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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  • May 21, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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


  • July 16, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 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…)


  • 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 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 (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 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 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…)


  • 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…)

Your Foundation

Classes for those who have recently launched a business.

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  • 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…)


  • July 16, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 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…)


  • 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 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 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 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…)


  • 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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  • 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…)


  • 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 (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…)


  • 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…)


  • 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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  • July 13, 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. (more…)


  • August 15, 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…)


  • 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…)


  • 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


  • May 21, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Explore new and creative methods for funding your business.  Find out how Kiva and WWBIC work together to provide funding for your business. (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
    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 4, 2019
    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! Carol Schroeder – Co-Owner, Orange Tree (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 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…)

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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