As part of our commitment to supporting small business and entrepreneurial growth in the region, the Small Business Initiative at NWTC offers workshops, one-on-one coaching, roundtables (Velocity Groups), networking events and more. We work with growth-minded small and microbusiness owners who want to achieve peak performance and sustainable growth. 

The difference between success and failure is often linked to the effectiveness of a business's marketing plan. In this fast-paced, hands on workshop, you dive into the critical building blocks for creating your brand and the messaging that will resonate with your target market.  Explore the demographics of your customers and the social media platforms and tactics that will help you cut through the clutter.  Learn to get noticed by those who matter the most and increase your sales and profits. $129 

Green Bay Campus:
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For some businesses, a Facebook page is replacing the need and cost of a Website. In this hands on workshop, we not only discuss the pros and cons of each, you actually BUILD your business Facebook page.  Our instructor walks you through step by step in building your page, and you receive feedback from other attendees as well – it's like having your own customer focus group.  In addition to building the Facebook page, you also learn how to promote the page, earn likes and create Facebook ads. $69

Green Bay Campus:
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A traditional business plan can be complex and time-consuming. This innovative concept is a simple and effective way to focus on key metrics, align your strategic direction, profile your target market, and define value proposition to help achieve your business goals. Organize your thoughts and ideas into a workable single page plan to launch or grow a business. $179

Green Bay Campus:

December 8, 2016     8am to 11am     Register Now
The number of social media platforms can be overwhelming. How do you decide which ones are best your small-business? In this workshop you will learn to leverage the power of social media for your business by understanding the benefits of certain social media platform and how each adds value to your marketing plan. $89

Green Bay Campus:
November 29, 2016    8am to Noon    Register Now

Entrepreneurial Talents Strengths Finder
Gallup identified the top 10 talents of successful entrepreneurs and this online assessment, follow-up workshop and coaching identify your entrepreneurial talents and help create a strategy for tapping into your talents to grow your business. Whether you’re launching a business, growing your current business or seeking resources to help you be successful, this workshop will help you develop, discover and direct your entrepreneurial talents. $149 

Green Bay Campus:


How to Read Your Financial Story:
This workshop covers the basic business financial reports and how to use and adapt them to help you make better decisions. The month-end closing checklist helps ensure accuracy and completeness. Learn how to make sense of financial ratios and learn what to track from the financial reports. Instructed by Mary Guldan-Lindstrom CPA (owner of Focu$ CPA).
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Green Bay Campus:
November 17, 2016    8:30 - 10:30    Register Now

Best Tax Practices
Taxes don't have to be complicated. Discuss best tax practices to meet IRS and Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue standards and the typical tax deductible business expenses and documentation requirements. Cover ordinary expenses, repairs verses capitalization, depreciation, business use of vehicles, home office, startup costs and more.
Instructed by Mary Guldan-Lindstrom CPA (owner of Focu$ CPA). 
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Green Bay Campus:
December 7, 2016    8:30 - 10:30    Register Now
FREE Sales & Use Tax for Wisconsin Manufacturers
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College are hosting a FREE Sales & Use Tax Seminar for new or existing manufacturing companies in the Green Bay. This focused educational seminar will feature expert guidance on the following sales tax issues for manufacturers:
  • Where does production start and finish?
  • What exemptions are available and how do they apply?
  • What types of purchases qualify for exemption?
  • How are services used by manufacturers taxed?
  • What is included in sales price?
  • When to obtain exemption certificates.
  • How to keep good records.
Green Bay Campus
December 19, 2016    8:30am - 11:00am    REGISTER NOW

Velocity Groups (Green Bay Campus):
Entrepreneurs and business owners face a variety of challenges on a daily basis. Participating in a peer-to-peer mastermind roundtable facilitated by a professional is a proven method for helping small business owners overcome challenges.  Round tables are conducted in a trusting and highly confidential environment. This program is a must for business owners looking to achieve Peak Performance.

Velocity Group - Demonstration, Meet & Greet
Call our office to register - (920) 498-7124

Whether you want to start a business or currently operate a part-time, home-based business, micro business or small business; this workshop will provide you with the information you need for your business to launch, grow and thrive. Learn about the resources available and why a business plan is essential to success. Also, learn from other successful, local entrepreneurs and business owners that share their experiences. Limited space available!

Oconto Falls Campus:
October 24, 2016    6pm to 9pm    Register Now

Niagara Campus/Woodland Kitchen & Business Incubator
November 1, 2016    6pm to 9pm    Register Now


The Small Business Initiative at NWTC is excited to host this new workshop to local businesses! This workshop is designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the various legal encounters they face. Often times small business owners are unaware of the legal obligations they are required to meet. From filing a business entity (LLC, corporation, partnership) to trademarks, employee requirements, contracts, leases and other legal matters that effect your small business. Attend this workshop to increase your legal awareness and achieve peak performance.
Workshop Facilitator: Jason Wied, Attorney at Law with Menn Law in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Green Bay Campus
November 16, 2016    5pm to 9pm              Register Now
December 14, 2016    9:30am to 1:30pm    Register Now

One-on-One Coaching

Are you struggling with certain aspects of your business and not quite sure where to turn? Having a confidential, professional coach help you work through those issues is a proven and effective way to grow professionally. Help your business move to the next level by working the Entrepreneur's Entrepreneur. Karen Widmar is a certified executive coach and an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience. call 920-498-5627 or email

Earn an entrepreneurship credential