Madison Area Training Sessions

In person as well as online sessions via Zoom are available – click on each session title for details. For online sessions, after registering, a WWBIC team member will be in touch to share the link to the class as well as to gather our quick Client Information Form. If you have any questions, please reach out to your regional WWBIC office or email us at info@wwbic.com

Looking for webinars to take on your own time? No problem. Contact us today at 414.263.5450 to connect to WWBIC’s training sessions “on-demand.”

Expand the sections below to view classes based on your business stage, or scroll down to view a full calendar of Madison area classes. If you’re looking for classes in other areas of the state, 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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  •  August 13, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you interested in starting a business, but not sure if you have the skills to start? In this training, we will go through a personal skills assessment, hear from someone who has turned their skills and passions into a business, and the steps they took to turn their dream into a reality. (more…)


  •  August 27, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Do you have a hobby, a business idea, or home-based business that you are looking to expand? In this training, an expert facilitator will discuss how to test if your business idea is ready to grow and guide you through the following questions: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make (more…)


  •  November 19, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A business plan is not a document to complete and stick in a drawer. If used properly, it should be an ongoing resource to help you launch, manage and grow your business. LivePlan is a business plan software that will help you to do that successfully. Join us and learn about what information goes into (more…)

Managing a Business

Classes for those who have recently launched a business.

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  •  June 20, 2024
     10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by Jason Willborn Discover the benefits of outsourcing your payroll, HR, and benefits administration.  By doing so, your organization can tap into a broader talent pool across the nation, access Fortune 500-level benefits, and harness the power of advanced technology.  This streamlined approach also ensures that you effortlessly stay abreast of the constantly evolving (more…)


  •  August 27, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Do you have a hobby, a business idea, or home-based business that you are looking to expand? In this training, an expert facilitator will discuss how to test if your business idea is ready to grow and guide you through the following questions: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make (more…)


  •  September 24, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Selecting the type of legal structure for your company can be complicated. This training goes over all business structures including LLC, Partnerships, and Sole Proprietorship. Find out which structure is right for your business and the steps to take to become a legal business entity. (more…)


  •  October 22, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

When it comes to owning a business, understanding how cash flows in and out of your business is vital. Join us and discuss what makes up your cashflow, how to enhance your business’s financial strategy and decrease financial risk. (more…)


  •  November 5, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this training, we will explore the world of customers!  Clearly identifying who your customers are is the most effective way to focus your marketing effort and increase sales. In this training, we will cover value proposition, customer segments, customer relationships, and how to utilize data and conduct market research. (more…)


  •  November 19, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A business plan is not a document to complete and stick in a drawer. If used properly, it should be an ongoing resource to help you launch, manage and grow your business. LivePlan is a business plan software that will help you to do that successfully. Join us and learn about what information goes into (more…)

Growing a Business

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

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  •  July 9, 2024
     8:00 am - 9:30 am

featuring Tara Ingalls, Owner of Tingalls Graphic Design Feeling swamped by the endless marketing options available? Simplify your strategy with Tara’s expertly curated list of free and affordable marketing tactics. These often overlooked gems can significantly trim your marketing budget without sacrificing impact. Topics covered include: Cost-Effective Strategies – Discover innovative marketing methods that won’t (more…)


  •  October 8, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Knowing your numbers will help you manage your cash, empower your decision-making process, and give you the confidence you need to take your business to new heights.  Having your bills, payments, and sales documented and organized will help you understand your financial statements.  In this training, we will review the importance of organized record keeping (more…)

Financial Wellness

Classes for those looking to improve their personal finances. All WWBIC financial capability programs are FREE to attendees.

