University of Wisconsin–Madison

Upcoming Classes

Until further notice all of our classes will be held online in a live, virtual format to support the health and safety of our participants and instructors. We will also be presenting webinars from area experts.

This means that you can access courses from anywhere with a reliable internet connection, and you still have the ability to ask questions of expert instructors and connect with your peers.

Learning something new may feel overwhelming right now, but being able to have new information and actionable steps can help you re-commit to your work.

After participating in one of our September online leadership courses, Sarah shared how the class helped.


“I had some clear takeaways that I am applying to my week-to-week time, and also to my communication with my team and our team meetings. I also felt very energized coming out of this class.”

~Sarah Best
CEO, Sarah Best Strategy


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

Ed Egan, Owner of Double E Workplace Solutions LLC


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


January  2021

*NEW* Online Retail Marketing for Small Businesses – 1/27/2021 (New Webinar)


*NEW* The Freelance Economy: How to Make Money at Home  – 2/9/2021 (New Webinar)

BizSmart Sprint – 2/11 – 3/18/2021

SHRM Learning System Certification Course – 2/16 -4/28/2021

Learning to Lead Series – 2/22 -4/22/2021

Launch into Leadership – 2/22 -2/25/2021


HR Basics for non HR Professionals – 3/2 & 3/3/2021

*NEW*Hire Badgers: Bring Two Way Value to a Student Work Experience – 3/4/2021

*NEW* Connecting the Dots to Align your Business Strategy – 3/5/2021

*NEW*Cultivate Your Teams’ Productivity in the Time of COVID Series – 3/8 – 4/29/2021

*NEW* Managing Remote Teams – 3/8-3/10/2021

Communication & Delegation Skills – 3/15-3/17/2021

Understanding Your Investment: Building Value in Your Business – 3/23 & 3/24/2021


*NEW* Building Resilience in Stressful Times – 4/5 – 4/7/2021

Digital Marketing and Social Media Conference – 4/12/2021

*NEW* Buy, Build or Sell -Deciding next steps for your Business – 4/21/2021

Positive Power Play: Skills for Conflict Negotiations – 4/22 2021

*NEW* When Every Day feels like a Monday: Motivating yourself and others in Uncertain Times – 4/27 – 4/29/2021


*NEW* Staying on Track: Time & Self Management – 5/10 – 5/12/2021


Fearless Performance Management – 6/21 – 6/23/2021

*NEW* Building a Better Web Presence: Business websites 101 -6/29/2021


*NEW*WordPress vs WIX – 7/8/2021

*NEW* Enhancing Teamwork Together or Apart – 7/13-7/15/2021

Leading with Emotional Intelligence – 7/20/2021
*NEW*Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Small Business Websites – July 21, 2021

Communication Delegation Skills – 7/26 – 7/28/2021



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