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.

Get started on your path to success by attending a 145-445 FaSTart Workshop. To view the schedule of classes click on the current Full Class Schedule (pdf) and call 262.691.5578 (option 1) to register.

Summer 2016 Class Schedule (pdf)

Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Classes (Non-credit)

Small Business Classes

Start-up Basics

Business Planning




Computer Technology

Small Business Certificate (Non-credit)

Complete the following comprehensive courses to obtain the optional Small Business Certificate, $200 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.

How to Apply

Once you complete all eight courses, e-mail Russ Roberts with your name, student ID number, address and daytime phone number.

Small Business Certificate Scholarship

Certificate recipients are automatically awarded a $200 scholarship. 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.


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.

Success Mentor Program

Connect at no cost with an experienced SCORE mentor ready to help your business grow. Industry-specific experts will guide you, answer your complex questions and keep you pointed in the right direction…with your success being the ultimate goal! To gain access, please email your full contact info, a brief background on your business and a list of topic areas where you need help.

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 provide you with the insight and guidance you need to propel your business to the next level.