Online First Steps to Starting a Business
Conferences and Training, On Demand Training and Classes

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Starting a business is exciting. It can also be overwhelming. There are many things to consider as you plan for your new venture. This course will help you understand your readiness and provide recommendations on how to proceed in planning for your business.

This short online course consists of 4 sections:
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Business Idea
  • Financial Readiness
  • Next Steps

Each section includes an interactive lesson, short video stories featuring real entrepreneurs, and a self-assessment. Sections 1-3 must be completed before you can view your next steps.

This course is provided at no charge courtesy of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Madison and with the generous support of Associated Bank. 

Register for the Online First Steps to Starting a Business course today!

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. 
Please contact Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or