The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point provides the tools you need for business idea testing and business model improvement.
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 want to grow.
The ETP program is a 8-9 week course that offers an easy to follow step-by-step process based on the Lean Startup Framework that shows you how to:
• Answer the question - “Will people buy my product or service?”
• Appeal to more customers
• Quickly develop a lender ready business plan
• Use time and money in smarter ways
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% of the tuition, reducing your cost to $250.
Grant recipients must meet attendance requirements, complete a business plan within six months from start of course, and participate in at least one hour of no-cost business consulting with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point.
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Space in the ETP is limited and will be filled on a first-come/first-serve basis. There's still time to register!
Since 2003, more than 1,900 students have completed the class statewide with more than 50 percent starting a new business or growing their existing business.