Business Outreach & Training

We are dedicated to the steady development and delivery of superior business improvement programming to all customers. To meet this mission, we shall focus on the continued effort to constantly explore new opportunities in programming, foster practical initiatives and partnerships, and steadily deliver quality projects. 


We plan and coordinate several conferences on assorted topics throughout the year. For additional information about the conferences listed, click the links below.  

  • Wisconsin Lenders Conference - May 18-19, 2017 at the Kalahari Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells for commercial lenders throughout Wisconsin. Join the SBA to learn about the latest loan programs and regulations. Network at the Jules Matsoff Memorial Golf Outing or attend an additional training program from RMA-Wisconsin.
  • Central Wisconsin Social Media Conference - held periodically in Central Wisconsin, this conference assists business owners, marketing managers, and others in learning about new trends and changes in social media and how it can be used in business. If you would like to be involved in planning the next conference, contact Diana Wilcott at 715-346-3861.

Workshops and Training 

Our training workshops are led by highly regarded faculty and experienced business practitioners in various Central Wisconsin locations. Click the links to learn more about these popular programs. Our certificate programs include face to face and online components to meet the needs of busy professionals. Click on the programs listed below for additional information and registration information. 

Programs for Business Start-Ups 

  • Entrepreneurial Training Program - learn to write a solid business plan in this 9-session training course with experienced instructors and guest speakers who are experts in their field. Create value through customer focus using lean startup and growth tools.
  • Starting and Surviving in Business - get the basics of starting your own business in these monthly no-cost SCORE workshops in a variety of Central Wisconsin locations.

Other Professional Programs 

Other Training Topics or Certificates

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Customer Service
  • Sales
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Communication Skills
  • Change Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Social Media Strategies and Techniques


Customized Training Opportunities

Any of our training workshops, seminars, or certificate programs can be customized for your company or organization.

Contact Outreach Specialist, Diana Wilcott ( or 715-346-3861) for more information and discussion on how we can assist your company with customized training programs.

Impacting Wisconsin's Economy 
Entrepreneurial Training Program Map

2015 Economic Impacts

155 Face-to-Face Clients
• 300 Phone/Internet Clients
• 23 Businesses Started
$2,719,694 Client Capital 

Small Business
Development Center
UWSP Continuing Education
2100 Main Street, Rm 032
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Email: Mary Wescott


Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Diana Wilcott or call 715-346-3861.