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 July – December 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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  • July 18, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fueled by passionate entrepreneurs this early evening networking event presented by WWBIC is for small business owners who are focused on making new connections. “Connections and Conversations” is an event where business professionals and entrepreneurs are encouraged to grow and build meaningful relationships. This event is for ALL small business owners who want to connect (more…)


  • July 31, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to learn about our services, including business education courses and business loans. You will be introduced to the range of services and support offered by WWBIC.   (more…)


  • August 6, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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…)


  • August 7, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This course outlines the basic topics and steps involved in starting and operating a child care business. It will examine operational elements, licensing requirements and regulations, and steps it takes to get started. (more…)


  • August 8, 2019
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aprenda sobre los servicios que WWBIC puede ofrecerle, Incluyendo información acerca de los cursos de educación empresarial Y Tambien sobre los recursos financieros disponibles para empresarios existentes Y aún no existentes. (more…)


  • August 20, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover whether becoming an entrepreneur is for you. You will learn: how to assess and research your business idea and receive other tips and useful resources.  (more…)


  • September 11, 2019
    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 online LivePlan platform so working knowledge of basic computer skills is required. Class Dates:  9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6 Deposit Required. Partial scholarships may be available for select classes. Contact us for (more…)


  • October 16, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Descubra si ser empresario es para Usted. Aprenda las consideraciones personales para Iniciar su propio negocio. Cómo llevar a cabo la investigación del mercado, y cómo decidir si su idea Es financieramente viable. (more…)


  • October 24, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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…)


  • November 4, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 7-weeks learn the fundamentals of running a business and develop a completed business plan. This virtual series utilizes online LivePlan and Zoom platforms so access to computer and computer skills is required.  *Scholarships available & application process required. (more…)


  • November 8, 2019
    8:00 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…)


  • December 12, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Certification can open doors for small business owners. Join us to learn if certification is right for you, how to complete the application process, and how to use certifications to grow your business.  (more…)


  • December 14, 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.   Lunch is provided. Deposit is required. Partial scholarships may be available for select classes. Contact us for additional information. (more…)

Your Foundation

Classes for those who have recently launched a business.

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  • July 18, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fueled by passionate entrepreneurs this early evening networking event presented by WWBIC is for small business owners who are focused on making new connections. “Connections and Conversations” is an event where business professionals and entrepreneurs are encouraged to grow and build meaningful relationships. This event is for ALL small business owners who want to connect (more…)


  • August 22, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Numbers aren’t for everyone. Join us to learn how to create cashflow and projections sheets for your business.  (more…)


  • September 12, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Examine the basic issues and steps involved in operating an Adult Family Home. You will learn: the operational elements of an AFH, the license requirements, regulations, and steps it takes to get started.  (more…)


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

Join us to learn steps involved in starting and operating a child care business. We will examine operational elements, licensing requirements and regulations, and steps it takes to get started.  (more…)


  • October 2, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There are a variety of strategies you can use to better prepare for your business taxes.  You will learn: how to integrate tax planning into your business, how to maximize credits & deductions, and what to ask of your tax advisors.  (more…)


  • November 8, 2019
    8:00 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…)

Your Growth

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

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  • July 18, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fueled by passionate entrepreneurs this early evening networking event presented by WWBIC is for small business owners who are focused on making new connections. “Connections and Conversations” is an event where business professionals and entrepreneurs are encouraged to grow and build meaningful relationships. This event is for ALL small business owners who want to connect (more…)


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

Getting the word out about your business fuels growth and increases sales, but do you know how to effectively advertise? You will learn: the best ways to advertise and tips and tools to utilize.  (more…)


  • October 10, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The decisions you make during lease negotiation can profoundly affect your business’s bottom line. You will learn: your rights as a tenant and how to negotiate terms. (more…)


  • October 17, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Your business website is just as important as your storefront. You will learn: how to create a simple website for your business, what to include, and typical online visitor behaviors. (more…)


  • October 22, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A large National Convention is coming. Have you thought about how will it 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 for thinking about if you want to take advantage of large events that are (more…)


  • October 23, 2019
    8:30 am - 10:00 am

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…)


  • November 7, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


  • November 8, 2019
    8:00 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…)


  • November 14, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

QuickBooks is a powerful bookkeeping software for small businesses, take one class for $50 or both for $85. Learn to: input customers and vendors, create lists, add employees, process payroll & pay bills. (more…)


  • December 3, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This class will teach key searching tools to use on your website and social media sites to help funnel customers to your products and services.  Learn keywords, search queries, proper website linking 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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  • July 23, 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…)


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


  • September 10, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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


  • September 23, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:00 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…)


  • November 13, 2019
    6:30 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…)


  • December 10, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Regardless of what life stage you are in, you are likely to have some short and long term personal financial goals.   Join us to learn how to set attainable goals and how to reach them.  (more…)

ALL UPCOMING RACINE & KENOSHA AREA CLASSES


  • July 18, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fueled by passionate entrepreneurs this early evening networking event presented by WWBIC is for small business owners who are focused on making new connections. “Connections and Conversations” is an event where business professionals and entrepreneurs are encouraged to grow and build meaningful relationships. This event is for ALL small business owners who want to connect (more…)


  • July 23, 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…)


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


  • July 31, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us to learn about our services, including business education courses and business loans. You will be introduced to the range of services and support offered by WWBIC.   (more…)


  • August 6, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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…)


  • August 7, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This course outlines the basic topics and steps involved in starting and operating a child care business. It will examine operational elements, licensing requirements and regulations, and steps it takes to get started. (more…)


  • August 8, 2019
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aprenda sobre los servicios que WWBIC puede ofrecerle, Incluyendo información acerca de los cursos de educación empresarial Y Tambien sobre los recursos financieros disponibles para empresarios existentes Y aún no existentes. (more…)


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

Getting the word out about your business fuels growth and increases sales, but do you know how to effectively advertise? You will learn: the best ways to advertise and tips and tools to utilize.  (more…)


  • August 20, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover whether becoming an entrepreneur is for you. You will learn: how to assess and research your business idea and receive other tips and useful resources.  (more…)


  • August 22, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Numbers aren’t for everyone. Join us to learn how to create cashflow and projections sheets for your business.  (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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