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.

Click here for information about the Business Basics sessions.

 

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.

 

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.  The first session on April 3, 2018, will help participants install a theme, add and edit pages, and add and configure widgets and plugins.  The second session on May 1, 2018, will allow participants the opportunity to ask questions and get one-on-one help building out their websites. 

After registering for the class, complete the Website Registration Information form (located on the registration page) and email it to sbdc@uwlax.edu so your website can be ready for your first class. You can also call 785-8783 to give this information by phone, or we can email the form to you.

The fee is $169.  

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.

To register, click here and specify Topic: Marketing and Sales, set the appropriate Time Range, and click Search.  Then click on the Register button next to the program name.  You can also register by calling 608.785.8783.