Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

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Practical, small business seminars go hand-in-hand with the advising services offered by the SBDC. If you have questions about starting or operating a small business, our Basic Management Education hands-on workshops are an efficient means to learn what you need to know.

Business Basics 

The Business Basics courses cover six topics that are important when starting a business: First Steps to Starting Your Business, Business Model Canvas, Financial Basics for Business, Marketing Basics, Planning Basics, and Website Basics. These courses can be taken as individual sessions or all six as part of the series.

Instruction time is 2.5 hours, including time for questions and answers, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The fee is $30 per seminar. You may cancel or transfer your registration up to five business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or cancel the day of the event, you are responsible for the full fee. You may substitute another person for your registration at any time.

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Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP)

The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-La Crosse 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 handle on all the details, and those with successful companies that they want to grow.

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Building a WordPress Website

This workshop is a hands-on opportunity to build your own WordPress website under the guidance of a professional web developer.  It is a guided tour of how to set up and configure a website using the open-source platform, WordPress.  

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HR Webinar Series

This series discusses human resources topics.  The topic of the first session is best practices in hiring and management.  The second session's topic is working with a challenging employee.  The third session is about performance management: employee reviews, coaching, and documentation.  The webinars are an hour long, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., on April 3, 10, and 17.

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