The Entrepreneurial Training Program

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 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  

Fall 2017

UW-Stevens Point, Collins Classroom Center - Rm 126 
Tuesdays, September 26-November 21, 6-9 p.m.
Wausau - Entrepreneurial and Education Center
Tuesdays, October 24-December 19, 6-9 p.m.

Veterans and their families may eligible for stipend upon successful completion of ETP.  More details here or call Diana Wilcott at 715-346-3861.


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

Space in the ETP is limited and will be filled on a first-come/first-serve basis.
​​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
Call 715-346-3861 if you have questions.

Proven Impact

Since 2003, more than 675 students have completed the class in Central Wisconsin with more than 54% starting a new business or growing their existing business.

Impacting Wisconsin's Economy 
Entrepreneurial Training Program Map



YTD 2017 Economic Impacts

106 Face-to-Face Clients
• 350 Phone/Internet Clients
• 23 Businesses Started
$2,901,985 Client Capital 

Small Business
Development Center
UWSP Continuing Education
2100 Main Street, Rm 032
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Email: Melissa Meschke


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.