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

SBDCMarch 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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Fee: No Cost



Analyzing the Decision to Pivot or Diversify Your Business

SBDCMarch 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

SBDCMarch 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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Fee: No Cost



Managing Remote Teams

SBDCMarch 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



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

SBDCMarch 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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Fee: No Cost



NIH Presubmission Panel Review

CTCMarch 16, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Do you plan to submit to NIHthis 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 April due date. This re...

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Fee: No Cost



Understanding Your Investment: Building Value in Your Business

SBDCMarch 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



Just In Time - Steps for Receiving an SBIR/STTR Award

CTCMarch 23, 2021 | 2:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

If you are a SBIR/STTR applicant and you anticipate receiving an award, you will want to make sure you are actually prepared to accept government funding. Being prepared means you need to have thought about and set up policies and procedures for your company's operations, p...

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Fee: No Cost



Financial Recordkeeping 101

SBDCMarch 25, 2021 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

All businesses must keep records. Records help to monitor business progress, prepare financial statements, and prepare tax returns. Participants in this class will learn about the various kinds of financial records, learn about the process of bookkeeping, and gain an understanding of the importan...

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Fee: No Cost



Risk Management for Business Owners

SBDCMarch 26, 2021 | 12:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside, Room D127 Molinaro Hall, Kenosha

Risk Management Planning is a key to a successful small business. Understanding how Property Insurance, Business Liability Insurance, Key Person Coverage, and Business Overhead Protection all play a part in protecting your business is a must for the business owner. Identifying and Assessing...

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Fee: $15.00



Resiliency 101

SBDCApril 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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Fee: No Cost



Building Resilence in Stressful Times

SBDCApril 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



Superior Visions - Expand Your Network with LinkedIn

SBDCApril 6, 2021 | 11:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 108 Erlanson Hall, Superior

Learn tips and tricks on how to use LinkedIn to get what you want out of networking. Session is free to attend but registration is required. https://cvent.me/zRY8Da


Superior Visions is providing a bi-monthly meeting series designed to connect ...

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Fee: No Cost



April - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCApril 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



Orientation-Business Plan Writing

SBDCApril 8, 2021 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside

Topic: Business Basics

Orientation- We will go over the reason to have a Buisness Plan, the series expectations and the cost.. Series starts April 15th-May 27th from 6-9pm. We will be using LIVEPLAN for the series. Do it right with a solid, researched and tested business plan for optimum success. Beneficial for pre-ven...

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Fee: No Cost



Digital Marketing and Social Media Conference

SBDCApril 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

SBDCApril 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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Fee: No Cost



Influential Leadership

SBDCApril 16, 2021 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside

This interactive course will introduce you to the concept of Influential Leadership (leadership with no authority) and how it can positively impact the effectiveness of your career and organization. Whether you are an existing or future leader/manager, you will also learn how empowering the ...

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Fee: $99.00



Gen Z Marketing Strategies

SBDCApril 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

SBDCApril 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

SBDCApril 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



When Everyday Feels like a Monday

SBDCApril 27, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Motivation is a key success factor in the workplace, yet the challenges of uncertain times can impact our productivity, focus, energy, and optimism. In this 3-part virtual workshop series, you will learn foundations of the neuroscience of human motivation, develop strategies for effectively deali...

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Fee: $180.00



When Every Day Feels Like Monday: Motivating Yourself and Others in Uncertain Times

SBDCApril 27, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Motivation is a key success factor in the workplace, yet the challenges of uncertain times can impact our productivity, focus, energy, and optimism. In this 3-part virtual workshop series, you will learn foundations of the neuroscience of human motivation, develop strategies for effectively deali...

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Fee: No Cost



Gen Z Marketing Strategies

SBDCApril 29, 2021 | 12:00PM | 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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Fee: No Cost



Purposeful Leadership:Leader vs. Manager

SBDCApril 30, 2021 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside

Topic: Managing Employees

This interactive course will help you define the differences between leadership and management behaviors while stressing the importance and desired application of each one. You will come away with increased knowledge in the areas of behavior expectations, behavior goals, and how to create a feedb...

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Fee: $99.00



First Steps to Starting a Food Product Business - 5/10/21

SBDCMay 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



Staying on Track: Time and Self Management

SBDCMay 10, 2021 | 1:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

As COVID continues to impact our lives and our work environments, it can be difficult to stay focused on our work. It can feel like there is not much to be done to solve these challenges, but there are actions you can take to get  back on track. In this course, you will learn key insights into ...

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Fee: No Cost



QuickBooks Workshop

SBDCMay 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



Financial Acumen for the Front Lines

SBDCMay 14, 2021 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Parkside

Topic: Managing Employees

This interactive course will provide you a basic understanding of the operating and leadership behaviors needed to drive profitability in your organization. You will learn how to identify behaviors that impact profitability,?identify financial measurement opportunities, apply meaningful metrics, ...

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Fee: $99.00



June - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCJune 2, 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



Fearless Performance Management

SBDCJune 21, 2021 | 9:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Your company's success depends on the commitment of each and every member of your team. This class presents a model for managing employee performance and provides you with specific tools you can use set performance goals, documenting performance, maintain ongoing communication, manage perform...

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Fee: $284.00



Enhancing Teamwork Together or Apart (Stages of Team Formation)

SBDCJuly 13, 2021 | 1:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Teambuilding is the process of connecting individual contributing employees to form a team focused on accomplishing a specific purpose and goal. The hardest part of developing and maintaining a top-performing team can be knowing where to begin. This workshop has been developed to support leaders...

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Fee: No Cost



Enhancing Teamwork Together or Apart

SBDCJuly 13, 2021 | 1:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

According to a Salesforce.com study, 86% of executives blame failures within the workplace on a lack of team collaboration and poor communication. 97% of those study participants, employees and executives, believe that when a team lacks alignment, it impacts the outcome of a task or project. Tea...

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Fee: $180.00



Leading with Emotional Intelligence

SBDCJuly 20, 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



Communication Delegation Skills

SBDCJuly 26, 2021 | 1:30PM | 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



August - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCAugust 4, 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
  • ...
Details

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.