Milwaukee & Waukesha 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 Milwaukee & Waukesha 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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  •  April 18, 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 go over the importance of organized record (more…)


  •  April 25, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by WWBIC and University of Wisconsin’s SBDC Join local business experts for this speed mentoring event! This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get free expert advice on all aspects of their business. Resource tables on entrepreneurship program from several other local organizations will also be on hand. (more…)


  •  April 29, 2024
     8:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a powerful workshop featuring success stories from entrepreneur who are building their generational wealth by harnessing WWBIC’s diverse leanding products to kickstart, expand, or elevate their businesses. Hear directly from these clients as they share their transformative journeys of accessing essential capital to build generational wealth. (more…)


  •  May 16, 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…)


  •  May 20, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  •  June 3, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Need funding and/or a roadmap for your business? In nine weeks (including graduation), learn the basics of developing and completing a business plan to run a successful business. This virtual series utilizes the online LivePlan and Zoom platforms. Access to a computer and basic technology skills are required. (more…)


  •  June 13, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  •  July 8, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to get your business plan reviewed, but not sure where to go? At this event, you will be paired one on one with a business expert to review your business plan, go over feedback, and determine the next steps. (more…)


  •  July 25, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Selecting the type of legal structure for your company can be complicated. This class goes over all business structures: LLC (Limited Liability Company), S-Corporations, Partnership, Sole Proprietorship, and Corporations. Find out which structure is right for your business and the steps to take to become a legal business entity. (more…)


  •  July 29, 2024
     8:30 am - 11:00 am

In the absence of access to sufficient entrepreneurship training and business mentorship, many Black-owned businesses inadvertently make choices that hinder their potential for growth. Attend our forum where Black Business Bosst entrepreneurs reveal how they honed their business acumen by partaking in WWBIC’s 350+ entrepreneurship trainings, including our dynamic business accelerators. Learn how these entrepreneurs (more…)


  •  August 8, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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 go over the importance of organized record (more…)


  •  August 9, 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…)


  •  August 30, 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…)


  •  September 5, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  •  September 19, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  •  September 23, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Need funding and/or a roadmap for your business? In nine weeks (including graduation), learn the basics of developing and completing a business plan to run a successful business. This virtual series utilizes the online LivePlan and Zoom platforms. Access to a computer and basic technology skills are required. (more…)


  •  October 28, 2024
     8:30 am - 11:00 am

Explore how coworking spaces offer a supportive environment for Black entrepreneurs to test business models, products, and market reception, with cost-saving benefits. Join our panel of innovative clients as they discuss their valuable experiences leveraging WWBIC’s co-workingspace scholarships to nurture business growth and trial their models in their quest to build generational wealth.   (more…)


  •  November 4, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to get your business plan reviewed, but not sure where to go? At this event, you will be paired one on one with a business expert to review your business plan, go over feedback, and determine the next steps. (more…)

Managing a Business

Classes for those who have recently launched a business.

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  •  April 25, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by WWBIC and University of Wisconsin’s SBDC Join local business experts for this speed mentoring event! This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get free expert advice on all aspects of their business. Resource tables on entrepreneurship program from several other local organizations will also be on hand. (more…)


  •  April 29, 2024
     8:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a powerful workshop featuring success stories from entrepreneur who are building their generational wealth by harnessing WWBIC’s diverse leanding products to kickstart, expand, or elevate their businesses. Hear directly from these clients as they share their transformative journeys of accessing essential capital to build generational wealth. (more…)


  •  May 2, 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…)


  •  July 8, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to get your business plan reviewed, but not sure where to go? At this event, you will be paired one on one with a business expert to review your business plan, go over feedback, and determine the next steps. (more…)


  •  July 29, 2024
     8:30 am - 11:00 am

In the absence of access to sufficient entrepreneurship training and business mentorship, many Black-owned businesses inadvertently make choices that hinder their potential for growth. Attend our forum where Black Business Bosst entrepreneurs reveal how they honed their business acumen by partaking in WWBIC’s 350+ entrepreneurship trainings, including our dynamic business accelerators. Learn how these entrepreneurs (more…)


  •  August 22, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  •  October 28, 2024
     8:30 am - 11:00 am

Explore how coworking spaces offer a supportive environment for Black entrepreneurs to test business models, products, and market reception, with cost-saving benefits. Join our panel of innovative clients as they discuss their valuable experiences leveraging WWBIC’s co-workingspace scholarships to nurture business growth and trial their models in their quest to build generational wealth.   (more…)


  •  November 4, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to get your business plan reviewed, but not sure where to go? At this event, you will be paired one on one with a business expert to review your business plan, go over feedback, and determine the next steps. (more…)


