SBDC Entrepreneurial Training Program

Understanding the full scope of what it takes to start and run a small business is overwhelming. This program is a resourceful set of classes designed specifically to help you develop a solid plan and learn what it takes to build a thriving business.

Key Program Information
Categories Professional and Workforce Development Business Continuing Education
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face
Next Session Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 in Eau Claire

UW-Eau Claire Campus: Human Sciences & Services

239 Water Street
Room 202
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Schedule January 23, 2018 through March 27, 2018

This program meets Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 8:45pm.

Who Should Attend

People looking to start a business and new and early stage entrepreneurs needing help in assessing their business idea, developing a business plan and learning more about owning a business.

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Program Description

Topics include marketing, accounting, human resources, getting financing and other business areas.   The major take away from the class is creating a business plan for your business idea.  

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Standard Fee $250.00

Fee includes all class materials and 6 month subscription to LivePlan business plan writing software.


Option A – Lean Start-Up Only
This option is for the first three weeks (Lean Start-Up) only. You will work with the Business Model Canvas process and learn to reduce time and errors in your business growth.

Cost is $300.

Option B – Full Program, Without the Extras
This includes the entire program (Lean Start-Up and business plan discussions) but does not include the requirement of a business plan submission nor business plan counseling.

Cost is $750.

Option C – Full Program, With Business Plan and Counseling
This option is for the entire program AND the submission of a business plan with counseling. The cost is only $250 if you complete the program requirements. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will provide the remaining $750 in tuition assistance. That’s $1000 worth of concise small business training for $250! Fill out an application to qualify for tuition assistance.
Understand that if you do NOT complete and submit a business plan, you will be charged an additional $750.
You must submit an application and wait for approval.


Phone: 715-836-5902

7 S. Dewey Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703