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.


Legal & Accounting Clinic

Do you have a legal or accounting question? Are you planning to start, purchase, or sell a business and are wondering what important areas to consider as you proceed? Do you need to develop terms and conditions of sale? Do you have an idea and you wonder if there are intellectual property considerations? How do you bring your idea to reality but keep it confidential? What are the tax considerations that typically affect new businesses? What tax strategies should you consider as you acquire or grow your business?

Take advantage of these one-on-one consultations to help you confirm how best to proceed. This clinic is free, but registration is required as space is limited. All clinic appointments will be held virtually.

Virtual Clinic dates:

September 23, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
September 27, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

To register, CLICK HERE. By registering, you will be contacted to confirm a date and time for your consultation with an attorney and/or accountant.


Start Strong Strategies

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 information to become more strategic and more successful.

Many businesses start as a hobby or interest and now you are ready to take the next step and start your business. This class is for individuals who are looking for practical information for determining if they are ready to be an entrepreneur and the essentials for launching a business. You will learn about the initial steps to starting a business, formulate a business plan to move forward, and obtain some new resources. After class, attendees may request free, one-on-one assistance from the Small Business Development Center to refine their idea.

Join us for two virtual workshops beginning October 25, 2022.  These sessions are offered in a virtual format.

All workshops are FREE, but registration is required as space is limited.  Participants are welcome to attend individual workshops or can register for the entire series.

Virtual Session dates:

Build Your Business Blueprint:
October 25, 2022 from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. To register, CLICK HERE.
December 15, 2022 from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. To register, CLICK HERE.

Foundations in Financial Business Planning:
November 1, 2022 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. To register, CLICK HERE.
December 6, 2022 from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. To register, CLICK HERE.


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.

Click here for information about ETP.