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 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
• Use time and money in smarter ways
Spring 2014 Dates (Postponed!)
• Stevens Point/Wausau – April 1-May 27 (location TBD - Now starting April 1, 2014 - Get your applications in now!)
• Sessions meet on Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m.
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.
Space in the ETP is limited and will be filled on a first-come/first-served basis. Registration deadline is March 20, 2014.
Since 2003, over 1,900 students have completed the class statewide with over 50% starting a new business or growing their existing business.