Northeast WI Area Classes

Expand the sections below to view classes based on your business stage, or scroll down to view a full calendar of Appleton area classes. If you’re looking for classes in other areas of the state, click here.

To download our Northeast January – June 2020 Program Guide, click here.

Starting a Business

Classes for those new to WWBIC or looking for training & resources to get their business started

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  • January 22, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

WWBIC offers a wide range of services. You will learn: information about business and financial capability courses and small business lending. (more…)


  • February 11, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 8 weeks learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed plan. This virtual series utilized online LivePlan & Zoom platforms, so access and computer skills are required.  [Deposit required to reserve your spot] (more…)


  • February 20, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Your business plan is a critical tool for communication with potential funders and a guide to manage your business growth. You will learn: what goes into a business plan and how to get started. (more…)


  • March 12, 2020
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn about WWBIC’s services, including business education courses and business loans. You will be introduced to the range of services and support offered by WWBIC. (more…)


  • March 25, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn how to use your business plan as a platform to accelerate success. This class will give you a brief synopsis on what goes into a business plan, what’s important, and where to begin. (more…)


  • April 14, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Your business plan is a critical tool for communication with potential funders and a guide to manage your business growth. You will learn: what goes into a business plan and how to get started. (more…)


  • May 7, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover if becoming an entrepreneur is for you. You will learn how to assess and research your business idea, along with receive other tips and useful resources. (more…)


  • June 9, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Your business plan is a critical tool for communication with potential funders and a guide to manage your business growth. You will learn: what goes into a business plan and how to get started. (more…)

Managing a Business

Classes for those who have recently launched a business.

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  • February 13, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to explore critical legal matters for new businesses. You will learn: selecting a business entity, co-ownership, legal aspects of financing a business, HR issues, developing and protecting intellectual property, commercial leases, and licensing and permitting. *In partnership with Marquette University Law School (more…)


  • March 18, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us to gain insight on how the different elements of your performance management approach can impact your culture, bring additional hurdles, and ultimately inspire a different approach to make this shift a success. You will learn: Goal setting, creating a culture of continuous feedback, how is mentorship and coaching part of your business strategy, (more…)


  • April 22, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Numbers aren’t for everyone. Join us to create 12 month cashflow and 3 year projection sheets for your business plan. (more…)


  • April 23, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us to learn the steps involved in starting and operating a chlidcare business. We will discuss an array of childcare related items from licensing to business practices. (more…)


  • May 13, 2020
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Update your business with the use of exciting technologies. From software to square card readers, this class will show you how to use these tools to operate your business efficiently and smoothly. (more…)

Growing a Business

Classes for both new & experienced business owners to expand their learning and improve their results.

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  • February 6, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us to explore strategies to get working ON your business and not IN your business. You will learn: organization skills, mentor development and team development, implementing simple systems & processes, and training and coaching techniques for employees. (more…)


  • April 15, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Leverage your presence on social media to actualize your business strategies and goals. Participants should have existing basic knowledge of social media platforms to fully benefit from this class. (more…)


  • May 7, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us to learn more about this business funding platform. You will learn: how KIVA works, and how KIVA & WWBIC work together to provide funding for your business! (more…)


  • June 18, 2020
    8:00 am

Developing a marketing plan for your small business will prove to be as beneficial as your business plan. You will learn how to research your market, target marketing, platforms for messaging and more. (more…)

Financial Capabilities

Classes for those looking to improve their personal finances. All WWBIC financial capability programs are FREE to attendees.

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  • March 21, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Quickbooks is a powerful bookkeeping software for small business. Receive an introduction to setting up QuickBooks, navigating the program, and basic functions. One class for $50 or both Quickbooks 1 & 2 for $80 (Quickbooks level 2 scheduled for 3/28/20). (more…)


  • March 28, 2020
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn to input customers and vendors, create lists, add employees, process payroll, and pay bills. FEE: $50, or both for $85 (Quickbooks Level 1 scheduled 3/21/20). (more…)


  • April 7, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Get creative to stay within your household budget! You will learn how to use coupons and meal-prep strategies to save money. (more…)


  • May 27, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Quickbooks is a powerful bookkeeping software for small business. Receive an introduction to setting up QuickBooks, navigating the program, and basic functions. One class for $50 or both Quickbooks 1 & 2 for $80 (Quickbooks Level 2 scheduled for 6/3/20). (more…)


  • June 3, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn to input customers and vendors, create lists, add employees, process payroll, and pay bills. FEE: $50, or both for $85 (Quickbooks Level 1 scheduled 5/27/20). (more…)

ALL UPCOMING NORTHEASTERN WI AREA CLASSES


  • January 22, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

WWBIC offers a wide range of services. You will learn: information about business and financial capability courses and small business lending. (more…)


  • February 6, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us to explore strategies to get working ON your business and not IN your business. You will learn: organization skills, mentor development and team development, implementing simple systems & processes, and training and coaching techniques for employees. (more…)


  • February 11, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 8 weeks learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed plan. This virtual series utilized online LivePlan & Zoom platforms, so access and computer skills are required.  [Deposit required to reserve your spot] (more…)


  • February 13, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to explore critical legal matters for new businesses. You will learn: selecting a business entity, co-ownership, legal aspects of financing a business, HR issues, developing and protecting intellectual property, commercial leases, and licensing and permitting. *In partnership with Marquette University Law School (more…)


  • February 20, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Your business plan is a critical tool for communication with potential funders and a guide to manage your business growth. You will learn: what goes into a business plan and how to get started. (more…)


  • March 5, 2020
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

Fueled by caffeine and passion, this networking event is for women focused on achieving something fresh for their business and themselves. This event encourages business professionals and entrepreneurs to build and grow meaningful connections. Each event features a local strong woman! (more…)


  • March 12, 2020
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learn about WWBIC’s services, including business education courses and business loans. You will be introduced to the range of services and support offered by WWBIC. (more…)


  • March 18, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us to gain insight on how the different elements of your performance management approach can impact your culture, bring additional hurdles, and ultimately inspire a different approach to make this shift a success. You will learn: Goal setting, creating a culture of continuous feedback, how is mentorship and coaching part of your business strategy, (more…)

Prefer to view all upcoming Northeast WI area classes in list format? Click here.

WWBIC is an equal opportunity provider.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made upon request with at least two weeks’ notice. Please contact your local WWBIC office for arrangements. SBA programs are offered to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis

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