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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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



Get to Know USDA Local Food Grants

FFIMay 10, 2021 | 1:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Food Finance Institute

Topic: Financing

Join us to discuss funding opportunities from the USDA, in particular the Farmers Market (FMPP) and Local Food (LFPP) Promotion Program Grants. These programs present great funding opportunities for those who have initiatives in place or want to develop them or work to help develop and grow dire...

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Fee: No Cost



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

SBDCMay 10, 2021 | 6:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-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



QuickBooks Workshop

SBDCMay 11, 2021 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW-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: No Cost



NSF Presubmission Panel Review

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

Do you plan to submit to NSF early this summer? 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 March close ...

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Fee: No Cost



Buy, Build or Sell: Deciding Next Steps for your Business

SBDCMay 18, 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



Patents & SBIR Data Rights

CTCMay 19, 2021 | 11:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Your IP strategy is critically important to your commercialization strategy. But how do SBIR Data rights fit into that strategy? Learn more about the impact and opportunity of SBIR Data rights in your overall funding and commercialization strategy at this webinar featuring Eric Blatt, IP...

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Fee: No Cost



Let's Talk Social - Social Media Planning, Analytics, and Canva

SBDCMay 25, 2021 | 1:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Oshkosh

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Click here to register for this webinar on Eventbrite

New to social media planning? The Digital Marketing Clinic at UW Oshkosh can help get you organized and on your ...

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Fee: No Cost



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



Building a Better Web Presence: Business Websites 101

SBDCJune 29, 2021 | 9:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Business Basics

n this "101" course, we will discuss elements to consider to creating a strong business website. Whether you are looking to create your website from scratch or want a "checklist" of recommendations to evaluate what you currently have, this event is a great place to start. Some topics we will dis...

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Fee: No Cost



Let's Talk Social - Facebook and Instagram

SBDCJune 29, 2021 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Oshkosh

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Click here to register for this webinar on Eventbrite

Is your small business struggling with Instagram or Facebook social strategies? The Digital Marketing Clinic at UW Oshkosh can help...

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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

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



Biz Smart Sprint

SBDCJuly 15, 2021 | 12:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Biz Smart Sprint is your introduction into the world of entrepreneurship. In this live, virtual 6-week course, you will learn the building blocks you need to become a successful entrepreneur. Each week, you'll discover the key components you need to start a business, including the Business Model ...

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Fee: $249.00



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



Let's Talk Social - YouTube and TikTok

SBDCJuly 27, 2021 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Oshkosh

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Click here to register for this webinar on Eventbrite

Is your small business looking for new ways to market your product or service? Join the Digital Marketing Clinic at UW Oshkosh for a pr...

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Fee: No Cost



NIH SBIR/STTR Program Essentials

CTCJuly 28, 2021 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

This session will provide an overview of NIH grant programs. We'll cover; NIH structure and identifying the most appropriate Institute or Center to fund your project; Understanding and navigating NIH's review process; Effective communication with the Program Managers; Tapping into NIH's uniq...

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Fee: No Cost



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
  • ...
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Fee: No Cost



Let's Talk Social - Twitter and LinkedIn

SBDCAugust 24, 2021 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Oshkosh

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Register for this webinar on Eventbrite

Is your small business using Twitter and LinkedIn effectively? The Digital Marketing Clinic at UW Oshkosh can help expand your reach and grow your ...

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Fee: No Cost



Door County ETP Fall 2021

SBDCSeptember 13, 2021 | 5:30PM | Door County Economic Development Corporation, Door County Economic Development Corporation, Sturgeon Bay

Topic: Start-up Assistance

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 Program (ETP) is e...

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Fee: $250.00



Choosing the Right Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software

SBDCSeptember 14, 2021 | 3:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point, 032 Old Main Building, Stevens Point

There are many options available in choosing a CRM software platform for your business. Learn the differences between the various CRM packages as well as differences in versions within each platform.  Make software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they pertain to you...

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Fee: No Cost



Choosing the Right Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software

SBDCSeptember 22, 2021 | 8:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point, 032 Old Main Building, Stevens Point

There are many options available in choosing a CRM software platform for your business. Learn the differences between the various CRM packages as well as differences in versions within each platform.  Make software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they pertain to you...

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Fee: No Cost



Choosing the Right Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software

SBDCSeptember 30, 2021 | 12:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Stevens Point, 032 Old Main Building, Stevens Point

There are many options available in choosing a CRM software platform for your business. Learn the differences between the various CRM packages as well as differences in versions within each platform.  Make software decisions based on the proper fit and use of products as they pertain to you...

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Fee: No Cost



October - First Steps to Starting a Business

SBDCOctober 6, 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

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.