Hire Badgers: Student Staffing Opportunities for Small Business

Online Event

Did you know that the UW-Madison Work-Study Program, previously reserved for on-campus and non-profit organizations, has been expanded to small businesses – and, as of September 2023, even covers 50% of the wages earned? Or that many UW-Madison students pursue internship opportunities as a way to develop new skills and explore career pathways while they […]

Free

Introduction to Financial Management

Online Event

Whether you are starting a new business or looking to organize your current business’ finances, accurate financial information is one of the most valuable tools you have to drive success. This course seeks to set participants on the right path by providing a “101” overview of financial bookkeeping, accounting terminology and concepts, a breakdown of […]

$259

I’m Doing Everything! How Value Planning Reduces Panic and Builds Value

Online Event

While tax planning is a regular part of every entrepreneur’s work cycle, value planning may have a bigger long-term impact. Given that your business is likely your largest asset, wouldn’t you want to maximize its value? For a business owner, retirement often translates into selling your business. Even if you never plan on selling, building […]

Free

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

UW Madison SBDC Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave., Madison, WI, United States

Chances are you’ve heard some positive – and perhaps more dubious – leadership advice over the years. Yet have you ever taken the time to consider how leadership actually looks for YOU? Is there a leadership quote or philosophy that guides your work? What are your top leadership values? What is your primary leadership style, […]

$289

Human Resources (HR) Basics for Non-HR Professionals

UW Madison SBDC Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave., Madison, WI, United States

For most small business owners and managers, there is a wide gap between hiring your first employee(s) and bringing on an HR manager or team of HR professionals. Yet in the meantime, there are a lot of legal details and best practices to know to best position your business for success. This course focuses on […]

$289

Communication & Delegation Skills

UW Madison SBDC Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave., Madison, WI, United States

Whether you are communicating with your employees, customers, or suppliers your ability to express yourself well and understand others is a major factor of your success. For this course, you will have the opportunity to take the DiSC Personal Profile and use the results to better understand your own communication style and strengthen your business […]

$329

Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

UW Madison SBDC Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave., Madison, WI, United States

All leaders experience conflict in one form or another. In this class, you will learn how to turn conflict into collaborations and reach win-win resolutions. You will see conflict to clarify roles, relationships, and heighten creativity. Learning how to reach beyond the impasse and find solutions that work is one of the best tools that […]

$289

Brain Hacks: Harnessing Neuroscience for Leadership & Success

UW Madison SBDC Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave., Madison, WI, United States

Your brain has evolved to help you survive, and its primary job is to keep you safe. The challenge is that your brain rarely distinguishes evolutionary threats (e.g. avoiding a lion) from the everyday – and ever-changing! – stressors of our chaotic and complex modern world. If left untrained, the brain will regularly trigger survival […]

$289

Buy-Sell Agreements

UW Madison SBDC Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave., Madison, WI, United States

If you are in business with other people, the reality is that at some point, you will not be. As with any personal or professional partnership, communication is key. By working together to create a buy-sell agreement – before someone leaves the business – you can create a strong foundation for your partnership and ensure […]

Free

Wisconsin Tax Seminar for New Businesses

UW Madison SBDC Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave., Madison, WI, United States

In this New Business Seminar, hosted by The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) you will gain a basic understanding of Wisconsin’s tax laws. Topics may include: Business tax registration Withholding tax information Sales and use tax information Other business taxes Electronic filing made easy through My Tax Account Business tax incentives When do I need […]

Free

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