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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  • January 22, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

WWBIC offers a wide range of services. You will learn: information about business and financial capability courses and small business lending. (more…)


  • January 29, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  • February 5, 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. (more…)


  • February 11, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 8 weeks learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed plan. This virtual series utilized online LivePlan & Zoom platforms, so access and computer skills are required.  [Deposit required to reserve your spot] (more…)


  • February 20, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  • February 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Información sobre como tener un carrito ambulante y los requerimientos para el condado de Dane como también todos los documentos necesarios para los permisos requeridos y como tener acceso de la incubadora FEED. (more…)


  • March 4, 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. (more…)


  • April 8, 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. (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 15, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 8 sessions, learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed business plan. This series utilizes the online LivePlan platform, so a working knowledge of basic computer skills is needed. (more…)


  • April 25, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 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…)


  • 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. (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. (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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  • February 13, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to explore critical legal matters for new businesses. You will learn: selecting a business entity, co-ownership, legal aspects of financing a business, HR issues, developing and protecting intellectual property, commercial leases, and licensing and permitting. *In partnership with Marquette University Law School (more…)


  • March 18, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us to gain insight on how the different elements of your performance management approach can impact your culture, bring additional hurdles, and ultimately inspire a different approach to make this shift a success. You will learn: Goal setting, creating a culture of continuous feedback, how is mentorship and coaching part of your business strategy, (more…)


  • March 19, 2020
    5:00 pm - 7:00 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 con sus empleados. (more…)


  • April 16, 2020
    11:30 am - 1:00 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. In partnership with the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce. (more…)


  • April 21, 2020
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join us to learn the steps involved in starting and operating a childcare business. We will discuss an array of items, all childcare related, from licensing, to business practices. (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 25, 2020
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

This course will cover contracts commonly encountered by small businesses. These contracts include Partnership Agreements, Leases, Employment Contracts, and Purchases/Sales Agreements. The course will discuss the most important parts of these contracts, how to negotiate these contracts to your advantage, and how to work with an attorney so that your contracts are drafted in a (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. (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. (more…)

Growing a Business

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

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  • February 6, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us to explore strategies to get working ON your business and not IN your business. You will learn: organization skills, mentor development and team development, implementing simple systems & processes, and training and coaching techniques for employees. (more…)


  • February 12, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the basics of what you need to do to create clear, consistent communications to grow your business. This presentation and workshop will help you get recognized faster, find and keep employees that want to work for you, and earn the trust of your customers and stakeholders. We will clarify the definitions of brand, brand (more…)


  • February 19, 2020
    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…)


  • March 14, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Use your online assets more efficiently and increase 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…)


  • April 11, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Hay cuatro áreas principales que se deben acertar antes de hacer cambios a su negocio: estrategia, personas, ejecución y ambición. Esta clase ofrece algunos ideas y consejos útiles para ver si estás creciendo por capricho o si su negocio está listo para crecer al próximo nivel de éxito. (more…)


  • April 23, 2020
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Este sistema es una alternativa al sistema financiero (bancario y accionario) tradicional, al que difícilmente pueden acceder muchos empresarios. Kiva es una organización que permite prestar dinero a pequeñas empresas o emprendedores. Venga a oír como KIVA puede ayudarlo a lograr su sueño empresarial. (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…)


  • 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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  • January 25, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lo que hay que saber para hacer su declaración de impuestos de negocios, ¿Qué información puede ser que necesite su contador y cómo entender sus formularios de impuestos. Tú aprenderás: • Cómo reportar los ingresos y gastos • Los diferentes tipos de información que se necesita para preparar su declaración de impuestos • ¿Cómo los (more…)


  • February 8, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cómo desarrollar saldos y estados de cuenta mensuales, cómo hacer proyecciones anuales, para 3 años y declaraciones de flujo de caja, etc. Tú aprenderás: • 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 (more…)


  • February 10, 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…)


  • March 7, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:30 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 y les permite organizarse llevando un registro actualizado de los estados financieros de su negocio. Esta sesión de entrenamiento práctico le enseñara (more…)


  • March 9, 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…)


  • April 13, 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 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. (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


  • January 22, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

WWBIC offers a wide range of services. You will learn: information about business and financial capability courses and small business lending. (more…)


  • January 25, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lo que hay que saber para hacer su declaración de impuestos de negocios, ¿Qué información puede ser que necesite su contador y cómo entender sus formularios de impuestos. Tú aprenderás: • Cómo reportar los ingresos y gastos • Los diferentes tipos de información que se necesita para preparar su declaración de impuestos • ¿Cómo los (more…)


  • January 29, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  • February 5, 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. (more…)


  • February 6, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us to explore strategies to get working ON your business and not IN your business. You will learn: organization skills, mentor development and team development, implementing simple systems & processes, and training and coaching techniques for employees. (more…)


  • February 8, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Cómo desarrollar saldos y estados de cuenta mensuales, cómo hacer proyecciones anuales, para 3 años y declaraciones de flujo de caja, etc. Tú aprenderás: • 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 (more…)


  • February 10, 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…)


  • February 11, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 8 weeks learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed plan. This virtual series utilized online LivePlan & Zoom platforms, so access and computer skills are required.  [Deposit required to reserve your spot] (more…)


  • February 12, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the basics of what you need to do to create clear, consistent communications to grow your business. This presentation and workshop will help you get recognized faster, find and keep employees that want to work for you, and earn the trust of your customers and stakeholders. We will clarify the definitions of brand, brand (more…)


  • February 13, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to explore critical legal matters for new businesses. You will learn: selecting a business entity, co-ownership, legal aspects of financing a business, HR issues, developing and protecting intellectual property, commercial leases, and licensing and permitting. *In partnership with Marquette University Law School (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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