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 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
    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…)


  • February 2, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Únase a nosotros durante este empoderamiento financiero. Le enseñaremos cómo crear un presupuesto familiar, consejos y trucos para mejorar su puntaje de crédito. Planificación de sus objetivos SMART 2019 e Identificación de fugas de gastos y mucho más… (more…)


  • February 5, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 11 weeks learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed business plan. This series utilizes the QuickBooks Online and the LivePlan platform, therefore computer skills are required. 6 months access to LivePlan included. *Deposit Required*  Reduced fees are available. Please call 414.263-5450 for more information. (more…)


  • February 25, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Obtenga una introducción abarcada de como emprender una pequeña empresa. Esta serie de 11 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 (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 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 8, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Milwaukee Public Library as we explore no cost resources to research your business idea, industry and plan! In partnership with the Milwaukee Public Library System. (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…)


  • 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 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 11, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join in on this 6 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. 3 months access to LivePlan & lunch included. *Deposit Required* (more…)


  • May 15, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to learn the ins and outs of starting a food based business from someone who has been there! In partnership with Marquette University & Funky Fresh Spring Rolls. (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
    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…)

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…)


  • 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 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Developing a marketing plan is one of the most important things you’ll do for your start-up. Where do you start? Join us for this hands-on workshop to take you from plan to execution. (more…)


  • March 16, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

El flujo de caja, reflejado de una manera sencilla es el tema que abordamos. Conceptos de Economía. El flujo de caja (Cash Flow, en inglés) se caracteriza por dar cuenta de lo que efectivamente ingresa y egresa del negocio, Estas sesiones analizarán la contabilidad de pequeñas empresas, la contabilidad y los precios. (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 30, 2019
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Numbers aren’t for everyone. This session will discuss small business accounting, bookkeeping, and pricing. You will learn: how to read and create financial projections, best practices, and learn how to price for profit. (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 30, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Considering taking your business online? Join us to explore e-commerce platforms and their capabilities to make the best decision for your business. (more…)


  • May 7, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 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. La negociación incluye operaciones de venta, compra, cobranza, así como relaciones personales, laborales y sociales. (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 8, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 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…)


  • 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…)

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…)


  • February 20, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Receive an introduction to: setting up QuickBooks Online, navigating the program and basic functions. QuickBooks Online is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses. Take one class for $50 or both for $85. (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…)


  • February 27, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn to: input customers and vendors, create lists, add employees, process payroll & pay bills. QuickBooks Online is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses. Take one class for $50 or both for $85. (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 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 1, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to explore why intellectual property is important for your business and the steps you can take to secure your ideas. You will learn: differences between trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and where to begin. Held in partnership with the USPTO. (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
    6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  • 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…)


  • May 23, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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 ponderosa 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…)


  • June 1, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Receive an introduction to: setting up QuickBooks Online, navigating the program and basic functions. QuickBooks Online is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses. Take one class for $50 or both for $85. (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 8, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn to: input customers and vendors, create lists, add employees, process payroll & pay bills. QuickBooks Online is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses. Take one class for $50 or both for $85. (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 27, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  • March 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Get creative to stay within your household budget! Learn how to use coupons and meal-prep strategies to save money. (more…)


  • April 1, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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


  • April 2, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you stuck making minimum monthly payments on your credit cards with no end in sight? We will teach you how to create a plan to become debt free and discuss when it’s time to call an expert. (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 MILWAUKEE & WAUKESHA 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 23, 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…)


  • February 2, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Únase a nosotros durante este empoderamiento financiero. Le enseñaremos cómo crear un presupuesto familiar, consejos y trucos para mejorar su puntaje de crédito. Planificación de sus objetivos SMART 2019 e Identificación de fugas de gastos y mucho más… (more…)


  • February 5, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 11 weeks learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed business plan. This series utilizes the QuickBooks Online and the LivePlan platform, therefore computer skills are required. 6 months access to LivePlan included. *Deposit Required*  Reduced fees are available. Please call 414.263-5450 for more information. (more…)


  • February 13, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

Fueled by caffeine & passion, this FREE morning networking event is for women focused on achieving something fresh for their businesses or themselves. Each event features a local strong woman! Sponsor: Associated Bank (more…)


  • February 20, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Receive an introduction to: setting up QuickBooks Online, navigating the program and basic functions. QuickBooks Online is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses. Take one class for $50 or both for $85. (more…)


  • February 25, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Obtenga una introducción abarcada de como emprender una pequeña empresa. Esta serie de 11 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 (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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