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 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 4, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 9-weeks learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed business plan. This blended (in-person & online) series utilizes the online LivePlan platform so working knowledge of basic computer skills is 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…)


  • April 16, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


  • April 28, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we explore the personal journey of successful female founders. This theater-style panel event will feature presentations by dynamic entrepreneurs, a moderated panel discussion, and audience Q & A. The panel event will be followed by open networking. (more…)


  • May 21, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we explore the personal journey of successful female founders. This theater-style panel event will feature presentations by dynamic entrepreneurs, a moderated panel discussion, and audience Q & A. The panel event will be followed by open networking. (more…)


  • May 28, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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


  • June 15, 2020
    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…)

Managing a Business

Classes for those who have recently launched a business.

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  • February 6, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pop-up shops aren’t just a trend. In this session you will learn how to create a pop-up shop experience that will help you launch and grow your business. (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…)


  • 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 26, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Find out what steps you need to take to get your food business started. You will learn about licensing and permits. Obtain an understanding of insurance and secure an outline of steps to accomplish before you open. (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 11, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:00 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 18, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn from a working small business owner how to manage and track your expenses, social media presence, website and more. (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 3, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us to learn if federal contracting certification is right for your business. Also, learn more about available SBA certifications, the interviewing and hiring process, and more. (more…)


  • June 23, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 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 an employee and an independent contractor. (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 23, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Let’s explore budgeting made simple and how to manage your household spending plan if your budget doesn’t balance. (more…)


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

Borrowing money can be intimidating. Join us to learn smart borrowing tips, your rights as a borrower, and how to avoid being a victim of predatory lending. (more…)


  • April 7, 2020
    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…)


  • April 9, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  • April 20, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Receive an introduction to: setting up QuickBooks, navigating the program and basic functions. QuickBooks is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses, take one class for $50 or both for $80. (more…)


  • May 2, 2020
    9:00 am - 2:00 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. (more…)


  • May 5, 2020
    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 7, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn to: input customers and vendors, create lists, add employees, process payroll & pay bills. QuickBooks is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses, take one class for $50 or both for $80. (more…)

ALL UPCOMING RACINE & KENOSHA 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 23, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Let’s explore budgeting made simple and how to manage your household spending plan if your budget doesn’t balance. (more…)


  • February 5, 2020
    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! Join us on February 5th for (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 6, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pop-up shops aren’t just a trend. In this session you will learn how to create a pop-up shop experience that will help you launch and grow your business. (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 27, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Borrowing money can be intimidating. Join us to learn smart borrowing tips, your rights as a borrower, and how to avoid being a victim of predatory lending. (more…)

Prefer to view all upcoming Racine & Kenosha 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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