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

Summer 2017 - CANCELLED
Wausau - Entrepreneurial and Education Center, Tuesdays, June 27-August 22, 6-9 p.m.
Fall 2017
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point,
Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 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.

Cost

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.

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Impacting Wisconsin's Economy 
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2015 Economic Impacts

155 Face-to-Face Clients
• 300 Phone/Internet Clients
• 23 Businesses Started
$2,719,694 Client Capital 
 

Small Business
Development Center
UWSP Continuing Education
2100 Main Street, Rm 032
Stevens Point, WI 54481
715-346-3838

Email: Mary Wescott

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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. Contact Diana Wilcott dwilcott@uwsp.edu or call 715-346-3861.