Madison Area Classes

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

To download our Greater Madison July – December 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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  • July 17, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to use your business plan as a platform to accelerate success. Developing your business plan is a critical tool for communication with potential funders, and as a guide and tool to manage business growth. This class will give you a brief synopsis on what goes into a business plan, what’s important and where (more…)


  • July 31, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to learn about our services, including business education courses and business loans. You will be introduced to the range of services and support offered by WWBIC.   (more…)


  • August 6, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how to use your business plan as a platform to accelerate success. Developing your business plan is a critical tool for communication with potential funders, and as a guide and tool to manage business growth. This class will give you a brief synopsis on what goes into a business plan, what’s important and where (more…)


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

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…)


  • August 7, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


  • September 4, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


  • September 10, 2019
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Strong Women Strong Coffee encourages business professionals and entrepreneurs to build meaningful connections. Fueled by caffeine & passion, this morning networking event is for women who are focused on achieving something fresh and new for their business and themselves. Each event features a local strong woman and her story! (more…)


  • September 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 8 sessions you will hone the skills needed to create, manage and grow a small business. You will learn: the feasibility of your business idea, listen to expert guest speakers, and develop a complete business plan. The session dates include: September 18 and 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. (more…)


  • September 28, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 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. (more…)


  • October 2, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


  • October 19, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join in on this 5 hour rapid-paced business planning boot camp! In just one day you will learn: how to judge the feasibility of your business idea and how to develop a complete business plan. In partnership with the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce. (more…)


  • October 24, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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…)


  • October 26, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Selecting the type of legal structure for your company can be complicated.  This class goes in-depth on the Limited Liability Company (LLC) structure. Find out if this structure is right for your business and the steps to take to become a legal business entity. (more…)


  • November 4, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 7-weeks learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed business plan. This virtual series utilizes online LivePlan and Zoom platforms so access to computer and computer skills is required.  *Scholarships available & application process required. (more…)


  • November 6, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


  • November 8, 2019
    8:00 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…)


  • December 4, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


  • December 12, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Certification can open doors for small business owners. Join us to learn if certification is right for you, how to complete the application process, and how to use certifications to grow your business.  (more…)

Your Foundation

Classes for those who have recently launched a business.

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  • August 22, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Numbers aren’t for everyone. Join us to learn how to create cashflow and projections sheets for your business.  (more…)


  • September 10, 2019
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Strong Women Strong Coffee encourages business professionals and entrepreneurs to build meaningful connections. Fueled by caffeine & passion, this morning networking event is for women who are focused on achieving something fresh and new for their business and themselves. Each event features a local strong woman and her story! (more…)


  • September 12, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Examine the basic issues and steps involved in operating an Adult Family Home. You will learn: the operational elements of an AFH, the license requirements, regulations, and steps it takes to get started.  (more…)


  • September 19, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Get your will and other legal documents in order.  Everyone should consider estate planning!  You will learn the key considerations of estate planning; wills, power of attorney, living trusts, guardianship and much more. (more…)


  • September 23, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to learn steps involved in starting and operating a child care business. We will examine operational elements, licensing requirements and regulations, and steps it takes to get started.  (more…)


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

The decisions you make during lease negotiation can profoundly affect your business’s bottom line. You will learn: how to effectively negotiate lease terms and landlord/lessee. (more…)


  • October 17, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

La creación de una cooperativa artesanal ayuda a cerrar la brecha creada entre los artistas y el mercado. Una cooperativa ayuda a los miembros artesanos como el control de calidad, los plazos de entrega y la planificación de producción, y resolver cualquier problema como grupo. (more…)


  • October 22, 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…)


  • November 8, 2019
    8:00 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…)


  • December 19, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Obtenga su testamento y otros documentos legales en orden. ¡Todo el mundo debería considerar la planificación del patrimonio! Aprenderás las consideraciones clave de la planificación patrimonial; Testamentos, poderes, fideicomisos en vida, tutela y mucho más. (more…)

Your Growth

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

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  • July 17, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to use your business plan as a platform to accelerate success. Developing your business plan is a critical tool for communication with potential funders, and as a guide and tool to manage business growth. This class will give you a brief synopsis on what goes into a business plan, what’s important and where (more…)