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  •  June 20, 2024
     10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by Jason Willborn Discover the benefits of outsourcing your payroll, HR, and benefits administration.  By doing so, your organization can tap into a broader talent pool across the nation, access Fortune 500-level benefits, and harness the power of advanced technology.  This streamlined approach also ensures that you effortlessly stay abreast of the constantly evolving (more…)


  •  September 10, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this workshop, you will learn the different types of capital resources, how to be application and loan ready, how to interview and be interviewed by a banker, and how to present to a loan committee. Bank and WWBIC lending experts will lead the session and answer all your questions. (more…)


  •  October 22, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

When it comes to owning a business, understanding how cash flows in and out of your business is vital. Join us and discuss what makes up your cashflow, how to enhance your business’s financial strategy and decrease financial risk. (more…)


  •  December 5, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about Kiva@WWBIC and the unique system of social underwriting. Kiva US offers crowdfunded business loans from $1,000 to $15,000 that are 0% interest and fee free. Join our interactive discussion with a Kiva Capital Access Manager to learn more about applying for a Kiva Loan. Gain insight on the process and preparation needed to (more…)


  •  December 19, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

You have decided a Kiva loan is right for you and now it is time to apply! Spend an hour with a Kiva Capital Access Manager working on your applications including crafting your stories, visualizing your payment plans, and coming up with crowdfunding strategies. (more…)

ALL UPCOMING MADISON AREA CLASSES


  •  June 20, 2024
     10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by Jason Willborn Discover the benefits of outsourcing your payroll, HR, and benefits administration.  By doing so, your organization can tap into a broader talent pool across the nation, access Fortune 500-level benefits, and harness the power of advanced technology.  This streamlined approach also ensures that you effortlessly stay abreast of the constantly evolving (more…)


  •  July 9, 2024
     8:00 am - 9:30 am

featuring Tara Ingalls, Owner of Tingalls Graphic Design Feeling swamped by the endless marketing options available? Simplify your strategy with Tara’s expertly curated list of free and affordable marketing tactics. These often overlooked gems can significantly trim your marketing budget without sacrificing impact. Topics covered include: Cost-Effective Strategies – Discover innovative marketing methods that won’t (more…)


  •  July 24, 2024
     5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Como tener un Carrito ambulante de comida Antes de invertir en un carrito de comida,  venga a este taller lleno de información sobre como tener un carrito ambulante y los requerimientos para el condado de Dane como también todos los documentos necesarios para los permisos requeridos y como tener acceso de la incubadora FEED, The (more…)


  •  August 13, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Are you interested in starting a business, but not sure if you have the skills to start? In this training, we will go through a personal skills assessment, hear from someone who has turned their skills and passions into a business, and the steps they took to turn their dream into a reality. (more…)


  •  August 27, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Do you have a hobby, a business idea, or home-based business that you are looking to expand? In this training, an expert facilitator will discuss how to test if your business idea is ready to grow and guide you through the following questions: Is there a need for your product or service? Can you make (more…)


  •  August 28, 2024
     5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

El negocio de un centro de cuido: Conceptos básicos para iniciar un negocio de cuidado infantil. Si esta interesado en la profesión y quiere explorar la posibilidad de perseguir su sueño en abrir un centro de cuido en el hogar este taller es para usted. El cuido de niños en el hogar es un negocio y (more…)


  •  September 10, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this workshop, you will learn the different types of capital resources, how to be application and loan ready, how to interview and be interviewed by a banker, and how to present to a loan committee. Bank and WWBIC lending experts will lead the session and answer all your questions. (more…)


  •  September 16, 2024
     5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Presented by: Summit Credit Union Tiene un Número de Identificación Personal del Contribuyente, también conocido como ITIN? En esta sesión, discutiremos cómo se puede usar su ITIN para establecer crédito y abrir cuentas bancarias. Cubriremos los tipos de cuentas que puede abrir, los tipos de préstamos que puede solicitar, qué documentación se requiere y cómo (more…)


  •  September 18, 2024
     5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

El proceso de cómo iniciar un negocio de repostería/ panadería desde su hogar. El taller incluye información de que se puede cocinar en su cocina hogareña, cuáles son los requisitos, como debe manejar y comercializar su producto, que permisos y licencias son requeridas o no para hacerlo. (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.

In accordance with federal laws and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:

U.S. Department of the Treasury
Director, Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employement Opportunity
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20220

Call (202) 622-1160; or send an e-mail to crcomplaints@treasury.gov.

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