University of Wisconsin–Madison

Classes & Training

SBDC Fall Catalog

First Steps to starting a Business  is a FREE, interactive program available online any time. Great course to take to navigate where your at in starting a business

Fall 2021 & Spring 2022 Classes

November 2021

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Small Business Websites  (W) 11/2/2021

Outreach For Introverts (LV) 11/2/2021

Hiring to Retain (LV) 11/3/2021

Building Financial Confidence in Your Business: Financial Management  (IP) 11/3 – 12/1/2021

Hire Badgers: Student Employment Opportunities for Small Business (W)  11/8/2021

Leading with Emotional Intelligence  (LV) 11/11/2021

WordPress vs WIX  (W) 11/19/2021

Fearless Performance Management   (LV) 11/30, 12/1 & 2, 2021

Project Management Essentials (LV) 11/30, 12/7 & 12/14, 2021

December 2021

Digital Marketing and Social Media Conference (IP) 12/8/2021

February 2022

SHRM Certification Preparation for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP (LV, designed for HR professionals) 2/15/2022 – 4/27/2022 (skip March 29 & 30 for spring break)

April 2022

Hire Badgers: Student Staffing Opportunities for Small Business (W) 4/18/2022

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the UW-Madison SBDC office at sbdc@bus.wisc.edu to request accommodations or to ask general questions about the SBDC, classes and consulting.

For the Fall 2021 semester, we will be offering our courses in a variety of formats, including:
  • Webinars (noted with a W) – these shorter, virtual sessions typically provide a broad overview of a topic, or more detailed information on a more narrow topic. Webinars generally include opportunities for Q&A but do not include a lot of additional audience interaction due to their shorter timeframes.
  • Live Virtual (noted with an LV) – these longer sessions – ranging from 1.5 hours to multiple days – include a live instructor and almost always include opportunities for the participants to engage with each other and/or the course content.
  • In-Person (noted with an IP) – these courses are located at the Wisconsin School of Business – on UW-Madison’s campus in Grainger Hall – unless otherwise noted.*

This variety of session types will be able to provide you with different opportunities to engage with the content, your peers, and expert instructors.

*Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will keep registrants updated on the modality of the course. Based on current masking requirements and UW-Madison/Madison and Dane County Public Health recommendations, participants may be required to wear masks to in-person courses, or the courses may be moved to an online format.  

“The flawless use of breakout rooms and the well designed user workbook provided great value.”

∼Ed Egan, Owner, Double E Workplace Solutions LLC

[Building Resilience in Stressful Times], information and strategies were presented in a way that has made it easy to employ them in my everyday life right away. Aisha’s candor, knowledge, and delivery created an environment in which participants really participated. The balance between information, explanation, and conversation (break out sessions) was nearly perfect.”

∼Kate Clapper,  Owner, Flying Rabbit Press

Prior SBDC Classes

October 2021

Launch into Leadership  (LV) *this class has been rescheduled to 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 2021

Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation  (LV) 10/15/2021

Human Resources (HR) Basics for Non-HR Professionals  (LV) 10/18 & 19/2021

Entrepreneurial Training Program (LV) 10/21 – 12/3/2021

LinkedIn MVP (W) 10/26/2021

Navigating Difficult Conversations (LV) 10/26, 27 & 28 2021

September 2021

SHRM Certification Preparation for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP (LV, designed for HR professionals) 9/21 -12/1/2021

The Freelance Economy: How to Make Money at Home (W) 9/24/2021

August 2021

FORWARD FEST EVENT – BookMarkIT: Free Tools & Tips from Your Local Libraries  8/12/2021

July 2021

*NEW*WordPress vs WIX – 7/8/2021

*NEW* Enhancing Teamwork Together or Apart – 7/13-7/15

BizSmart Sprint – 7/15 – 8/19

Leading with Emotional Intelligence – 7/20

*NEW*Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Small Business Websites – 7/21

Communication Delegation Skills – 7/26 – 7/28

June 2021

Fearless Performance Management – 6/21 – 6/23

*NEW* Building a Better Web Presence: Business websites 101 -6/29

May 2021

 Financial Management Sprint – 5/5 – 5/20

 Staying on Track: Time & Self Management – 5/10 – 5/12

Buy, Build or Sell -Deciding next steps for your Business – 5/18

April 2021

Building Resilience in Stressful Times –    4/5 – 4/7

Digital Marketing & Social Media Conference – 4/12

Understanding and Growing your Investment: Building Value in your Business – 4/20 – 4/21

Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict and Negotiation – 4/21

When Every Day Feels Like Monday: Motivating Yourself & Others in Uncertain Times – 4/27, 4/28, 4/29

March 2021

Human Resources (HR) Basics for Non-HR Professionals  –  3/2 & 3/3

Hire Badgers: Bringing Two-Way Value to a Student Work Experience –   3/4

February 2021

The Freelance Economy: How to Make Money at Home   2/9

BizSmart Sprint – 2/9

SHRM Learning System  2/16

Launch into Leadership   2/22 – 2/24

January 2021

Online Retail Marketing for Small Businesses  1/27/2021

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the UW-Madison SBDC office at sbdc@bus.wisc.edu to request accommodations or to ask general questions about the SBDC, classes and consulting.