Small Business Center

Starting and growing a small business is about combining your courage and dreams with the right knowledge. The WCTC Small Business Center helps you acquire that knowledge through a wide variety of affordable courses, services, events and more.

Current Course Schedule

Fall 2018 Course Schedule

Spring 2019 Course Schedule

Call 262.691.5578 (option 1) to register.

Courses (Non-credit)

Small Business Courses

Start-up Basics

Business Planning

Accounting/Taxes

Legal/Insurance

Marketing/Sales

Small Business Certificate (Non-credit)

Complete courses a la carte or attend the following eight courses to obtain the Small Business Certificate, $380 scholarship and FREE chamber membership. Attendance at 75% of all course meetings required to qualify. There are no prerequisites and courses may be completed in any order. We highly recommend that you begin by attending a FaSTart Workshop.

Small Business Certificate Scholarship

Certificate recipients are automatically awarded a $380 scholarship which essentially makes their education free! The scholarship is designed to encourage every entrepreneur to commit to a well-rounded education by completing the Small Business Certificate. Scholarships are subject to available funding and will be mailed with your certificate.

Free Chamber Membership

The Community Chamber Connection gives certificate recipients the opportunity to experience the benefits of local chamber of commerce membership at no cost for one year. Recipients should contact the participating chambers to explore membership benefits. Limit one free membership per certificate. Non-transferable. Restrictions may apply. Chamber voucher can be redeemed at the participating chamber of your choice and will be mailed with your certificate. See final page of flyer for details!

Micro Seed Fund

Certificate recipients are also eligible for the low interest rate Micro Seed Fund. Call Russ Roberts at 262.695.3468 for details.

How to Apply

Once you complete all eight courses, e-mail Russ Roberts with your name, student ID number, address and daytime phone number. Scholarship check and free chamber voucher will be mailed with your certificate.

Services

Free One-on-One Counseling

Get expert help navigating the complexities of the business world, shortening the learning curve and increasing your chances of success.

Business Plan Express

Connect with a business planning professional for a quick, inexpensive solution for preparing a well-written plan.

Technical Assistance Program

Gain access to high-quality, experienced strategic partners who will assist you in business plan creation/polishing, QuickBooks consulting and more...all at affordable rates.

Inbound Sales Certification - HubSpot's free Inbound Sales Certification includes five courses that introduce you to the Inbound Sales Methodology. From identifying potential buyers, to developing outreach strategies, to building personalized presentations, this free certification covers the basics of what inbound sales is all about.

Please email Russ Roberts for information on how to access courses for HubSpot Academy Certifications.

Take a Professional to Lunch

Access our exclusive network of community-oriented professionals who have agreed to meet with start-up, emerging and established small business owners at no cost to discuss topics of interest and answer business-related questions. Our goal is simple...to provide you with the insight and guidance you need to propel your business to the next level.