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.

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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:

Nicolet Entrepreneurial Training (NET)

Exploring Entrepreneurship – 2 Hour Workshops

Do you have an idea for a new business but don’t know how to turn that idea into reality? Have you already started a business and want to improve your chance of success? No matter what type of business you’re considering or where you are in the process, this information-packed workshop will help you find answers to your questions and get connected to the people and resources to help you succeed. You’ll leave this workshop with an individualized action plan to assess the feasibility of your business idea and determine your entrepreneurial readiness.

Business Blueprint Course – 7 Weekly Sessions

This practical, fast-paced course will cover all aspects of business planning and give you the tools and framework for creating a solid business plan, an essential guide and blueprint for success. Over seven weeks, you’ll hear from experts in the fields of banking and financing, business law, insurance, accounting, marketing, and more. Designed for both new and existing business owners, this course offers access to industry and market research tools, individualized support and guidance, and resources to help transform your dreams and ideas into reality.

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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.