Online Training Sessions

WWBIC offers training sessions statewide for new entrepreneurs, seasoned business owners and anyone looking to improve their financial health.  See below for our calendar of upcoming trainings available online.

After registering, our team will be in touch to share the link to the training session 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 online classes. If you’re looking for in-person classes click here.

Your Dream

Classes for those new to WWBIC or looking for training & resources to get their business started

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  •  July 30, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a complete course in developing a strategic plan for small business owners and entrepreneurs.  Over this 6-week period, you will learn the five (5) key elements of business and strategic planning, including Defining Your Business, Market Analysis, Sales & Marketing, Financial Planning, Operations & Management.  You’ll learn the tools to building a (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 23, 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 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…)


  •  August 30, 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 11, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to start a business venture in the health services, childcare, food-based, or trucking industry? This rotating topic series outlines the basic topics and steps involved in starting and operating a health service, childcare, food-based, or trucking. Industry experts, government officials, and entrepreneurs will discuss operational elements, licensing requirements, regulations, and how businesses got started. (more…)


  •  September 24, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this three-part training (Sept 24th-26th), our expert facilitator will share advice on optimizing your operations for efficiency and excellence. You’ll learn how to streamline administrative processes, leverage technology to your advantage, and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. Additionally, we’ll equip you with marketing strategies to enhance your reputation, attract clients, and establish a strong (more…)


  •  October 8, 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…)


  •  October 15, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 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…)


  •  December 9, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Want to start a business venture in the health services, childcare, food-based, or trucking industry? This rotating topic series outlines the basic topics and steps involved in starting and operating a health service, childcare, food-based, or trucking. Industry experts, government officials, and entrepreneurs will discuss operational elements, licensing requirements, regulations, and how businesses got started. (more…)


  •  December 16, 2024
     11:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this three-part training (Dec 6th, 13th, and 20th), our expert facilitator will share advice on optimizing your operations for efficiency and excellence. You’ll learn how to streamline administrative processes, leverage technology to your advantage, and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. Additionally, we’ll equip you with marketing strategies to enhance your reputation, attract clients, and (more…)

Your Foundation

Classes for those who have recently launched a business.

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  •  July 23, 2024
     12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


  •  July 25, 2024
     12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


  •  July 30, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a complete course in developing a strategic plan for small business owners and entrepreneurs.  Over this 6-week period, you will learn the five (5) key elements of business and strategic planning, including Defining Your Business, Market Analysis, Sales & Marketing, Financial Planning, Operations & Management.  You’ll learn the tools to building a (more…)


  •  August 1, 2024
     12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


  •  August 7, 2024
     12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


  •  August 29, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

There are so 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’s right for (more…)


  •  September 5, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Managing, predicting, and adapting to supply chain interruptions can make or break a small business. The good news is there are strategies all businesses can use to remain resilient and drive business growth. In this training, you will learn how to understand timing for resources needed to keep the business operating without interruptions, determine pricing (more…)


  •  September 11, 2024
     5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

10 Steps to End 2024 on the Right Path. Every year, the end of the year sneaks up on us. While it’s exciting to look back on the year and celebrate the fact that you’ve made it thru, it’s just as important to look ahead and start preparing for the new year. This training is (more…)


  •  September 13, 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…)


  •  September 24, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this three-part training (Sept 24th-26th), our expert facilitator will share advice on optimizing your operations for efficiency and excellence. You’ll learn how to streamline administrative processes, leverage technology to your advantage, and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. Additionally, we’ll equip you with marketing strategies to enhance your reputation, attract clients, and establish a strong (more…)


  •  October 3, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This training will focus on cybersecurity for micro and small businesses- in the post pandemic landscape. Small businesses have become increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, ransomware attacks, and phishing. In this session, you will learn about cyber-security threats, best practices to avoid and attack, and cybersecurity tools available to protect your business. (more…)


  •  October 15, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 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 29, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Borrowing money can be intimidating. Join us to learn smart borrowing tips, your rights as a borrower, and how to avoid being a victim of predatory lending. (more…)


  •  November 6, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Having the retirement of your dreams takes planning. Learn how much you should plan on saving and what the steps are to get there. (more…)


