Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Small businesses are vital to the Northwoods economy, accounting for a third of all jobs and more than 80% of businesses across the region. Nicolet offers a range of programs and services to support entrepreneurs and foster business growth.

Grow North meeting

Preparing for Entrepreneurial Success

Have you been thinking about starting your own business? Do you have an idea for a new business? Are you looking for support and guidance to turn your idea into reality?

Attend a free workshop to get answers to your questions and find out if entrepreneurship is right for you. You’ll complete a comprehensive self-assessment, receive advice and guidance from an experienced business coach, and identify your next steps.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6 – 8 pm
Vilas County Incubator
555 Enterprise Way
Eagle River, WI 54521

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
6 – 8 pm
Vilas County Incubator
555 Enterprise Way
Eagle River, WI 54521

Thursday, November 7, 2019
6 – 8 pm
Nicolet College
Fieldside Center Room 108
5364 College Drive
Rhinelander, WI 54501

RSVP to 715.365.4905 or

Please submit your entrepreneurial inquiry form prior to attending.

Small Business Resources


Small Business Essentials Classes

From social media marketing and QuickBooks™ classes to the latest cybersecurity strategies, we provide solutions to help you manage your business effectively.

Affordable Online Classes (non-credit)

Starting Your Own Business

Related Links

US Small Business Administration:

UW-Stevens Point Small Business Development Center:

UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center:

Vilas County Economic Development Corporation:

Oneida County Economic Development Corporation:

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Online Continuing Education

We partner with ed2go, a leading online training provider, to offer access to a wide variety of non-credit continuing education classes for professional or personal development. Learn from the comfort of your home or office at the times that are most convenient to you. All of these courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors, speakers, and consultants.

  • Sessions start monthly
  • Convenient six-week format
  • Interactive learning environment
  • Instructors lead each course
  • Award of completion with passing score
  • All classes are $79

Online learning is affordable, fun, convenient, and geared just for you.