Events

Events

Explore all of the SBDC’s events around the state for prospective and current business owners looking to expand their skill set, network, receive guidance or connect to the Wisconsin entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

For a calendar of Wisconsin’s COVID-19 specific events, click here.
To access Start In Wisconsin’s calendar of events for entrepreneurs, click here.

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Port of Duluth - Superior Supply chain and Logistics Opportunities

SBDCJuly 13, 2022 | 11:30AM | Wisconsin Small Business Development Center- Go Global

Topic: Managing a Business

The Port of Duluth/Superior is no longer just a vacation spot or a facility for loading Taconite on huge bulk cargo vessels. Today the Port is a strong alternative for importers and exporters alike who ship using standard cargo containers. Join us to learn more from our panel of experts on how th...

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Fee: No Cost



Biz Smart Sprint

SBDCJuly 14, 2022 | 4:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

To learn more about this course, visit https://sbdc.wisc.edu/start-a-business/biz-smart-sprint/

Participants must register for all 6 dates.

Biz Smart Sprint is your introduction into the world of entrepreneurship. In this live, virtual 6-week course, you will learn the building blo...

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Fee: $179.00



Motivation & Resilience: Thriving in Times of Change

SBDCJuly 21, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

The last few years have asked both us as leaders and the members of our team to adjust, adapt, reimagine, pivot our operations, pivot again, and change - and for many organizations, it seems likely that those patterns will continue into the foreseeable future. Given that, how can we as leaders be...

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Fee: $279.00



Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

SBDCJuly 27, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential is a program designed to help you with practical to achieve lasting, sustainable results through people. This course will enable you to sharpen your skills in four fundamental areas of leadership: self-awareness, learning agility, communication, and influence....

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Fee: $269.00



Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

SBDCAugust 3, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, 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



August - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCAugust 3, 2022 | 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



Communication & Delegation

SBDCAugust 10, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, 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



Using KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) for your Sales Plan

SBDCAugust 10, 2022 | 3:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Small business owners are familiar with the financial KPI's for their business (Gross Sales, Fixed Expenses, Net Income, Profit, etc.). But how many are familiar with their sales KPI's? Join us to learn more about sales goals and tracking systems, conversion rates, monitoring inquiries and l...

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Fee: No Cost



A+ Decision Making: Choose The Right Strategy The First Time

SBDCAugust 15, 2022 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

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Fee: No Cost



NIH Presubmission Panel Review

CTCAugust 15, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Do you plan to submit to NIH this September? 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 September deadl...

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Fee: No Cost



Business Plan Writing Series

SBDCAugust 16, 2022 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside

Topic: Business Basics

Need help with writing a business plan? We can help! We will go through in detail the sections of a business plan. At the end of the series you could have a completed business plan. We are offering a 3 week series, two nights per week. Tuesday and Thursday 6-9pm VIRTUAL Starts August 16th and en...

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Fee: $299.00



Demystifying the Pro Forma: Building Financial Projections

SBDCAugust 17, 2022 | 1:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

Learn more at UW-Madison SBDC - https://sbdc.wisc.edu/manage-your-business/demystifying-pro-forma/

By joining us for this overview session, you will build a solid foundation of concepts that can help you under...

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Fee: No Cost



E Commerce Academy

SBDCAugust 24, 2022 | 11:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - River Falls

Topic: Marketing and Sales

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Small Business

SBDCSeptember 12, 2022 | 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. Taught by industry experts, the class covers: coming up with your business idea, market research, business feasibility, financing, and business ...

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Fee: $25.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program

SBDCSeptember 13, 2022 | 5:30PM | St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center, River Falls

Topic: Business Basics

Do it right with a solid, researched and tested plan for optimum success. Beneficial for pre-venture through mature businesses in any industry and any size. Learn from the experts and those who have 'been there done that'. Find out if customers want what you have to offer and what they are wil...

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Fee: $250.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program - Fall 2022 - Brown County

SBDCSeptember 20, 2022 | 6:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Green Bay, Wood Hall, Room 202, Green Bay

Successful business owners have a plan - let us help you build yours!

Whether your business is growing or brand-new, writing a business plan is critical to building a profitable venture, especially to attract financing from lenders or investors.

The Entrepreneurial Training Pro...

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Fee: $250.00



Entrepreneurial Training Program - Fall 2022 - Superior

SBDCSeptember 28, 2022 | 5:30PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, Superior

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 com...

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Fee: $250.00



October - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCOctober 5, 2022 | 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



From Side Hustle to Small Business

SBDCOctober 10, 2022 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT

Have you been thinking about turning your hobby into a business, but aren't sure where to start? Do you have a side hustle that's grown and you want to explore next steps? Are you interested in learning more about how to explore a business idea you have? This sess...

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Fee: No Cost



Financial Management: Building Financial Confidence in your Business

SBDCOctober 25, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

Must register through UW-Madison SBDC - https://sbdc.wisc.edu/manage-your-business/financial-management/

If you as an entrepreneur or business manager are looking for the answers and solutions to these sorts of q...

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Fee: $490.00



First Steps to Starting a Small Business

SBDCNovember 14, 2022 | 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. Taught by industry experts, the class covers: coming up with your business idea, market research, business feasibility, financing, and business ...

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Fee: $25.00



Updates and New Strategies for Hiring and Workforce

SBDCDecember 7, 2022 | 3:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point

Not being able to find employees is currently the number one problem facing most small businesses across multiple industries. This presentation will provide an overview of the current state of the labor market and some of the newer strategies other small business owners are using to manage t...

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Fee: No Cost



December - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCDecember 7, 2022 | 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

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the relevant SBDC office or call 608-263-7794.