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 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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  • 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 6, 2020
    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. Brandi Davis has worked in the health and human services industry in a variety of fields for over 20 years.  She is an experienced educator in the assisted living (more…)


  • June 3, 2020
    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. Brandi Davis has worked in the health and human services industry in a variety of fields for over 20 years.  She is an experienced educator in the assisted living (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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  • 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 29, 2020
    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 elements of estate planning and receive resources to enable you to complete your own. Attorney Melinda Gustafson Gervasi, founded Gustafson Gervasi Law Office, LLC in 2005.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin (more…)


  • June 6, 2020
    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. Facilitator: Attorney Nick M. Levine Nick places a high priority on (more…)

Growing a Business

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

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  • April 13, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A sudden and unexpected loss of income, even if it only lasts for a few weeks or months, can have long-term, devastating consequences. Often the decision on how to handle and prioritize your obligations can make the difference between making it through a short-term crisis without losing assets, getting evicted, drawing on retirement savings, or (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…)


  • May 16, 2020
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

QuickBooks is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses. Topics covered include: 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. IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE CLASS: We will be utilizing “QuickBooks Online test drive”. Students will not have (more…)


  • June 10, 2020
    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. Jenna Piché specializes in (more…)


  • June 18, 2020
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Do you wish you had access to consumer spending data? The University of Wisconsin- Madison Business Library is open to the public and has resources that help entrepreneurs identify and define their industry trends and market demographics. Peggy Smith, Business Librarian, will showcase these resources, explain how to access them, and let you know where (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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  • May 9, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Aprendiendo sobre el poder de la red social para impulsar su negocia a ser visible y al crecimiento. Aprenda a como incorporar el Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, etc en su plan de mercadotecnia en formas que hacen sentido para su negocio. Tome ventaja de estos lugares para actualizar sus estrategias y metas de su negocio. (more…)


  • May 11, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Reuniéndonos mensualmente con soñadores, empresarios y dueños de negocios para compartir sus éxitos con otros, sus mejores consejos para tener éxito y compartir información con los demás. Es un evento de networking y con posibles invitados especiales a compartir. (more…)


  • May 21, 2020
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

¿Está atrapado haciendo pagos mensuales mínimos en sus tarjetas de crédito? Le enseñaremos cómo crear un plan para estar libre de deudas y también discutir si es el momento de llamar a un experto. Vamos a discutir la deuda, las colecciones, la prevención de la ejecución hipotecaria, la quiebra y mucho más. (more…)


  • June 8, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Reuniéndonos mensualmente con soñadores, empresarios y dueños de negocios para compartir sus éxitos con otros, sus mejores consejos para tener éxito y compartir información con los demás. Es un evento de networking y con posibles invitados especiales a compartir. (more…)


  • June 27, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Como entender el sistema bancario, que es un sistema bancario y que no es un sistema bancario, que nos ofrecen, diferencia entre una cuenta personal y la del negocio. También discutiremos cómo podemos utilizar nuestras cuentas bancarias tanto para el negocio como personal. (more…)

ALL UPCOMING MADISON AREA CLASSES


  • April 13, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A sudden and unexpected loss of income, even if it only lasts for a few weeks or months, can have long-term, devastating consequences. Often the decision on how to handle and prioritize your obligations can make the difference between making it through a short-term crisis without losing assets, getting evicted, drawing on retirement savings, or (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…)


  • 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 29, 2020
    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 elements of estate planning and receive resources to enable you to complete your own. Attorney Melinda Gustafson Gervasi, founded Gustafson Gervasi Law Office, LLC in 2005.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin (more…)


  • May 5, 2020
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

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! Join us on May 5th for (more…)


  • May 6, 2020
    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. Brandi Davis has worked in the health and human services industry in a variety of fields for over 20 years.  She is an experienced educator in the assisted living (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…)


  • May 9, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Aprendiendo sobre el poder de la red social para impulsar su negocia a ser visible y al crecimiento. Aprenda a como incorporar el Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, etc en su plan de mercadotecnia en formas que hacen sentido para su negocio. Tome ventaja de estos lugares para actualizar sus estrategias y metas de su negocio. (more…)


  • May 11, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Reuniéndonos mensualmente con soñadores, empresarios y dueños de negocios para compartir sus éxitos con otros, sus mejores consejos para tener éxito y compartir información con los demás. Es un evento de networking y con posibles invitados especiales a compartir. (more…)


  • May 16, 2020
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

QuickBooks is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses. Topics covered include: 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. IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THE CLASS: We will be utilizing “QuickBooks Online test drive”. Students will not have (more…)

Prefer to view all upcoming Madison 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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