  • August 6, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how to use your business plan as a platform to accelerate success. Developing your business plan is a critical tool for communication with potential funders, and as a guide and tool to manage business growth. This class will give you a brief synopsis on what goes into a business plan, what’s important and where (more…)


  • August 15, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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


  • September 10, 2019
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Strong Women Strong Coffee encourages business professionals and entrepreneurs to build meaningful connections. Fueled by caffeine & passion, this morning networking event is for women who are focused on achieving something fresh and new for their business and themselves. Each event features a local strong woman and her story! (more…)


  • September 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 8 sessions you will hone the skills needed to create, manage and grow a small business. You will learn: the feasibility of your business idea, listen to expert guest speakers, and develop a complete business plan. The session dates include: September 18 and 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. (more…)


  • September 14, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

Using your online assets more efficiently and increasing your digital marketing impact. Learn how to use your website content to gain customers. Gain insights to social media advertising. Understand the pros and cons of advertising on Google. (more…)


  • October 10, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The decisions you make during lease negotiation can profoundly affect your business’s bottom line. You will learn: your rights as a tenant and how to negotiate terms. (more…)


  • October 12, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Google y Facebook son herramientas gratuitas y fácil de usar para que las empresas y organizaciones administren su presencia en línea en Google, incluidas las de Búsqueda y Mapas. Aprenda lo básico para empezar su promoción. (more…)


  • October 22, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A large National Convention is coming. Have you thought about how will it 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 for thinking about if you want to take advantage of large events that are (more…)


  • November 8, 2019
    8:00 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…)


  • November 9, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Existen entrenamientos en ventas a secas y los entrenamientos que incluyen negociación Los empresarios necesitan comprender las mejores técnicas de negociación más que aprender sólo a entregar y cobrar mercancías. Se incluye operaciones de venta, compra, cobranza, relaciones personales, laborales y sociales. (more…)


  • November 13, 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…)


  • November 14, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

¿Te gusta hacer artesanía? ¿Las personas le piden que haga cosas para ellos? Si es un artesano con experiencia puede sacar provecho de su habilidad a la artesanía. Aprenda las oportunidades de estar vendiendo sus productos hechos a mano en el internet. (more…)


  • December 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Developing a marketing plan for your small business will prove to be as beneficial as your business plan. You will learn: how to develop a message that speaks to your target market and what platforms are best suited to reach your target. Leave with a tactical plan you can implement immediately. (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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  • August 17, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Aprenda como QuickBooks puede ayudarle a organizar sus registros de negocios y estados financieros. Quickbook es un programa o software que se ha convertido en una poderosa herramienta para los dueños de negocios. (more…)


  • August 22, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Explore new and creative methods for funding your business. Find out how Kiva and WWBIC work together to provide funding for your business. In partnership with the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce (more…)


  • October 12, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

QuickBooks is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses. Many topics covered will be: bank account connections and /or importing statements, reconciling, generating profit and loss reports and balance sheet, invoicing, customer statements, recording sales, and depositing payments and much more. (more…)

ALL UPCOMING MADISON AREA CLASSES


  • July 17, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to use your business plan as a platform to accelerate success. Developing your business plan is a critical tool for communication with potential funders, and as a guide and tool to manage business growth. This class will give you a brief synopsis on what goes into a business plan, what’s important and where (more…)


  • July 31, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to learn about our services, including business education courses and business loans. You will be introduced to the range of services and support offered by WWBIC.   (more…)


  • August 6, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how to use your business plan as a platform to accelerate success. Developing your business plan is a critical tool for communication with potential funders, and as a guide and tool to manage business growth. This class will give you a brief synopsis on what goes into a business plan, what’s important and where (more…)


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

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…)


  • August 7, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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


  • August 15, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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


  • August 17, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Aprenda como QuickBooks puede ayudarle a organizar sus registros de negocios y estados financieros. Quickbook es un programa o software que se ha convertido en una poderosa herramienta para los dueños de negocios. (more…)


  • August 22, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Explore new and creative methods for funding your business. Find out how Kiva and WWBIC work together to provide funding for your business. In partnership with the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce (more…)

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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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