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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  • January 16, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Marketing your business can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be if you know how to attract clients through the use of personas and narrative storytelling. When you wow your customers with your product and service, you’ll be able to keep them. But how do you capture their attention in such a fickle and (more…)


  • 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 30, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In this hands-on workshop, participants will get the basic understanding of the Design Thinking Methodology.  Many Fortune 100 companies use Design Thinking for developing and improving their products and services.  You will learn: the concept of Design Thinking and how it is used by successful businesses and entrepreneurs. (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 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 5, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 5 weeks, learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed business plan. This series utilizes the online LivePlan platform so working knowledge of basic computer skills is required. (more…)


  • March 7, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  • 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 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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  • January 16, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Marketing your business can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be if you know how to attract clients through the use of personas and narrative storytelling. When you wow your customers with your product and service, you’ll be able to keep them. But how do you capture their attention in such a fickle and (more…)


  • 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 12, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Developing a marketing plan for your small business will prove to be as beneficial as your business plan. You will learn: how to research your market, target marketing, platforms for messaging & more! (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 7, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  • 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 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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  • January 16, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Marketing your business can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be if you know how to attract clients through the use of personas and narrative storytelling. When you wow your customers with your product and service, you’ll be able to keep them. But how do you capture their attention in such a fickle and (more…)


  • 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 24, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 8 weeks, learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed business plan. This series utilizes the online LivePlan platform so working knowledge of basic computer skills is required. (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
    6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  • 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 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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  • February 26, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

What does your retirement plan look like? Join the experts to explore how to get started saving and investing in your future or retirement. (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…)


  • 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


  • January 16, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Marketing your business can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be if you know how to attract clients through the use of personas and narrative storytelling. When you wow your customers with your product and service, you’ll be able to keep them. But how do you capture their attention in such a fickle and (more…)


  • 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 24, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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


  • January 30, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In this hands-on workshop, participants will get the basic understanding of the Design Thinking Methodology.  Many Fortune 100 companies use Design Thinking for developing and improving their products and services.  You will learn: the concept of Design Thinking and how it is used by successful businesses and entrepreneurs. (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 6, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

Fueled by caffeine and passion, this FREE networking event is for women focused on achieving something fresh for their business and themselves. This event encourages business professionals and entrepreneurs to build and grow meaningful connections. Each event features a local strong woman! Sponsor: US Bank (more…)


  • February 12, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Developing a marketing plan for your small business will prove to be as beneficial as your business plan. You will learn: how to research your market, target marketing, platforms for messaging & more! (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 26, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

What does your retirement plan look like? Join the experts to explore how to get started saving and investing in your future or retirement. (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.

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