  •  November 7, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In this training, discover the best practices for pricing products and services, the key differences between each, and learn how to confidently choose prices with complexities of competition, channels, and market condition. (more…)


  •  November 14, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In this training, we will cover in-depth pricing strategies for a product-based business and ways to keep your pricing competitive to meet your sale goals. (more…)


  •  November 21, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In this training, we will cover in-depth pricing strategies for a service-based business and ways to keep your pricing competitive to meet your sale goals. (more…)


  •  December 3, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


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

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


  •  December 5, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


  •  December 10, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


  •  December 11, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


  •  December 12, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


  •  December 16, 2024
     11:00 am - 1:00 pm

In this three-part training (Dec 6th, 13th, and 20th), our expert facilitator will share advice on optimizing your operations for efficiency and excellence. You’ll learn how to streamline administrative processes, leverage technology to your advantage, and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements. Additionally, we’ll equip you with marketing strategies to enhance your reputation, attract clients, and (more…)


  •  December 18, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)

Your Growth

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

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  •  July 30, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a complete course in developing a strategic plan for small business owners and entrepreneurs.  Over this 6-week period, you will learn the five (5) key elements of business and strategic planning, including Defining Your Business, Market Analysis, Sales & Marketing, Financial Planning, Operations & Management.  You’ll learn the tools to building a (more…)


  •  August 8, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you an adult looking to go back to school?  The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is here to help navigate admissions and remove obstacles to successfully complete a degree.  EOC services are free and include career and college planning, financial aid resources, application support, innovative programming, and more.  The EOC understands the unique concerns and (more…)


  •  August 30, 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…)

Financial Wellness

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

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  •  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 29, 2024
     11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The pricing forecasts and cashflow course is a three-part, hands-on financial accounting training. Small business owners will learn how to price their products and services based on their own market research of average and standard industry prices. This information will help the business owner create a budget and financial forecast for the next three fiscal (more…)


  •  September 6, 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 20, 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…)


  •  September 27, 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…)


  •  October 16, 2024
     5:00 pm - 6:30 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 22, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us to explore QuickBooks online! In this 3-part series, a QuickBooks Certified Advisor will go through setting up an account, basic accounting terms, linking bank and credit card accounts, workflow management, generating accounts, and more! (more…)


  •  November 7, 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…)


  •  November 8, 2024
     11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The pricing forecasts and cashflow course is a three-part, hands-on financial accounting training. Small business owners will learn how to price their products and services based on their own market research of average and standard industry prices. This information will help the business owner create a budget and financial forecast for the next three fiscal (more…)


  •  November 21, 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…)


  •  November 22, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn the basics of student loans. In this training learned the difference between Federal and Private loans, administrative discharge of federal loans, strategies to deal with defaulted loans, defending federal and private loan lawsuits, and more. (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 ONLINE CLASSES


  •  July 23, 2024
     12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


  •  July 25, 2024
     12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


  •  July 30, 2024
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a complete course in developing a strategic plan for small business owners and entrepreneurs.  Over this 6-week period, you will learn the five (5) key elements of business and strategic planning, including Defining Your Business, Market Analysis, Sales & Marketing, Financial Planning, Operations & Management.  You’ll learn the tools to building a (more…)


  •  August 1, 2024
     12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


  •  August 5, 2024
     6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

El plan de negocios es un documento escrito que incluye básicamente los objetivos de su empresa y las estrategias para conseguirlos. Obtén una introducción abarcada de como emprender una pequeña empresa. Esta serie de 11 semanas ofrece una amplia perspectiva sobre todos los aspectos de iniciar y administrar tu propio negocio. Se proveerá información complete (more…)


  •  August 7, 2024
     12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Certifying your business as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), LGBT+ Entrepreneur (LGBTE) and/or Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVBE), can have a huge impact on the growth of your business. In this series, experts from the DOA, DOT, WPI (confirming), City of Madison and Milwaukee, and the (more…)


  •  August 8, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you an adult looking to go back to school?  The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is here to help navigate admissions and remove obstacles to successfully complete a degree.  EOC services are free and include career and college planning, financial aid resources, application support, innovative programming, and more.  The EOC understands the unique concerns and (more…)

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