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Business and Entrepreneurial Training

Build Your Business

Got that entrepreneurial spirit or looking to develop your current business? You'll find the training and resources you need at Nicolet College to start and run a successful business. Get ready to turn your dreams into reality.

Pathways to Entrepreneurship

Have you dreamed of owning and operating your own business but don’t know where to start? Find out what it takes to turn your dreams into reality with this two-week introductory workshop, filled with practical information and resources for launching a successful small business. You’ll learn whether business ownership is right for you, determine the feasibility of your business idea, and connect with experienced business owners and mentors who can help you along your path.

The Entrepreneurial Venture

Designed for existing business owners, this program will assist you in applying practical, real-world management and planning tools to develop a business plan, an essential guide for starting and running a business. Your business plan will enable financing, promote growth, and become a roadmap for business success. Throughout the 13-week program, you will:

  • Identify and analyze your industry, competition, market, and financial opportunity
  • Discuss legal issues facing business owners
  • Investigate insurance and government regulations
  • Research bookkeeping and accounting systems
  • Develop a business plan to guide your new business
  • Learn about financing options
  • Gain insight from expert guest speakers

Contact us for more information about upcoming classes in your area.

Affordable Online Classes (non-credit)

Starting Your Own Business

Related Links - The Official Business Link to the U.S. Government

Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation

Northwoods Women in Business - National Small Business Information Clearinghouse

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

University of Wisconsin-Stout Discovery Center

SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business

U.S. Small Business Administration

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)