Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point is a 9 week course that provides an easy to follow, step by step process that shows your for-profit business how to:
- Answer the question – "Will people buy my product or service?"
- Appeal to more customers
- Develop a lender-ready business plan
- Use time, money, and resources wisely
Through instruction, guest speakers, and counseling, 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 they want to grow.
Past Participant Program Review
"Jeff was a wonderful instructor who is able to share invaluable knowledge and experience in business. The course materials were useful in learning more about how to develop a successful business plan. There were a lot of great guest speakers that provided necessary resources and the opportunity to network. Mark was a great counselor to assist with applying the tools to my own business plan." ~ M.B. of Stevens Point (Fall 2018 Participant)
UW-Stevens Point Communication Arts Center
Tuesdays, February 5-April 2, 6-9 p.m.
Northcentral Technical College - Antigo Campus
Thursdays, April 11-June 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Entrepreneurial and Education Center
Tuesdays, April 9-June 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Fall 2019 dates coming soon!
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 90 days of completion of the course, and participate in at least one hour of no-cost consulting with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point, or will otherwise be responsible for the remaining $750.
Registration for Spring 2019 has been closed. If you are interested in our ETP Fall offering, please email uwspce-SBDC@uwsp.edu to be added to our interested list.
Since 2013, 537 students have completed the course statewide, including 40 veterans and 73 minorities.