Want to Start a Biz? Get With the Program
If you’ve been bit by the business bug, but aren’t sure how to get your venture off the ground, a good place to start is the Entrepreneurial Training Program. The 10-week course is offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Eau Claire, and the latest round of classes starts Feb. 7. The program “is specifically designed to help people develop a solid plan and learn what it takes to build a thriving business,” a press release states. “Through instruction, guest speakers, and coaching, the course serves those who are considering starting a business, owners of existing businesses, and those with successful companies they’d like to grow.” Classes are 6-8:45pm Tuesdays at UWEC’s Human Sciences and Services building, 239 Water St. There are several enrollment options, with the best value being the full program, which includes the submission of a business plan and counseling. That costs just $250 because the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. provides $750 in tuition assistance to those who complete the full program requirements. (Otherwise, you’re on the hook for the entire $1,000 cost.) For details, visitwisconsinsbdc.org/eauclaire/attend/etp, call (715) 836-5811, or email ETP@uwec.edu.