Racine & Kenosha Area Classes

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

To download our Racine/Kenosha 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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  • 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 10, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 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…)


  • 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 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 29, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Aprenda sobre los servicios que WWBIC puede ofrecerle, Incluyedo información sobre los cursos en educación Empresarial y sobre los recursos financieros disponibles. (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 3, 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…)


  • 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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  • March 28, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Numbers aren’t for everyone. These sessions 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…)


  • 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 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 11, 2019
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

Numbers aren’t for everyone. These sessions 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…)

Your Growth

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

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  • April 9, 2019
    5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for this in-depth boot camp and get all your questions answered! You will learn: the advantages and disadvantages of becoming an independent contractor, the importance of accounting in your success, and the different types of certifications and how they are acquired. This class includes dinner. (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 18, 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…)


  • 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…)


  • April 25, 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…)


  • May 2, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn to navigate the complicated waters of Human Resources. You will learn: techniques for recruiting, selecting and hiring, as well as an overview of state and federal employment laws. (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 - 8:30 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 20, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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 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…)


  • May 23, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us as we explore in-depth why your employees are an investment and imperative to the growth of your business.  You will learn:  how to attract qualified job candidates, what tools are available for advertising job openings, and what business owners can do to retain valuable employees. (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 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn how your business can get a head start on the holiday shopping season and get geared up for a successful 2nd half of the year. You will learn: best practices for standing out online with Google My Business and on Google searches and how to use reviews, posts and more. (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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  • April 3, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Get creative to stay within your household budget! Learn how to use coupons and meal-prep strategies to save money. (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 25, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Whether you plan to spend or save your income tax refund this year, you should do so wisely. You will learn tips and tricks to stretch your refund & meet your goals. (more…)

ALL UPCOMING RACINE & KENOSHA AREA CLASSES


  • March 28, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Numbers aren’t for everyone. These sessions 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…)


  • 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 3, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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


  • April 9, 2019
    5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for this in-depth boot camp and get all your questions answered! You will learn: the advantages and disadvantages of becoming an independent contractor, the importance of accounting in your success, and the different types of certifications and how they are acquired. This class includes dinner. (more…)


  • April 10, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 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…)


  • 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 18, 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…)


  • 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…)


  • April 25, 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…)


  • 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…)

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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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