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, round tables, networking events and more. We work with growth-minded small and micro business owners and entrepreneurs who want to achieve peak performance and sustainable growth. 

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Introduction to Quickbooks for Small Business Owners - $79.00
In this two-part, hands-on workshop, current and aspiring business owners and professionals will become familiar with QuickBooks Online and learn about how to set up, record and reconcile their books.  Discover how to use QuickBooks to improve your business, while also learning how to identify and avoid common mistakes.

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NOTE: For Quickbooks Online (not for Desktop users)
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Start Right Intro to Entrepreneurship - $12

Build the business of your future from idea…to launch…to sustainability!

Do you have an idea for a business? Do you need a business plan and not sure where to begin? Are you lacking direction in an existing small business?

Attend Start Right the First Time: Intro to Entrepreneurship to find answers to your questions and discover how to get connected to the people and resources that can help you succeed. Whether you want to start a business or currently operate a part-time, home-based business, micro business or small business and want to take it to the next level, you will benefit from this information-packed session that will help your launch, grow and thrive. Learn about the resources available in your community and why a business plan is essential to success. - $12

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Snacks and refreshments will be provided!
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Pop-Up Shop - $79

Have you been curious about the pop-up shop phenomenon and whether it is an option for your entrepreneurial venture?  Because they are fast, inexpensive and temporary, pop-up shops have become a great way to get rid of old inventory, test a new market and/or vet a new business idea. Whatever your goal is, no doubt making local and buying local are great grassroot ways to grow the economy!

During this 3 hour workshop, you will learn the key steps needed to launch a pop-up shop which include:
  • Plan for pop-up success
  • Identifying a location
  • Building your team
  • Marketing your pop-up
  • Running and managing your pop-up
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Marketing Strategies for Small Business Owners - $99

As a small business owner, you have a million things on your mind. You get tied up in a multi-tasking tornado on a daily basis. Marketing tends to get lost in that tornado, am I right? Do you want to better understand your customer? Do you want to sell more products? Do you want to expand your business or product offerings? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Small Business Marketing Strategies will help you build a solid marketing foundation in a few hours!
Topics to be covered include:
  • Understand your unique brand and leveraging the marketplace
  • Discover your 'marketing mindset' to develop and carry your marketing initiatives
  • The importance of storytelling and your business success
  • Review and discover useful marketing avenues to promote your product and business
  • Walk through the steps to write an effective marketing plan
Workshop participants will leave this series with a better understanding of the importance of marketing strategies to implement, storytelling and content creation tools, online and local marketing resources to reference for advice and a yearly marketing plan. $89 


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An Intro to WordPress Websites for Small Business - $79
Do you want to save money by doing your own web design and site maintenance? Have you started a WordPress website, but want it to look more professional? You don’t have to be a technical genius! Learn to create WordPress posts and pages with its what-you-see-is-what-you-get editor. Automatically publish your blogs to social media with easy to use plugins. Discover how to use dynamic images for greater engagement and make wise design decisions for your website. Terra will overcome web publishing misconceptions, demonstrate best practices, and share her favorite WordPress secrets for small business.*Requirements: Familiarity with web browsers, email, and the Internet. *This session is highly applicable, customized, and will leave time to answer individual questions about attendees’ websites.

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Are you considering starting a business?

Do you have an idea for a business, but have no idea where to start? The BOOST 5 Day Entrepreneurial Boot Camp is an intensive program that is designed to provide you with the tools you need to turn an idea or opportunity into a successful business!

BOOST! 5 Day Entrepreneurial Boot Camp - $199

20% off discount available to current NWTC students - email for more information! For More Information:
Contact NWTC Small Business Initiative, Michelle Madl-Soehren (920) 498-6379

BOOST Entrepreneurial Boot Camp is a new program that is scheduled over five days. The format includes individual learning activities as well as group activities , interactive dialogue with the presenters, individual project work on your business idea and opportunities to network with presenters and classmates. The topics covered in this program are a sampling of high demand areas that any entrepreneur would be seeking for approval of a product and/or service. They include: Risk and inspiration to begin the journey of an entrepreneur • Accounting • Legal Matters • Marketing, Branding, Social Media • Local Resources • Capital and Banking • Business Insurance.

The goal of this boot camp is to provide you with working tools to utilize in additional training programs over the course of the business development process. The additional investment of time and energy will yield the following results: 1) Establish the initial framework necessary to create and/or revise a solid business plan. 2) Create a presentation showcasing initial business plan highlights and present to an executive panel of investors, business leaders and entrepreneur coaches. 3) Develop the foundational strategy for a comprehensive marketing plan and branding platform for the service/product

Awards: Participants are eligible for awards providing complementary professional services and scholarships for additional training. In addition, all participants completing the Boot Camp will receive a certificate of completion and graduation gift.

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