UW-Stevens Point ETP Business Planning

The Entrepreneurial Training Program 9 Week

Business Plan Series


The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point is a 9 week course that provides an easy to follow, step by step process that shows your for-profit business how to:

•    Answer the question - “Will people buy my product or service?”

•    Appeal to more customers

•    Develop a lender ready business plan

•    Use time, money, and resources wisely

Through instruction, guest speakers, and counceling, the course serves those who are considering starting a business, owners of exsisting businesses struggling to get a handle on all the details, and those with successful companies they wnat to grow.


2019 Location and Dates

  • University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
    - Orientation - Tuesday, September 10, 6-7:30 p.m.
    - Classe Dates -Tuesdays from September 17 - November 12, 6-9 p.m
  • Northcentral Technical College - Antigo Campus
    - Orientation - Thursday, September 12, 5:30-7 p.m.
    - Class Dates - Thursdays from September 19 - November 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Wausau Entrepreneurial & Education Center
    - Orientation - Tuesday, September 17, 5:30-7 p.m.
    - Class Dates - Tuesdays from September 24 - November 19, 5:30-8:30 p.m.


The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is offering qualified applicants Entrepreneurial Training Grants that cover most of the $1,000 course fee. The grant covers 75% of the tuition, reducing your cost to $250.


Grant recipients must meet attendance requirements, complete a qualified business plan within 90 days of completion of the course, or will otherwise be responsible for the remaining $750. 



Space in the couse is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online at uwbizgrants.org by creating an account and filling out the SBDC ETP grant application. Register early to ensure there is enough time to complete a pre-class consultation with your assigned SBDC counselor.


Please contact Zia Yang at zia.yang@uwsp.edu or 715-346-3861 if you have questions.


Proven Impact

Since 2013, 537 students have completed the course statewide, including 40 veterans and 73 minorities.