"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
As an independent certified coach, teacher, trainer and speaker with The John Maxwell Team, Todd brings incredible resources for his client's intentional growth in their business and personal life. His DISC trainer and consultant certification brings a verifiable assessment of their communication and personality styles to begin their journey. "The biggest gap in life is between what we know and what we do." Todd has taught classes at Mid-State Technical College and UW-Stevens Point. Todd serve as Executive Director for the Portage County Business Council for 6 years before leaving to pursue his passion in coaching and leadership training full-time in 2021. Todd will be instructing our virtual ETP class this spring.
Since 2013, 534 students have completed the course statewide, including 40 veterans and 73 minorities.
If you're interested in future ETP offerings, please email uwspce-SBDC@uwsp.edu to be added to our interested list.
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Full refund of any program fee payments will be made if cancellation request is received in writing to email@example.com before the start of the first day of class. No refunds for cancellations made after the first day of class. Participants cancelling after the first day of class and/or who do not complete their grant requirements will be billed the remainder of the tuition fee of $750.