Entrepreneurial Training Program

​Business Plan Series 

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​​Registration Information

Space in the course is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online at uwbizgrants.org by creating an account and filling out the SBDC ETP grant application. Register early to ensure there is enough time to complete a pre-class consultation with your assigned SBDC conselor. 

Registration Fee:

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 percent of the tuition, reducing your cost to $250.
Grant recipients must meet attendance requirements and complete a business plan within 90 days of completion of the course, or will otherwise be responsible for the remaining $750.

Program Details 

Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) is offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. It is a 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 and guest speakers, 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 Partcipant) 

Fall 2019

Antigo Location

Orientation: Thursday, September 12 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Class Dates: Thursday, September 19 - November 14, 2019 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Stevens Point Location

Orienation: Tuesday, September 10 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Class Dates: Tuesdays, September 17 - November 12 | 6 - 9 p.m.

This class is full and we are no longer taking registrants. To be added to our interested list for spring 2020, please email uwspce-sbdc@uwsp.edu.

Wausau Location

Orientation: Tuesday, September 17 | 5:30 - 7 p.m. 
Class Dates: Tuedays, September 24 - November 19 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Proven Impact 

Since 2013, 534 students have completed the course statewide, including 40 veterans and 73 minorities. 

If you're interested in future ETP offerings, please email uwspce-SBDC@uwsp.edu to be added to our interested list. 

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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. Please contact the SBDC at 715-346-3838 or uwspce-bus@uwsp.edu.