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.


Wisconsin LLC Changes Effective January 1, 2023:

How These Changes May Affect Your Business

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (“SBDC”) at UWL is hosting a FREE webinar to identify the new LLC changes and how the changes might impact your business. This new law made changes to the statute governing limited liability companies (LLCs) organized in Wisconsin. The new law (Chapter 183) replaces the existing statute and is based on the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act already adopted in some form by other states.

Owners with existing LLCs have the option to: (i) by December 31, file a statement of nonapplicability with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (WDFI) to continue the status quo and have your LLC governed by current LLC law; or (ii) do nothing, and on January 1, 2023, your LLC will be governed by the new statute by operation of law. If you wonder what is changing and how the changes might impact your LLC and its owners/managers, come learn more about the changes and the options/actions you should consider taking to get your intended result. The webinar will be facilitated by attorneys familiar with the new LLC statue and will be offered on multiple dates/times.

All workshops are FREE, but registration is required as space is limited. 

Virtual Session dates and times:

November 30, 2022 from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. To register, CLICK HERE.

December 7, 2022 from 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. To register, CLICK HERE.

December 15, 2022 from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. To register, CLICK HERE.


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:
December 15, 2022 from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. To register, CLICK HERE.

Foundations in Financial Business Planning:
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.