Racine & Kenosha 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 Racine & Kenosha 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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  •  March 14, 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…)


  •  March 28, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Do you have an idea that you want to turn into a business?  In this training, an expert facilitator will discuss what business idea viability means, now to test if your business idea is viable, and guide you through the following questions regarding your business: Is there a need for your product or service/ Can (more…)


  •  April 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.  Joi us and learn about what information goes in (more…)


  •  April 15, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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 in order 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…)


  •  August 6, 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…)


  •  August 13, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Do you have an idea that you want to turn into a business?  In this training, an expert facilitator will discuss what business idea viability means, now to test if your business idea is viable, and guide you through the following questions regarding your business: Is there a need for your product or service/ Can (more…)


  •  September 9, 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.  Joi us and learn about what information goes in (more…)


  •  September 16, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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 in order 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…)

Managing a Business

Classes for those who have recently launched a business.

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  •  April 4, 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, 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…)


  •  April 15, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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 in order 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…)


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

In this training, we will explore revenue streams and cost structure.  We will look at Cost Structure and Revenue Streams to determine whether or not your business will actually be profitable. When it comes to owning a business, understanding how cash flows in and out of your business is vital.  Join us and discuss what (more…)


  •  August 27, 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, 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…)


  •  September 16, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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 in order 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 23, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this training, we will explore revenue streams and cost structure.  We will look at Cost Structure and Revenue Streams to determine whether or not your business will actually be profitable. When it comes to owning a business, understanding how cash flows in and out of your business is vital.  Join us and discuss what (more…)

Growing a Business

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

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  •  April 11, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:00 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…)


  •  April 15, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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 in order 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…)


  •  September 16, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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 in order 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 12, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:00 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…)

Financial Wellness

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

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  •  May 8, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learning how to read, interpret and analyze financial statements is an integral part of running any organization.  Knowing your numbers will help you manage your cash, empower your decision-making process, and give you the confidence to need to take your business to new heights. (more…)


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

In this training, we will explore revenue streams and cost structure.  We will look at Cost Structure and Revenue Streams to determine whether or not your business will actually be profitable. When it comes to owning a business, understanding how cash flows in and out of your business is vital.  Join us and discuss what (more…)


  •  July 18, 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…)


  •  July 25, 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…)


  •  October 9, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learning how to read, interpret and analyze financial statements is an integral part of running any organization.  Knowing your numbers will help you manage your cash, empower your decision-making process, and give you the confidence to need to take your business to new heights. (more…)


  •  October 23, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

In this training, we will explore revenue streams and cost structure.  We will look at Cost Structure and Revenue Streams to determine whether or not your business will actually be profitable. When it comes to owning a business, understanding how cash flows in and out of your business is vital.  Join us and discuss what (more…)

ALL UPCOMING RACINE & KENOSHA AREA CLASSES


  •  March 14, 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…)


  •  March 20, 2024
     8:00 am - 9:30 am

Fueled by entrepreneurs, this FREE networking event is for people who are focused on growing their business, expanding their business networks, and getting fresh ideas for their business.  This networking event will feature a local speaker’s journey!  All are welcome.  Join us to connect with other entrepreneurs and get inspired. (more…)


  •  March 28, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Do you have an idea that you want to turn into a business?  In this training, an expert facilitator will discuss what business idea viability means, now to test if your business idea is viable, and guide you through the following questions regarding your business: Is there a need for your product or service/ Can (more…)


  •  April 4, 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, 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…)


  •  April 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.  Joi us and learn about what information goes in (more…)


  •  April 11, 2024
     12:00 pm - 1:00 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…)


  •  April 15, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 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 in order 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…)


  •  May 8, 2024
     6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learning how to read, interpret and analyze financial statements is an integral part of running any organization.  Knowing your numbers will help you manage your cash, empower your decision-making process, and give you the confidence to need to take your business to new heights. (more…)


  •  May 15, 2024
     8:00 am - 9:30 am

Fueled by entrepreneurs, this FREE networking event is for people who are focused on growing their business, expanding their business networks, and getting fresh ideas for their business.  This networking event will feature a local speaker’s journey!  All are welcome.  Join us to connect with other entrepreneurs and get inspired. (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.

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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