Milwaukee & Waukesha Area Classes

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

To download our Greater Milwaukee/Waukesha 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…)


  • 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…)


  • March 16, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Obtenga una introducción abarcada de como emprender una pequeña empresa. Esta serie de 10 semanas ofrece una amplia perspectiva sobre todos los aspectos de inciar y administrar una pequeña empresa. Se proveerá información complete sobre financiación empresarial y propiedad empresarial, estudios de mercadeo, estrategias de comercialización, mantenimiento de registros, flujo de caja, las  operaciones comerciales y (more…)


  • March 19, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 9 weeks, learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed business plan. This series utilizes the LivePlan platform, so working knowledge of computers is needed. [Deposit Required] (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…)


  • May 4, 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…)


  • 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…)


  • 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…)


  • May 6, 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…)


  • June 11, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to learn the steps involved in starting and operating a childcare business. We will discuss licensing requirements, regulations and steps to get started. (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…)


  • March 5, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Women must project confidence and credibility to grow their own businesses or advance in corporate America. You will learn: to project confidence and credibility, portray leadership presence in any situation, connect with your audience through body language and voice, and get to the point quickly and provide the right supporting detail.*In partnership with Palmer Quade (more…)


  • March 23, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

When the big crowds come to Milwaukee for large conventions and events, will they be able to find your business online? Join us for a hands-on crash course in setting up and/or optimizing your Google My Business listing. You learn: how to attract new customers to your business not only during conventions, but for years (more…)


  • April 27, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to explore how to take your social media brand to the next level. You will learn: how to engage your customers, use consistent messaging and more! *In partnership with De Von D. & The World Is Watchin Marketing Group (more…)


  • May 6, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 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 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 27, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Good facilitators effectively guide participants on journey of learning. You will learn: basics of group dynamics, how to actively listen and communicate clear guidelines and instructions, as well as how to create an inclusive and interactive learning space.  *In partnership with Dorothy Enriquez, The Communication Strategist (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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  • February 24, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get Creative to stay within your household budget! You will learn: how to use coupons and meal-prep strategies to save money. (more…)


  • February 26, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tener la jubilación de tus sueños requiere planificación. Únase a nosotros para aprender: cuánto debe planear tener y pasos para llegar allí. (more…)


  • February 27, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Having the retirement of your dreams takes planning. Join us to learn: how much you should plan to have and steps to get there. (more…)


  • April 6, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Explore proven secrets that will help you achieve your credit goals. You will learn: how to clean your credit and how to stay on top of your score. (more…)


  • June 11, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Aprenda a: ingresar a clientes y proveedores, crear listas, agregar empleados, procesar nóminas y pagar facturas. (more…)

ALL UPCOMING MILWAUKEE & WAUKESHA 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…)


  • 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 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 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…)


  • 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 24, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get Creative to stay within your household budget! You will learn: how to use coupons and meal-prep strategies to save money. (more…)


  • February 26, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tener la jubilación de tus sueños requiere planificación. Únase a nosotros para aprender: cuánto debe planear tener y pasos para llegar allí. (more…)


  • February 27, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Having the retirement of your dreams takes planning. Join us to learn: how much you should plan to have and steps to get there. (more…)

Prefer to view all upcoming Milwaukee & Waukesha 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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