Starting and Surviving in Business

A monthly workshop taught by members of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is provided free of charge for those wanting to start a business. Topics presented include:

  • Determining whether a sufficient market exists for your product or service
  • Developing a sound financial plan for your business
  • Resources needed for a successful business
  • Creating a thorough business plan

After completion of this workshop you can work with SCORE members or one of our Small Business Development Center counselors on an individual basis.

2017 Schedule - Central Wisconsin Locations:

Portage County Business Council 
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
5501 Vern Holmes Dr, Stevens Point

January 11, 2017
March 8, 2017
May 10, 2017

July 12, 2017
September 13, 2017
November 8, 2017

Fox Valley Technical College 
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
1979 Godfrey Dr., Room 133, Waupaca
April 20, 2017
October 19, 2017

To register please do one of the following:

Register early to make sure you get into the session you want!

Writing a Business Plan? In-depth Entrepreneurial Training is offered periodically at a variety of locations. Call 715-346-3838 for current course schedule.
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.