The Entrepreneurial Training Program

Eight-Nine Week Business Plan Series

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 


Spring 2016 Location and Dates

UW-Stevens Point - Room 128, College of Professional Studies Building
Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m., March 29-May 24  (5/24 meet in Nelson Hall Lobby)


Fall 2016 Location and Dates

UW-Stevens Point - Location TBD
Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m., September 27-November 29
Wausau Entrepreneurial & Education Center
Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m., October 11-December 6



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. 

Sign Up Now!

Space in the ETP is limited and will be filled on a first-come/first-serve basis. There's still time to register!
​​Download the  registration form and application and mail or fax to:
UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education
2100 Main St, Rm 032
Stevens Point, WI  54481
FAX:  715-346-4045
 Or, call 715-346-3861 if you have questions.

Proven Impact

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.

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