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 2019 Program Guide, click here.

Your Dream

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

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  • January 15, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 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…)


  • January 17, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • January 24, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover whether becoming an entrepreneur is for you. You will learn how to assess and research your business idea as well as gain tips and useful resources. (more…)


  • February 21, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Don’t miss a step. Make sure you’ve completed every step of starting your business. Make a plan for success and learn how to become a legally licensed business in the state of Wisconsin. (more…)


  • February 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This pop-up market is for small businesses and people who like to explore new items in the market place. Come to explore the emerging small businesses right in your own backyard! This event is produced in partnership with the Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center. (more…)


  • February 27, 2019
    7:00 am - 8:00 am

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • March 7, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 9 weeks, learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed business plan. This blended (in-person & online) series utilizes the online LivePlan platform so a working knowledge of basic computer skills is required. (more…)


  • March 8, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us on International Women’s Day as we explore the personal journey of successful female founders. This theater-style panel event will feature presentations by dynamic entrepreneurs, a moderated panel discussion and audience Q and A. Refreshments will be served. (more…)


  • March 9, 2019
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

If you have a food based business idea or are currently in business, come further your knowledge of the industry and make some valuable connections! Join fellow food business entrepreneurs for an exciting day of learning and networking. This event is produced in partnership with the Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center. (more…)


  • March 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • March 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Developing your business plan is a critical tool for communication with potential funders and as a guide to manage business growth. You will learn: what goes into a business plan, what’s important and tools to get you started. (more…)


  • April 11, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • April 16, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

When talking about your business, confidence is key! You will learn the importance of an elevator pitch and how to create and evaluate your own. (more…)


  • May 1, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  • May 7, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover whether becoming an entrepreneur is for you. You will learn how to assess and research your business idea as well as gain tips and useful resources. (more…)


  • May 8, 2019
    7:00 am - 8:00 am

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • May 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The session is open to active military personnel, veterans, and connected families. Join us to explore business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by learning the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. Participants are introduced to a broad spectrum of entrepreneurial business concepts and the resources (more…)


  • May 18, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join in on this 6 hour fast-paced business planning bootcamp! In just one day you will learn how to judge the feasibility of your business idea and begin work on a rough draft of your business plan. Fee includes LivePlan access, books and a light lunch. (more…)


  • June 3, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • June 5, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Developing your business plan is a critical tool for communication with potential funders and as a guide to manage business growth. You will learn: what goes into a business plan, what’s important and tools to get you started. (more…)

Your Foundation

Classes for those who have recently launched a business.

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  • January 17, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • January 29, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Refocus your energy on important goals and make better decisions to effectively manage your time and achieve efficient results. You will learn how to manage priorities, delegate tasks and deal with time bandits. (more…)


  • February 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This pop-up market is for small businesses and people who like to explore new items in the market place. Come to explore the emerging small businesses right in your own backyard! This event is produced in partnership with the Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center. (more…)


  • February 27, 2019
    7:00 am - 8:00 am

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • March 7, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Acquiring state or national certification can open doors for small business owners. You will learn: if certification is right for you, how to complete the application process, and how to use the certification to grow your business. (more…)


  • March 7, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Selecting the right card program for your business can be complicated. This class examines factors that help you decide which system is best for you. Find out how to maximize your sales, determine the cost of credit card processing, and learn credit card payment management tips. (more…)


  • March 8, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us on International Women’s Day as we explore the personal journey of successful female founders. This theater-style panel event will feature presentations by dynamic entrepreneurs, a moderated panel discussion and audience Q and A. Refreshments will be served. (more…)


  • March 9, 2019
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

If you have a food based business idea or are currently in business, come further your knowledge of the industry and make some valuable connections! Join fellow food business entrepreneurs for an exciting day of learning and networking. This event is produced in partnership with the Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center. (more…)


  • March 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Protect your business with the correct type of insurance. You will learn why you need insurance, what it covers and examine the different types needed to protect your investment. (more…)


  • March 13, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Numbers aren’t for everyone. This session will discuss small business accounting, bookkeeping and pricing. You will learn how to create financial projections, best practices and how to price for profit. (more…)


  • March 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • April 11, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • April 24, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This course outlines the basic topics and steps involved in starting and operating a child care business. It will examine operational elements, licensing requirements and regulations, and steps it takes to get started. (more…)


  • May 8, 2019
    7:00 am - 8:00 am

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • May 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The session is open to active military personnel, veterans, and connected families. Join us to explore business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by learning the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. Participants are introduced to a broad spectrum of entrepreneurial business concepts and the resources (more…)


  • June 3, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)

Your Growth

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

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  • January 17, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • February 13, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Getting the word out about your business fuels growth and increases sales, but do you know how to effectively advertise on a budget? You will learn the best ways to advertise as well as low cost tips and tools to utilize. (more…)


  • February 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Receive an introduction to: setting up QuickBooks Online, navigating the program and basic functions. QuickBooks Online is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses. Take one class for $50 or both for $85. (more…)


