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Entrepreneurial Training Program

 

Are you ready to launch a business? Do you need help writing a business plan? You've come to the right place!

The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Milwaukee provides the tools you need for idea generation and business model validation. Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, the course serves those who are considering starting a business, owners of existing businesses struggling to get a handle on all the details, and those with successful companies that they want to grow. Learn how to identify and appeal to customers, apply for financing and manage your company efficiently.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is offering qualified applicants Entrepreneurial Training Grants that cover 75% of the course fee, reducing your cost to $250 when you meet grant requirements. Call program manager Jason Mueller at 414-227-3129 for more information. Application for the grant must be completed for consideration, and can be found here: https://secure.wenportal.org/grants/grantapp.cfm?apptype=1

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Idea testing and Business Model Improvement

Launching a business to meet your customer need requires a unique set of tools. ETP shows you how to:

  • Answer the question – “Who will buy my product or service?
  • Appeal to your target market
  • Quickly develop an investment-ready business plan
  • Guide business operations 
  • Create realistic financials 

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is offering qualified applicants Entrepreneurial Training Grants that cover 75% of the course fee, reducing your cost to $250 when you meet attendance requirements, complete a business plan by six months after start of course and participate in at least one hour of no-cost business consulting with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Milwaukee.

Space in the Entrepreneurial Training Program is limited and will be filled on a first-come/first-served basis. Registration deadline is 10 days prior to start of session.

If you need any assistance in completing the application or have any questions about the Entrepreneurial Training Program, please feel free to call or email program manager Jason Mueller for more details:  

414-227-3129
muell223@uwm.edu

Application for the grant must be completed for consideration, and can be found here: https://secure.wenportal.org/grants/grantapp.cfm?apptype=1

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Who Should Attend

  1. Entrepreneurs who need to write a business plan
  2. Startups needing to learn the fundamentals
  3. Existing businesses who want to use Lean to expand

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Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Create a business plan document
  • Understand business canvas techniques
  • Familiarize yourself with financials for operating

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Prerequisites
First Steps to Starting a Business, basic Microsoft Office skills in Word and Excel
Notes
Must complete the ETP grant application to be considered for the $750 grant reimbursement
  Sessions  
8 Tue., Sept. 30-Nov. 18
6pm-9pm
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: To Be Announced
$1000 $750 grant upon completion of program requirements, call registration to use the discount today!
Enrollment Limit: 20
Program No. 5125-6660
Registration Deadline: Fri., Sept. 26
Registration is closed. To learn about future offerings, use the contact information on the bottom of this page.
 
10 Tue., Mar. 10-May 12
6-8:30pm
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Mary Pangman Schmitt, President, Prime, Inc.
$1000 $750 grant upon completion of program requirements, call registration to use the discount today!
Enrollment Limit: 20
Program No. 5125-7895
Note: Must fill out Grant Application to be considered for the program
Registration Deadline: Tue., Mar. 3, 2015
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The SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Call 414-227-3240 or email sbdc@uwm.edu. An EEO/AA employer, the University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

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