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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Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand Series Fall 2022 - Introduction to Social Media

SBDCSeptember 27, 2022 | 4:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Marketing and Sales

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand series" to help you get your business where it needs to be. Workshop activities include creating a website, growing your social media following, and working on y...

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Fee: No Cost



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



Digital Marketing Accelerator

SBDCOctober 3, 2022 | 4:30PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, Room 1102/1104, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Attended each Digital Marketing session, but now you want to apply what you learned? Attend the "Digital Marketing Accelerator" to receive "hands on" support from Sarah. Digital Marketing Accelerator October 3, 2022 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on the UWL campus, Wittich Hall, Room 1102/1104 All worksho...

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Fee: No Cost



ZingTrain Leadership Development Workshop: Training That Transforms

FFIOctober 4, 2022 | 8:30AM | Food Finance Institute, Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

ZingTrain is coming to Madison to share a special 1.5-day leadership training master class for food-focused entrepreneurs like restaurateurs, food and beverage brands, food aggregators, processors, etc. Gain practical and proven tools that strengthen systems and build a healthy organizational cul...

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Fee: No Cost



Launch into Leadership

SBDCOctober 5, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Taking on new supervisory responsibilities is a great opportunity and challenge. Many in supervisory roles have learned either by trial and error or by following what was done by their predecessor. In most cases, this is not a very effective strategy. This course will start you in the right direc...

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Fee: No Cost



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



Employee Documentation & Discipline

SBDCOctober 6, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Correcting and changing employee behavior is not easy; it takes professional courage and knowledge of good processes that are legally defensible. This session focuses on the progressive disciplinary documentation process - when someone should be written up for bad behavior, what step to take, an...

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Fee: No Cost



Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) - Fall 2022

SBDCOctober 6, 2022 | 5:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, Room 1102/1104, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) provides the tools you need for business idea testing and business model improvement. Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, the course serves those who are considering starting a business, owners of existing businesses struggling to get a han...

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Fee: $250.00



Innovation Funding for Your Small Business

CTCOctober 7, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Center For Technology Commercialization

Topic: Start-up Assistance

R&D funding for small businesses is challenging to find but there is a federal funding program that invites companies to use the funds to de-risk technology. The Federal SBIR/STTR programs award over $3.7 billion in R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses. The process is com...

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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



October 2022 Quarterly Food-Focused Trends Talk

FFIOctober 10, 2022 | 1:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Food Finance Institute

There is always a lot going on in the food, farm, and food systems industries, especially after the economic downfall brought on by COVID-19. So, after a newfangled 2021, you are likely wondering what trends are driving consumer behavior and new product development for these industries in 20...

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Fee: No Cost



Financial Management Series - Financial Statements & Terminology

SBDCOctober 11, 2022 | 12:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, Room 1102/1104, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

The Financial Management Certificate Series is a series of free classes for small business owners looking to learn more about financial statements, financial projections, financial terminology, and cash flow management strategies. The certificate program has three sessions. You do not need to a...

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Fee: No Cost



QuickBooks Online Workshop (In-person)

SBDCOctober 12, 2022 | 9:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, 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 basic...

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Fee: $79.00



Financial Management Series - Financial Forecasts & Planning

SBDCOctober 18, 2022 | 12:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, Room 1102/1104, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

The Financial Management Certificate Series is a series of free classes for small business owners looking to learn more about financial statements, financial projections, financial terminology, and cash flow management strategies. The certificate program has three sessions. You do not need to a...

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Fee: No Cost



HR Basics for Non-HR Professionals

SBDCOctober 20, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

https://sbdc.wisc.edu/manage-your-business/human-resources-hr-basics-for-non-hr-professionals/

If you are a business owner or manager of a small business without a dedicated HR expert on your staff, this is the program for your organization. If you have administrative staff that are perfor...

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Fee: $269.00



QuickBooks Online Workshop (Virtual)

SBDCOctober 20, 2022 | 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 basic...

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Fee: $79.00



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



Financial Management Series - Cash Flow Management

SBDCOctober 25, 2022 | 12:00PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, Room 1102/1104, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Cash Flow Management

The Financial Management Certificate Series is a series of free classes for small business owners looking to learn more about financial statements, financial projections, financial terminology, and cash flow management strategies. The certificate program has three sessions. You do not need to a...

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Fee: No Cost



Start Strong Strategies: Build Your Business Blueprint

SBDCOctober 25, 2022 | 4:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Start Strong Strategies" series to help individuals effectively build a strong business. Participants will learn the basics of a financial business plan and business structure. Each workshop will provide basic in...

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Fee: No Cost



Value Planning for the Future

SBDCOctober 26, 2022 | 8:30AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

https://sbdc.wisc.edu/manage-your-business/value-planning/

For a business owner, retirement often translates into selling your business. Even if you never plan on selling, building your business as though you will sell someday will ensure more efficient operations, clearer business trends,...

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Fee: $149.00



Fearless Performance Management

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

Topic: Managing Employees

https://sbdc.wisc.edu/grow-your-leaders/fearless-performance-management/

The performance management - or employee feedback - process is one that can fill many managers and employees alike a sense of dread. However, with the right skills and mindset, this process can become a collaborative ...

