. Spanish versions are also available.

  • Starting Your Business
  • Managing Your Finances
  • Foundations of Marketing

All programs are free. Click here for more information.


U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration's outreach program, which includes the UW Oshkosh Small Business Development Center, offers over twenty on-line programs including the following topics:

  • Strategic Marketing
  • Franchising Basics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Technology for Small Business
  • Green Business Opportunities
  • Taking Your Business Global
  • How to Start and Grow an On-Line Business
  • Federal and State Contracting
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Crime Prevention

All of these courses are free. Click here for more information.


UWGB Small Business Development Center

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Thriving Local: Business Training Series

Thriving Local is a 13-week intensive course that teaches students about the basics of beginning a new venture in sustainable agriculture such as production, value-added processing, marketing and much more.  We are going to have speakers from many disciplines to discuss things like budgeting, marketing, product development and employee relations.  

Locations: Oshkosh, Waupaca, Appleton   Dates: March - June or September - December

We would encourage you to click here for more information.




The complimentary Explore Starting a Business session provides a look inside at what it takes to launch a small business. Whether you want to own a part-time, home-based, micro, small or an entrepreneurial business, this session provides you with the information to get started.

Explore key factors in starting a business. Examine how to begin to determine if you have a feasible idea and learn about potential funding sources and additional entrepreneurship training opportunities. Benefit from hearing from successful local entrepreneurs who share their insight into how the E-seed™ Entrepreneurship Training Series helped them launch a successful venture. Press here for more information.