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 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 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 23, 2019
    5:30 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…)


  • January 23, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

¿Está pensando en empezar un negocio? Decida si el mundo empresarial es para usted. Participantes podrán evaluar sus habilidades y preparación para ser dueños de un negocio como también discutir las ventajas y desventajas en ser un dueño de un negocio. (more…)


  • February 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…)


  • February 6, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 8 classes 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. This class meets on the following Wednesdays: February 6, 13, 27 March 6, 13, 20 April 3 & 10 (more…)


  • February 13, 2019
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

¿Está pensando en empezar un negocio? Decida si el mundo empresarial es para usted. Participantes podrán evaluar sus habilidades y preparación para ser dueños de un negocio como también discutir las ventajas y desventajas en ser un dueño de un negocio. (more…)


  • February 21, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 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…)


  • February 21, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

De pasatiempo a ganancias. Explore el potencial de su idea, de su habilidad artesanal o de diseño. Este curso se enfoca en examinar la posibilidad de su pasatiempo (costura, repostería, decoraciones, arte, etc), explorar formas de promover su producto o servicio e identificar recursos para comenzar su negocio. (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 9, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

¿Sueña con tener un carrito movible? ¿Ha pensado cuantas posibilidades hay? ¡Los carritos movibles no son solamente para comida!  Venga a oír las diferentes opciones para tener un negocio movible.  Ahora hay carritos movibles para servicio a domicilio de estilistas o manicura, zapaterías, boutiques, colmaditos, et.  Es la nueva moda en la costa oeste y (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 3, 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…)


  • April 6, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Información sobre qué tipos de a seguranzas un empresario debería tener y sobre las reglas y leyes del estado de Wisconsin con referencia al Worker’s Comp y los requisitos de cumplimiento para el estado. (more…)


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


  • 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 18, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ya sea que esté a punto de jubilarse, de cambiar de trabajo o de carrera, o de comenzar un negocio, es importante pensar con anticipación y planificar para su futuro. Este taller es para usted. Aprenda sobre opciones financieras para su futuro. (more…)


  • April 20, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Determine qué tipo de servicios de limpieza usted quiere hacer. Decida entre residencial, limpiar ventanas, carpetas o edificios comerciales. Descubra como puede empezar su negocio de limpieza. (more…)


  • May 1, 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…)


  • May 1, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 8 classes 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. This class meets on the following Wednesdays: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5, 12, 19 (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 - 8:00 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…)


  • 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 16, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 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…)


  • May 16, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

¿Tienes el deseo de ser emprendedor? Piense en lanzar en los sectores que discutiremos en este taller, basándose en datos de analistas y entrevistas con expertos de la industria, inversores y empresarios. (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…)


  • June 5, 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…)


  • 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…)


  • June 25, 2019
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This expo is for small businesses and for people who like to explore new items in the market place.  Experience the opportunity to sell your products and services at this expo.  Test market a new product or highlight a consumer favorite.  Come to explore the  emerging businesses in Dane County. For more information contact Dane (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 19, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Este taller se enfoca en los registros básico: qué materiales se necesita, qué se mantienen, ¿cómo empezar, la forma de llevar un registro de las pérdidas y ganancias, condiciones financieras y definiciones.  Usted aprenderá términos y definiciones bancarios. (more…)


  • January 26, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cómo desarrollar saldos y estados de cuenta mensuales, cómo hacer proyecciones anuales, para 3 años y declaraciones de flujo de caja, etc. Esta clase cubre: Cómo analizar los informes financieros para tomar decisiones de negocio, Cómo revisar la declaración de flujos de efectivo, estado de pérdidas y ganancias, y un balance, Opciones de programas de (more…)


  • January 29, 2019
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

An adult family home is usually a traditionally-built home located in a residential neighborhood that has been retrofitted to provide for the needs and safety of seniors. This course outlines the basic issues and steps involved in operating an AFH.   It will examine; the operational elements of an AFH, the license requirements and regulations, (more…)


  • February 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Explore new and creative methods for funding your business.  Find out how Kiva and WWBIC work together to provide funding for your business. (more…)


  • February 20, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 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…)


  • 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 16, 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…)


  • 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 13, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

