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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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


  • 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…)


  • 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…)


  • 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…)


  • 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 16, 2019
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

Fueled by caffeine and passion, this 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! (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 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…)

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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