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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  • April 8, 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…)


  • 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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  • 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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  • April 13, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A sudden and unexpected loss of income, even if it only lasts for a few weeks or months, can have long-term, devastating consequences. Often the decision on how to handle and prioritize your obligations can make the difference between making it through a short-term crisis without losing assets, getting evicted, drawing on retirement savings, or (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…)


  • 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…)


  • 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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  • 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…)


  • 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…)

ALL UPCOMING RACINE & KENOSHA AREA CLASSES


  • April 8, 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 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 13, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A sudden and unexpected loss of income, even if it only lasts for a few weeks or months, can have long-term, devastating consequences. Often the decision on how to handle and prioritize your obligations can make the difference between making it through a short-term crisis without losing assets, getting evicted, drawing on retirement savings, or (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 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 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
    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…)


  • 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…)


  • 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…)

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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