Training

Start Your Business

The Small Business Development Centers conduct classroom training throughout the state that can provide skills and knowledge for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Classes revolve around various topics including business planning, starting and financing a business.  View our class schedule.

The SBDC Lean Business Planning - Entrepreneurial Training Program has helped launch successful new businesses throughout Wisconsin.  This program is an 8 to 12 week classroom program and also includes one-on-one SBDC advising to help you complete your business plan. 

Successfully Grow Your Business

Grow your company by building your management skills and the skills of your employees.  Success and growth depend on your team's business and management capabilities.  The SBDC is your partner providing affordable, actionable and high quality training throughout Wisconsin.  Search our class schedule.

Manage Your Business

PeerSpectives

Wisconsin PeerSpectives Network roundtables provide a valuable opportunity for owners, CEOs and presidents to tap into the collective wisdom of their peers on topics such as finance, employee relations, legal compliance, marketing and advertising, accessing new markets, production, and personal isolation. The group members are committed to confidentiality, sharing, accountability, and dispassionate analysis.  PeerSpectives groups are composed of eight to twelve non-competing business owners who gather approximately 10 times over a 12-month period for confidential sharing of experiences and challenges.

Online Courses

First Steps

First Steps is a quick and easy way to see where you are in the process of a starting a business.

Virtual Advisor

Through a sponsorship provided by U.S. Bank, the Wisconsin SBDC offers Virtual Advisor online workshops. These interactive multimedia workshops provide strategies, tools and processes to help business owners grow and manage their businesses. We invite you to learn online, and then continue learning through no cost one-on-one SBDC consulting. Click here to find your local SBDC office.

For additional online tools, click here.

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