First Steps to Starting a Business

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

  • Coming up with your business idea
  • Prescreening your idea
  • Market research
  • Business feasibility
  • Business model canvas
  • Business plan creation
  • Financing

Participants will receive a variety of materials to help start their business in addition to being introduced to several resources that can help them along the way. 

​ ​2018 Meetings

6:30-9 p.m.

Portage County Business Council
5501 Vern Holms Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54482​ ​

​January 10, 2018July 11, 2018​
​March 14, 2018​September 12, 2018
​May 9, 2018​November 14, 2018

Register today!

  1. Click here to register online.

  2. Call the SBDC at 715-346-3838.

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 

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.