Business Outreach & Training

 
 
We are dedicated to the steady development and delivery of superior business improvement programming to all customers. To meet this mission, we shall focus on the continued effort to constantly explore new opportunities in programming, foster practical initiatives and partnerships, and steadily deliver quality projects. 
 

Conferences 

We plan and coordinate several conferences on assorted topics throughout the year. For additional information about the conferences listed, click the links below.  

  • Wisconsin Lenders Conference - May 14-15, 2015 at the Chula Vista Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells for commercial lenders throughout Wisconsin. Join the SBA to learn about the latest loan programs and regulations. Network at the Jules Matsoff Memorial Golf Outing or attend an additional training program from RMA-Wisconsin.
  • Central Wisconsin Social Media Conference - held every two years in Central Wisconsin, this conference assists business owners, marketing managers, and others in learning about new trends and changes in social media and how it can be used in business. The next conference will be scheduled for Fall 2015.
 

Workshops and Training 

Our training workshops are led by highly regarded faculty and experienced business practitioners in various Central Wisconsin locations. Click the links to learn more about these popular programs. Our certificate programs include face to face and online components to meet the needs of busy professionals. Click on the programs listed below for additional information and registration information. 

Programs for Business Start-Ups 

  • Where's the Money? - gain valuable insight on how to access various federal, state, and local financial assistance opportunities and programs available to businesses in this training workshop on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
     
  • Entrepreneurial Training with Lean Business Planning Practices Program - learn to write a solid business plan in this 10-session training course with experienced instructors and guest speakers who are experts in their field. Create value through customer focus using lean startup and growth tools.
  • Starting and Surviving in Business - get the basics of starting your own business in these monthly no-cost SCORE workshops in a variety of Central Wisconsin locations.

Other Professional Programs 

  • Project Management - online certificate program! - Gain the skills you need to manage projects in your company or organization at your own pace through this online program with one-on-one instructor contact.
  • Speechcraft by Toastmasters - Are you afraid to stand up and speak in front of others? Is fear in the way of your success? Learn to conquer that fear in a painless and enjoyable setting presented by Toastmasters in a six-session format.

Other Training Topics or Certificates

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Customer Service
  • Sales
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication Skills
  • Change Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Social Media Strategies and Techniques

 

Customized Training Opportunities

Any of our training workshops, seminars, or certificate programs can be customized for your company or organization. Contact Program Manager, Joel Wegner (jwegner@uwsp.edu or 715-843-5333) or Outreach Specialist, Dorothy Snyder (dsnyder@uwsp.edu or 715-346-3861) for more information and discussion on how we can assist your company with customized training programs.

 
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Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Economic Impacts

190 Face-to-Face Clients
452 Phone/Internet Clients
36 Businesses Started
$2,954,665 Client Capital 
 

Small Business
Development Center
UWSP Continuing Education
2100 Main Street, Rm 032
Stevens Point, WI 54481
800-898-9472

Email: Vicki Lobermeier  

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration