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  • 1. U-W Superior Small Business Development Center Can Help You Grow Your Business in Bayfield www.uwsuper.edu/sbdc
  • 2. Mission & Partners
    • The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Superior SBDC is to champion entrepreneurship in Northwestern Wisconsin.
    • Our partners are 8 UW-Cooperative Extension offices and staff in the 8 county region. We are partially funded by the US Small Business Administration and The University of Wisconsin.
  • 3. Counseling
    • SBDC Center counselors holds hour-long one-to-one counseling visits at no charge with pre-venture, start-up and established businesses in 8 counties: Ashland, Bayfield , Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn.
  • 4. Counseling Appointments
    • Here are the steps normally taken:
    • 1. Call the SBDC Business Answerline
    • 1-800-940-7232
    • 2. Go to the Business Wizard http:ww2.wisconsin.gov/state/app/wizard
    • 3. Call UW-Superior SBDC at 1-800-410-8351 to schedule an appointment when ready
  • 5. Video Counseling
    • We offer one-to-one confidential video counseling sessions in 5 Counties
  • 6. Assist Innovation Clients through
    • Wisconsin Entrepreneur Network
    • Inventors and Entrepreneur Club
    • Lake Superior Angel Network
  • 7. First Steps to Starting Your Own Business
    • This two-hour class covers personal and financial considerations for entrepreneurship, guiding your business with a business plan, and resources to get the information you need.
    • Offered frequently in all 8 counties
  • 8. Entrepreneurial Training Program
    • This is the Center’s business plan writing course covered in 8 weeks plus follow-on counseling sessions. The program is taught 4 times a year in multiple locations through Interactive Television.
  • 9. Project Management Certificate Program
    • This is a distance learning certificate program in which participants identify a actual project and learn through up to 56 hours of practical learning activities with individualized coaching with the instructor. Participants can earn 5.6 CEU’s and are eligible to take the PM exam.
    • Start Anywhere, Anytime
  • 10. Covey 7 Habits for Small Business Managers
    • New in 2009, this is a two-day workshop is based on Franklin Covey’s successful book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
    • May 6 and 13 in Hayward
    • June 22 and 29 in Superior (apply for DSACF Scholarship now)
  • 11. Arts Enterprise Business Plan Writing Course – An Online Pilot Program for Artists
    • The pilot program, addressing multiple artistic disciplines, will launch this Fall . In 2010 the Superior SBDC received $20,000 grants from Wisconsin Arts Board and Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation to develop an online ETP course for creative arts businesses.
  • 12. Financial Management Basics
    • In this practical two day workshop, you will learn to understand key accounting financial statements and manage cash and capital for profit.
  • 13. Breakfast Program Series on Timely Topics
  • 14. WIN Lake Superior Chapter Business & Technology Conference
    • Superior SBDC has served on the WIN Lake Superior Chapter Advisory Board since its inception.
  • 15. Grants, Scholarships
    • Entrepreneurial Training Grant
    • Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation for Business Educational Scholarship
    • Early Planning Grant via Wisconsin Entrepreneur Network
  • 16. Helpful Resources:
    • For state regulations and more:
    • http://ww2.wisconsin.gov/state/wizard/app/LoadIntro
    • Wisconsin Business Answerline during business hours at 1-800-940-7232
    • Wisconsin Entrepreneur Network www.wenportal.org
    • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    • www.irs.gov
  • 17. More Helpful Resources:
    • Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Toolkit http://toolkit.wi.gov/
    • Wisconsin Small Business Administration Resource Guide http://www.smallbusiness3.com/pdf/english/wisconsin.pdf
  • 18. University of Wisconsin - Superior Small Business Development Center
    • website www.uwsuper.edu/sbdc
    • Julianne Raymond – Director
        • [email_address]
    • Mark Nutt – Outreach Specialist
    • [email_address]
    • 1-800-410-8351
  • 19. Handouts
    • DSACF grant application
    • Early Planning Grant info from WEN
    • ETP Business Plan Evaluation Criteria
    • SBDC FAQ’s
    • Online Tools and Resources
    • Various Program brochures, SEO + more
    • Upcoming Calendar of Events
    • Contact information sign up sheet
  • 20. Thanks!