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Entrepreneurial Training Program - Spring 2021

Thu 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

We're going virtual for spring!

Orientation: Thursday, January 28, 2021 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Class Dates: Thursdays, February 11 - April 8, 2021 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center's UW-Stevens Point and UW-Green Bay. It is a 9 week course that provides an easy to follow, step by step process that shows you how to:

  • Answer the question – "Will people buy my product or service?"
  • Appeal to more customers
  • Develop a lender-ready business plan
  • Use time, money, and resources wisely

Through instruction and guest speakers, 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 they want to grow.

Find out if ETP is right for you!

Want to know what the Entrepreneurial Training Program is all about? You're in luck! We are hosting an orientation for those interested in the program and for those that have already registered. Meet the instructors and the Small Business Development Center team. Get an overview of the program, curriculum, and grant scholarship requirements. Most of all, find out how this program can help you reach your business goals. Register for the orientation!

Registration Information

Registration Fee: The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is offering qualified applicants Entrepreneurial Training Grants that cover most of the $1,000 course fee. The grant covers 75 percent of the tuition, reducing your cost to $250.

Grant recipients must meet attendance requirements and complete a business plan within 90 days of completion of the course, or will otherwise be responsible for the remaining $750.

Due to COVID-19 and the program going virtual, please note an additional $50 reduction in the program fee as participants will be required to purchase their own textbook.

To Register: Space in the course is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online by applying for the Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) grant to see if you qualify. The ETP grant is only for businesses in the state of Wisconsin and for "for-profit" businesses or those wanting to start a "for-profit" business. Non-profits are not eligible for the ETP grant.

ETP Grant Application Online

Please make sure to choose Stevens Point SBDC or Green Bay SBDC as the ETP Host Organization.

Program Reviews

"This course is an eye opener and shows me the path to open a new business. Teaching is provided in a very friendly environment and the support staff is excellent not only during the training but also afterwards. They (support staff) are very resourceful and always ready to help." ~D.R., Wausau

"SBDC ETP class has changed my views on being in business. The amount of knowledge and practical business skills I have learned outweigh the price ten-fold." ~ B.L., Stevens Point

"The class had so much information - helpful in informing people what all is entailed to start a business. The class was also a great way to meet and network with new and potential small businesses!" ~ B.K., Antigo

Fee: $ 1000.00