An adult family home is usually a traditionally-built home located in a residential neighborhood that has been retrofitted to provide for the needs and safety of seniors. This course outlines the basic issues and steps involved in operating an AFH.   It will examine; the operational elements of an AFH, the license requirements and regulations, (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 14, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:00 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.  In parnership with Madison Black Chamber of Commerce. (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 1, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

La adquisición de la certificación estatal o nacional puede abrir puertas para los propietarios de pequeñas empresas. Aprenderá: si la certificación es adecuada para usted, cómo completar el proceso de solicitud y cómo usar la certificación para hacer crecer su negocio. (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 25, 2019
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This expo is for small businesses and for people who like to explore new items in the market place.  Experience the opportunity to sell your products and services at this expo.  Test market a new product or highlight a consumer favorite.  Come to explore the  emerging businesses in Dane County. For more information contact Dane (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…)


  • January 19, 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…)


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

Develop a system to save on taxes, avoid penalties and create a true picture of your business finances. In this session you will learn: How to interpret financial statements, how to select a system to track your small business financial activities, review accounting and tax rules for common business expenses and find out what your (more…)


  • February 26, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Managing the build out process for your business is a challenging process.  Find out how you can save money, time and headaches.  You will learn how to: negotiate the build out in the terms of the lease, prepare for hidden costs,  work with the contractor to create a true estimate of costs. (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 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…)


  • 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 3, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Creating new customers isn’t the only way to grow your business. This session focuses on a process to increase the lifetime value of your customer. Learn several new strategies to increase both your average sales as well as the number of transactions per customer. Leave this session with a tactical plan on how to implement (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 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 15, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Este taller es una introducción al “podcasting” de audio. El “podcasting” le permite al participante en utilizar sus sistemas de entretenimiento basados en la tecnología con planes de mercadotécnico para su negocio. (more…)


  • June 20, 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…)


  • June 25, 2019
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This expo is for small businesses and for people who like to explore new items in the market place.  Experience the opportunity to sell your products and services at this expo.  Test market a new product or highlight a consumer favorite.  Come to explore the  emerging businesses in Dane County. For more information contact Dane (more…)


  • June 29, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Este taller se enfoca en mantener un balance entre su vida personal y la del negocio. Aprenda con otros y las estrategias para mantener ese balance. Ejercicios para relajar, delegar y mantener una vida más balanceada para su diario vivir. (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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  • April 2, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

¡Existen herramientas que lo ayudan a obtener crédito! Venga a descubrir el valor de por vida que otorga una buena calificación crediticia y cómo controlarlo. ¿Qué hay en un informe de crédito? ¿Qué pasa si necesito disputar información negativa? ¿Por cuánto tiempo me afectarán los errores? (more…)


  • April 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 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…)


  • 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 MADISON AREA CLASSES


  • 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 19, 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…)


  • January 19, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Este taller se enfoca en los registros básico: qué materiales se necesita, qué se mantienen, ¿cómo empezar, la forma de llevar un registro de las pérdidas y ganancias, condiciones financieras y definiciones.  Usted aprenderá términos y definiciones bancarios. (more…)


  • January 23, 2019
    5:30 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…)


  • January 23, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

¿Está pensando en empezar un negocio? Decida si el mundo empresarial es para usted. Participantes podrán evaluar sus habilidades y preparación para ser dueños de un negocio como también discutir las ventajas y desventajas en ser un dueño de un negocio. (more…)


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

Develop a system to save on taxes, avoid penalties and create a true picture of your business finances. In this session you will learn: How to interpret financial statements, how to select a system to track your small business financial activities, review accounting and tax rules for common business expenses and find out what your (more…)


  • January 26, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cómo desarrollar saldos y estados de cuenta mensuales, cómo hacer proyecciones anuales, para 3 años y declaraciones de flujo de caja, etc. Esta clase cubre: Cómo analizar los informes financieros para tomar decisiones de negocio, Cómo revisar la declaración de flujos de efectivo, estado de pérdidas y ganancias, y un balance, Opciones de programas de (more…)


  • January 29, 2019
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

An adult family home is usually a traditionally-built home located in a residential neighborhood that has been retrofitted to provide for the needs and safety of seniors. This course outlines the basic issues and steps involved in operating an AFH.   It will examine; the operational elements of an AFH, the license requirements and regulations, (more…)


  • February 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…)

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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.

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