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Workshops

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. 

Small Business Business Programming


Building a Business Model

Creating a business model allows entrepreneurs to document the rational of how their business will develop and grow. Learn the fundamental building blocks of a business model: customer segment, value proposition, revenue streams, key partnerships and more! Join us for two 3-hour session to complete this valuable strategic planning tool. 
*Prerequisite for Start Right & Stepping up to New Opportunities 

Call (920) 498-6379 to schedule your individual session!

Need a business plan to secure funding? 

Whether your business is growing or brand-new, writing a business plan is critical to building a profitable venture, especially to attract financing from lenders or investors. 

The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is eight efficient sessions to help you develop a plan for a thriving, profitable business. In this program, you will learn to identify customers, determine their needs and analyze that information into a feasible plan for starting or growing your business.
​Brought to you by our partner Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay

For more information on dates and pricing, please contact:
Director
(920) 496-2117
E-mail: sbdc@uwgb.edu


Small Business Workshops


Intro to Quickbooks Desktop for Small Business

Presenter Name: Mike Hall, CPA Partner with Apex Accounting Plus, LLC 

This class will cover the basics of QuickBooks Desktop for entry level learners. Topics will include chart of accounts, setting up items, customers, vendors, entering and paying bills, invoicing customers, receiving payments, making deposits, running reports, and other topics that the attendees may have questions on. There will also be a limited discussion of differences between Desktop and Online.
Having previously used QuickBooks is helpful but not required

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to navigate through QuickBooks Desktop
  • Obtain a basic understanding of how to set up background items to be able to enter transactions correctly
  • ​Learn how to run and get a basic understanding of reports
Advance Business & Manufacturing Center, Green Bay
November 29th    3pm - 4:30pm    $19
Click here to register

Intro to QuickBooks Online for Small Business

Presenter Name: Mike Hall, CPA Partner with Apex Accounting Plus, LLC 

This class will cover the basics of QuickBooks Online for entry level learners. Topics will include chart of accounts, setting up items, customers, vendors, entering and paying bills, invoicing customers, receiving payments, making deposits, running reports, and other topics that the attendees may have questions on. There will also be a limited discussion of differences between Desktop and Online.
Having previously used QuickBooks is helpful but not required.

Learning Objectives:
  • Be able to navigate through QuickBooks Online
  • Obtain a basic understanding of how to set up background items to be able to enter transactions correctly
  • Learn how to run and get a basic understanding of reports
Advance Business & Manufacturing Center, Green Bay
December 1st    3pm - 4:30pm    $19
Click here to register


Building Your Business & Your Brand - Intellectual Property Assets

Presented By: Ellen Krabbe, Fresco Services

Do you have an innovative product or design? Protect it!
Intellectual Property can be defined as a work or invention that is the result of creativity, such as a manuscript or a design, to which one has rights and for which one may apply for a patent, copyright, trademark, etc. Today, protecting your innovations and creative work is more important than ever. Don't let someone benefit from your idea, learn how to protect it today! What you will learn in this workshop:

  • Introduction to intellectual property assets
  • Understanding the value of assets to your business
  • Forms of intellectual property – trade secrets, trademarks, copyright, and patents
  • Strategies for increasing value

Advance Business & Manufacturing Center, Green Bay
December 5th    7:30am - 9:30am    Click here to register    $29
December 14th    5pm - 7pm    Click here to register    $29



Marketing Strategies for Growing a Small Business

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. $69 

Advance Business & Manufacturing Center, Green Bay
January 23rd    8am to 10am
Click here to register!

Facebook for Business

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

NWTC Crivitz Campus
11/1/17    5pm to 7pm
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Business Facebook Page Consult is available for businesses looking for help setting up their page. Meetings are set up individually with clients to provide accurate assistance. $75

Please call (920) 498-7124 -or- email sbi@nwtc.edu for an appointment

One Page Business Plan

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. Meet individually with our business consult to write your business plan in as little as 3 hours. Plan includes a follow-up session to ensure a completed plan. $179

Schedule your individual consultation today!

(920) 498-7124 or email katie.guth@nwtc.edu

Human Resource Tools for Small Business

Is your small business growing? Is it time to hire your first part-time or full-time employee? Do you have questions on best practices, recruiting or learning some basic human resource tools? Join us for this information workshop and receive the following tools that you can easily apply to your growing business:

  • Employment applications
  • An offer letter to a potential employee
  • New hire checklists
  • Employee recognition and retention ideas
  • Termination letter wording
  • Termination checklists

Workshop host is Diane Biersteker, owner of Human Resource Consulting LLC in Green Bay. $69

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Social Media Marketing for Small Business

Today there are numerous social media platforms and it can be overwhelming! How you decide which one is suitable to include in your small business marketing plan? In this workshop you will learn to leverage the power of social media for your business by learning the benefits of certain social media platforms and how it can add value to your marketing plan. $69

NWTC Crivitz Campus
10/26/17    5pm to 7pm
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NWTC Oconto Falls Campus
11/2/17    5pm to 7pm
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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:
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Pathways to Entrepreneurship (Free)

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!
 


Business Owner Meetup Group

Are you ready to take your business or business idea to the next level? Looking for strategies to help you grow your business effectively and efficiently? The Small Business Initiative at NWTC has created a NEW Business Owners & Entrepreneurs Resource Meetup Group. We are dedicated to helping small businesses owners and entrepreneurs in Northeast Wisconsin. Monthly, quarterly, and annual events will be taking place throughout the year. Join Meetup to be included in these exclusive workshops:

Learn about SBDC Entrepreneurial Training Program
December 12th    3:30pm to 4pm  FREE
Click here to register

Business Insurance: Confidence in Coverage
January 30th    8am to 10am    $3
Click here to register

Don’t break the Rules in Today’s Local Advertising
February 21st    8am to 10am    FREE
Click here to register

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 with our confidential coaching program. Your first session is always complimentary!

Contact us today for your complimentary consultation!
Email sbi@nwtc.edu -or- call (920) 498-7124

Earn an entrepreneurship credential

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