  • February 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This pop-up market is for small businesses and people who like to explore new items in the market place. Come to explore the emerging small businesses right in your own backyard! This event is produced in partnership with the Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center. (more…)


  • February 27, 2019
    7:00 am - 8:00 am

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • March 2, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn to: input customers and vendors, create lists, add employees, process payroll & pay bills. QuickBooks Online is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses. Take one class for $50 or both for $85. (more…)


  • March 5, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Now that you have a business startup, it’s time to get the word out about it! Learn how to put together a basic media kit that can boost your business. We will cover press releases, fact sheets and discuss the importance of sending the right photos out to the media. (more…)


  • March 8, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us on International Women’s Day as we explore the personal journey of successful female founders. This theater-style panel event will feature presentations by dynamic entrepreneurs, a moderated panel discussion and audience Q and A. Refreshments will be served. (more…)


  • March 9, 2019
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

If you have a food based business idea or are currently in business, come further your knowledge of the industry and make some valuable connections! Join fellow food business entrepreneurs for an exciting day of learning and networking. This event is produced in partnership with the Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center. (more…)


  • March 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • April 9, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore the world of international trade. This class will provide an overview of the import and export process. Get an introduction to compliance, export grants, shipping terms, tax issues and market assessments. Explore resources and how to find partners in the journey to world commerce. (more…)


  • April 11, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • April 24, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

How will Foxconn affect your business start-up or growth plans? Whether you are an existing business owner or thinking of starting a business we can help you map out your plan. Learn more about resources available to help build your business. (more…)


  • May 8, 2019
    7:00 am - 8:00 am

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • May 8, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Your business is starting to grow and now you are ready to hire you first employee. Avoid common small business HR mistakes. In this class you will learn the most common HR laws, steps for successful recruitment and the difference between and employee and an independent contractor. (more…)


  • May 9, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Receive an introduction to: setting up QuickBooks Online, navigating the program and basic functions. QuickBooks Online is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses. Take one class for $50 or both for $85. (more…)


  • May 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The session is open to active military personnel, veterans, and connected families. Join us to explore business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by learning the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. Participants are introduced to a broad spectrum of entrepreneurial business concepts and the resources (more…)


  • June 3, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Explora el mundo del comercio internacional. Esta clase proporcionará una visión general el proceso de importación y exportación. Obtenga una introducción al cumplimiento, subvenciones a la exportación, términos de envío, problemas de impuestos y evaluaciones de mercado. Explore los recursos y cómo encontrar socios en el viaje hacia el comercio mundial. (more…)


  • June 3, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • June 20, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Getting the word out about your business fuels growth and increases sales, but do you know how to effectively advertise on a budget? You will learn the best ways to advertise as well as low cost tips and tools to utilize. (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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  • February 27, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Whether you plan to spend or save your income tax refund this year, you should do it wisely. You will learn tips and tricks to stretch your refund and meet your goals. (more…)


  • May 15, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

If you’ve had credit challenges in the past, it won’t take the rest of your life to recover. Join us to learn practices with the most impact on your credit score and how you can take control. (more…)


  • May 17, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The session is open to active military personnel, veterans, and connected families. Join us to explore business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by learning the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. Participants are introduced to a broad spectrum of entrepreneurial business concepts and the resources (more…)

ALL UPCOMING NORTHEASTERN WI AREA CLASSES


  • January 15, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 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…)


  • January 17, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn the ins-and-outs of the WWBIC loan program.  Join our interactive roundtable discussion with a WWBIC loan officer to learn more about what to expect when applying for a WWBIC business loan, what distinguishes a WWBIC from a traditional bank, our application process and the information you will need to prepare. This class assumes you (more…)


  • January 24, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover whether becoming an entrepreneur is for you. You will learn how to assess and research your business idea as well as gain tips and useful resources. (more…)


  • January 29, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Refocus your energy on important goals and make better decisions to effectively manage your time and achieve efficient results. You will learn how to manage priorities, delegate tasks and deal with time bandits. (more…)


  • February 13, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Getting the word out about your business fuels growth and increases sales, but do you know how to effectively advertise on a budget? You will learn the best ways to advertise as well as low cost tips and tools to utilize. (more…)


  • February 14, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Fueled by caffeine and passion, this FREE 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…)


  • February 21, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:30 am

Fueled by caffeine and passion, this FREE 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…)


  • February 21, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Don’t miss a step. Make sure you’ve completed every step of starting your business. Make a plan for success and learn how to become a legally licensed business in the state of Wisconsin. (more…)


  • February 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Receive an introduction to: setting up QuickBooks Online, navigating the program and basic functions. QuickBooks Online is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses. Take one class for $50 or both for $85. (more…)


  • February 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This pop-up market is for small businesses and people who like to explore new items in the market place. Come to explore the emerging small businesses right in your own backyard! This event is produced in partnership with the Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center. (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.

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