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Fee: $284.00



2022 Northern Lights Entrepreneurship Conference

SBDCNovember 1, 2022 | 7:45AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Superior, Superior

Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators at the 2022 Northern Lights Entrepreneurship Conference. Conference goers will gain insight from national, local, and regional entrepreneurs that are making an impact in their respective industries. Sessions are curated for entrepreneursh...

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Fee: $99.00



Start Strong Strategies: Foundations in Financial Business Planning

SBDCNovember 1, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Basics

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Start Strong Strategies" series to help individuals effectively build a strong business. Participants will learn the basics of a financial business plan and business structure. Each workshop will provide basic in...

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Fee: No Cost



QuickBooks - An Introduction to Accounting Software

SBDCNovember 1, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

This program will introduce you to QuickBooks, an accounting software system used by many small businesses. It will provide details on the accounting software and options for using this software system, including its various functions that: . Perform general ledger accounting activities, includ...

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Fee: No Cost



Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand Series Fall 2022 - Website Basics

SBDCNovember 9, 2022 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Marketing and Sales

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand series" to help you get your business where it needs to be. Workshop activities include creating a website, growing your social media following, and working on y...

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Fee: No Cost



Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

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

Topic: Managing Employees

https://sbdc.wisc.edu/grow-your-leaders/maximizing-leadership/

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 leade...

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Fee: $269.00



Digital Marketing & Social Media Conference

SBDCNovember 11, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Marketing and Sales

https://sbdc.wisc.edu/manage-your-business/digital-marketing-social-media-conference/

In this all-day conference, you will learn how to engage your customers and prospects online through your website and social media and track your activities so that you know what is working and what needs...

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Fee: $299.00



Hire Badgers: Student Staffing Opportunities for Small Business

SBDCNovember 14, 2022 | 10:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

The UW-Madison Work-Study Program recently expanded to include small businesses to the list of approved organizations to hire UW-Madison students. If you've ever wondered about hiring a UW-Madison student, this session is for you! We'll discuss the differences between the Work-Study Program and s...

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Fee: No Cost



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



Farm Financial Management Boot Camp

FFINovember 15, 2022 | 9:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Food Finance Institute

Modeled off of FFI's successful Food Business Financial Management Boot Camp, Farm Boot Camp will address situations and scenarios unique to diversified farm businesses. Boot Camps are multi-day events limited ...

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Fee: $500.00



QuickBooks Online

SBDCNovember 15, 2022 | 12:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a training program that will demonstrate how to use this accounting software system to help manage the financial side of your business. The program will show participants how this software system helps a business: . Perform general ledger accounting activities, includin...

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Fee: No Cost



Wisconsin Tax Seminar for New Businesses

SBDCNovember 15, 2022 | 1:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Tax Planning

In this New Business Seminar, hosted by The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) you will gain a basic understanding of Wisconsin's tax laws. https://sbdc.wisc.edu/manage-your-business/tax-seminar-new-biz/


Speaker: Wisconsin Department of Revenue


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Fee: No Cost



2023 HR Trends: Presented by QTI

SBDCNovember 16, 2022 | 11:00AM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Through their annual HR Trends Survey, QTI aims to provide businesses with critical HR insights by providing guidance on topics such as compensation, benefits, careers, employee well-being, diversity and inclusion, and workforce planning. For over a decade, the results of their HR Trends survey h...

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Fee: No Cost



Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

SBDCNovember 17, 2022 | 12:00AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

https://sbdc.wisc.edu/grow-your-leaders/positive-power-plays-skills-for-conflict-negotiations/

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,...

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Fee: $269.00



Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand Series Fall 2022 - Introduction to SEO

SBDCNovember 29, 2022 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Marketing and Sales

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand series" to help you get your business where it needs to be. Workshop activities include creating a website, growing your social media following, and working on y...

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Fee: No Cost



Communication & Delegation

SBDCDecember 1, 2022 | 8:30AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 1290 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

https://sbdc.wisc.edu/grow-your-leaders/communication-delegation-skills/

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 ...

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Fee: $309.00



Start Strong Strategies: Foundations in Financial Business Planning

SBDCDecember 6, 2022 | 4:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Business Basics

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Start Strong Strategies" series to help individuals effectively build a strong business. Participants will learn the basics of a financial business plan and business structure. Each workshop will provide basic in...

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Fee: No Cost



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
  • ...
Details

Fee: No Cost



Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand Series Fall 2022 - Introduction to Social Media

SBDCDecember 13, 2022 | 5:00PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Marketing and Sales

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Digital Marketing Strategies: Building Your Brand series" to help you get your business where it needs to be. Workshop activities include creating a website, growing your social media following, and working on y...

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Fee: No Cost



NIH Presubmission Panel Review

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

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Do you plan to submit to NIH in January? 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 deadline. Thi...

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Fee: No Cost



Start Strong Strategies: Build Your Business Blueprint

SBDCDecember 15, 2022 | 4:30PM | Online
Facilitated by: Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center ("SBDC") at UWL is launching a FREE "Start Strong Strategies" series to help individuals effectively build a strong business. Participants will learn the basics of a financial business plan and business structure. Each workshop will provide basic in...

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Fee: No Cost



First Steps to Starting a Small Business

SBDCJanuary 9, 2023 | 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



First Steps to Starting a Small Business

SBDCMarch 13, 2023 | 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

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.