Entrepreneurial Training Program

Business Plan Series

Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point is a 8-9 week course that provides an easy to follow, step by step process that shows you 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.

Spring 2018 - 3 Locations

Stevens Point - UW-Stevens Point, College of Professional Studies, Room 326 
Tuesdays, February 6-April 3, 6-9 p.m.
Antigo - Northcentral Technical College - Antigo Campus
Thursdays,  March 22-May 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Wausau - Entrepreneurial and Education Center
Tuesdays, April 10-June 5, 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-serve basis.
You can now apply online! Complete the online application at: www.uwbizgrants.org.
You will be contacted by the SBDC following receipt of the application.

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 



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 dwilcott@uwsp.edu or call 715-346-3861.