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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  • May 28, 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…)


  • 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…)


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

When talking about your business, confidence is key! You will learn: the importance of an elevator pitch and how to create and evaluate your own.  (more…)


  • 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 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 10, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 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…)


  • September 10, 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:  9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 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…)


  • 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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  • May 28, 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…)


  • 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…)


  • 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…)


  • October 3, 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…)

Your Growth

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

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  • 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…)


  • May 28, 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…)


  • 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 13, 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…)


  • 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…)


  • 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 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 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 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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  • 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…)


  • 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 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


  • 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…)


  • 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…)


  • May 28, 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…)


  • 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
    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 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…)

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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. SBA programs are offered to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis

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