Small Business Center

Starting and growing a small business is about combining your courage and dreams with the right knowledge. The WCTC Small Business Center helps you acquire that knowledge through a wide variety of affordable classes, services, events and more.

Current Class Schedule

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Call 262.691.5578 (option 1) to register.

Classes (Non-credit)

Small Business Classes

Start-up Basics

Business Planning

Accounting/Taxes

Legal/Insurance

Marketing/Sales

Computer Technology

Small Business Certificate (Non-credit)

Complete courses a la carte or attend the following eight courses to obtain the Small Business Certificate, $375 scholarship and FREE chamber membership. Attendance at 75% of all class meetings required to qualify. There are no prerequisites and classes may be completed in any order. We highly recommend that you begin by attending a FaSTart Workshop.

Small Business Certificate Scholarship

Certificate recipients are automatically awarded a $375 scholarship which essentially makes their education free! The scholarship is designed to encourage every entrepreneur to commit to a well-rounded education by completing the Small Business Certificate. Scholarships are subject to available funding and will be mailed with your certificate.

Free Chamber Membership

The Community Chamber Connection gives certificate recipients the opportunity to experience the benefits of local chamber of commerce membership at no cost for one year. Recipients should contact the participating chambers to explore membership benefits. Limit one free membership per certificate. Non-transferable. Restrictions may apply. Chamber voucher can be redeemed at the participating chamber of your choice and will be mailed with your certificate. See final page of flyer for details!

Micro Seed Fund

Certificate recipients are also eligible for the low interest rate Micro Seed Fund. Call Russ Roberts at 262.695.3468 for details.

How to Apply

Once you complete all eight courses, e-mail Russ Roberts with your name, student ID number, address and daytime phone number. Scholarship check and free chamber voucher will be mailed with your certificate.

Services

Free One-on-One Counseling

Get expert help navigating the complexities of the business world, shortening the learning curve and increasing your chances of success.

Business Plan Express

Connect with a business planning professional for a quick, inexpensive solution for preparing a well-written plan.

Technical Assistance Program

Gain access to high-quality, experienced strategic partners who will assist you in business plan creation/polishing, QuickBooks consulting and more...all at affordable rates.

FREE HubSpot Academy Certifications

Inbound Certification - HubSpot's free Inbound Certification includes twelve classes that span the four stages of the Inbound Methodology. From optimizing your website, to landing page anatomy, to honing your inbound sales skills, this free certification covers the basics of what inbound is all about.

Inbound Sales Certification - HubSpot's free Inbound Sales Certification includes five classes that introduce you to the Inbound Sales Methodology. From identifying potential buyers, to developing outreach strategies, to building personalized presentations, this free certification covers the basics of what inbound sales is all about.

Please email Russ Roberts for information on how to access classes for HubSpot Academy Certifications.

Take a Professional to Lunch

Access our exclusive network of community-oriented professionals who have agreed to meet with start-up, emerging and established small business owners at no cost to discuss topics of interest and answer business-related questions. Our goal is simple...to provide you with the insight and guidance you need to propel your business to the next level.