"This information is priceless. I wish I would have taken the class before I started my business 3 years ago as the mistakes are plentiful and this class helps stop those from happening."
"The most valuable aspects of the program are the experience of the instructors and counselors in presenting the information that allowed me to look at my business with an objective, critical eye from a financial viability standpoint. Guest speakers were also highly valuable, particularly discussions about watching for pivot opportunities and how to scale."
Jeff Ebel | Ebel Consulting
Jeff Ebel is a former business owner, having had his own business in the 70s and again in 1989 starting Ebel Woodworking in his garage. In between businesses he worked in manufacturing management at two local furniture companies. In 2007 he sold Ebel Woodworking after growing it to over $4MM in sales and over 45 employees. He now spends his time mentoring business owners and assisting entrepreneurs as an adjunct instructor of entrepreneurship for the Fox Valley Technical College, the SBDC at the UW Stevens Point, and presenting the “First Steps” free workshop for the SBDC Stevens Point, Central Wisconsin SCORE Chapter, and CAP Services. He most recently joined forces with co-owner Leon Ostrowski in Midwest Wealth Ventures, LLC as its President, mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs and assisting with funding their ventures through the Wisconsin River Business Angels. He volunteers annually to serve as a judge for the Wisconsin governor’s Business Plan Contest. Jeff will be instructing our in-person Antigo ETP class.
Todd Kuckkahn | Public Speaker
Todd is a public speaker, executive coach, leadership development, and DISC consultant. His professional experience includes teaching, mentoring and coaching of all ages. Experiences include high school education, post-secondary education, health and human services, associations, non-profits and private industry. Worked with and served on boards from a variety of organizations, including being President of Kiwanis and Rotary. Todd was the Executive Director of the Portage County Business Council from 2015-2021, helping to grow the leadership opportunities and business support in Portage County for small business owners. Todd will be instructing our virtual ETP class.