  •  November 15, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

There are many things to consider when it comes to getting a life insurance policy that can help protect your future financial needs. In this training, we cover the basics about how life insurance works, types of coverage available, why you need it, and how to go about choosing a plan that is right for (more…)

Growing a Business

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

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  •  April 25, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by WWBIC and University of Wisconsin’s SBDC Join local business experts for this speed mentoring event! This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get free expert advice on all aspects of their business. Resource tables on entrepreneurship program from several other local organizations will also be on hand. (more…)


  •  April 29, 2024
     8:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a powerful workshop featuring success stories from entrepreneur who are building their generational wealth by harnessing WWBIC’s diverse leanding products to kickstart, expand, or elevate their businesses. Hear directly from these clients as they share their transformative journeys of accessing essential capital to build generational wealth. (more…)


  •  June 27, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  •  July 11, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In this workshop, you will learn the several 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…)


  •  July 29, 2024
     8:30 am - 11:00 am

In the absence of access to sufficient entrepreneurship training and business mentorship, many Black-owned businesses inadvertently make choices that hinder their potential for growth. Attend our forum where Black Business Bosst entrepreneurs reveal how they honed their business acumen by partaking in WWBIC’s 350+ entrepreneurship trainings, including our dynamic business accelerators. Learn how these entrepreneurs (more…)


  •  October 28, 2024
     8:30 am - 11:00 am

Explore how coworking spaces offer a supportive environment for Black entrepreneurs to test business models, products, and market reception, with cost-saving benefits. Join our panel of innovative clients as they discuss their valuable experiences leveraging WWBIC’s co-workingspace scholarships to nurture business growth and trial their models in their quest to build generational wealth.   (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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  •  April 20, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Would you like to: • IMPROVE your credit score? • END your debt cycle? • SAVE your money wisely? Then join us for a financial empowerment series to learn: • How to create a household budget • Tips and tricks to improve your credit score • Planning household SMART goals • Identifying spending leaks • (more…)


  •  April 29, 2024
     8:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a powerful workshop featuring success stories from entrepreneur who are building their generational wealth by harnessing WWBIC’s diverse leanding products to kickstart, expand, or elevate their businesses. Hear directly from these clients as they share their transformative journeys of accessing essential capital to build generational wealth. (more…)


  •  May 2, 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…)


  •  May 11, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Would you like to: • IMPROVE your credit score? • END your debt cycle? • SAVE your money wisely? Then join us for a financial empowerment series to learn: • How to create a household budget • Tips and tricks to improve your credit score • Planning household SMART goals • Identifying spending leaks • (more…)


  •  August 17, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Would you like to: • IMPROVE your credit score? • END your debt cycle? • SAVE your money wisely? Then join us for a financial empowerment series to learn: • How to create a household budget • Tips and tricks to improve your credit score • Planning household SMART goals • Identifying spending leaks • (more…)


  •  August 22, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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…)


  •  September 21, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Would you like to: • IMPROVE your credit score? • END your debt cycle? • SAVE your money wisely? Then join us for a financial empowerment series to learn: • How to create a household budget • Tips and tricks to improve your credit score • Planning household SMART goals • Identifying spending leaks • (more…)


  •  October 19, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Would you like to: • IMPROVE your credit score? • END your debt cycle? • SAVE your money wisely? Then join us for a financial empowerment series to learn: • How to create a household budget • Tips and tricks to improve your credit score • Planning household SMART goals • Identifying spending leaks • (more…)

ALL UPCOMING MILWAUKEE & WAUKESHA AREA CLASSES


  •  April 18, 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 go over the importance of organized record (more…)


  •  April 20, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Would you like to: • IMPROVE your credit score? • END your debt cycle? • SAVE your money wisely? Then join us for a financial empowerment series to learn: • How to create a household budget • Tips and tricks to improve your credit score • Planning household SMART goals • Identifying spending leaks • (more…)


  •  April 25, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by WWBIC and University of Wisconsin’s SBDC Join local business experts for this speed mentoring event! This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get free expert advice on all aspects of their business. Resource tables on entrepreneurship program from several other local organizations will also be on hand. (more…)


  •  April 29, 2024
     8:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a powerful workshop featuring success stories from entrepreneur who are building their generational wealth by harnessing WWBIC’s diverse leanding products to kickstart, expand, or elevate their businesses. Hear directly from these clients as they share their transformative journeys of accessing essential capital to build generational wealth. (more…)


  •  May 2, 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…)


  •  May 11, 2024
     10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Would you like to: • IMPROVE your credit score? • END your debt cycle? • SAVE your money wisely? Then join us for a financial empowerment series to learn: • How to create a household budget • Tips and tricks to improve your credit score • Planning household SMART goals • Identifying spending leaks • (more…)


  •  May 16, 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…)

Prefer to view all upcoming Milwaukee & Waukesha area classes in list format? Click here.

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

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