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 19-20, 2016 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. The next conference is being planned for Spring 2016.

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 

Other Professional Programs 

  • Project Management - online certificate program! - Gain the skills you need to manage projects in your company or organization at your own pace through this online program with one-on-one instructor contact.
  • Speechcraft by Toastmasters - Are you afraid to stand up and speak in front of others? Is fear in the way of your success? Learn to conquer that fear in a painless and enjoyable setting presented by Toastmasters in a six-session format. Coming in Spring 2016!

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 Program Manager, Joel Wegner ( or 715-843-5333) or Outreach Specialist, Dorothy Snyder ( 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

Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Economic Impacts

190 Face-to-Face Clients
452 Phone/Internet Clients
36 Businesses Started
$2,954,665 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