Small Business Center (Foundation Board)

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Introduction to the WCTC Small Business Center and our community-service mission.

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Small Business Center (Foundation Board)

  1. 1. WCTC Small Business Center Russ Roberts, Manager Beth Miokovich, Admin Assistant
  2. 2. WCTC Small Business Center <ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Foster statewide economic development growth by becoming the premier provider of entrepreneurial education, services and resources in southeastern Wisconsin </li></ul>
  3. 3. Educational Courses <ul><li>Credit Courses </li></ul><ul><li>* Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture (PEV) </li></ul><ul><li>* Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>* 15-Credit Certificate in Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>* Entrepreneurship Track in Business Mgt </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Associate Degree program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>* Transcripted Credit with 10 High Schools </li></ul>
  4. 4. Educational Courses <ul><li>Non-Credit Courses </li></ul><ul><li>* 25 Short, Affordable & Practical Courses </li></ul><ul><li>* Taught by Practicing Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>* General/Overview, Business Planning, Legal/Ins, Marketing/Sales & Specialty </li></ul><ul><li>* Small Business Certificate with Scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>* Equine Management Certificate </li></ul>
  5. 5. Overview of Services <ul><li>* One-on-One Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>* Fa ST art Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>* Business Plan Express </li></ul><ul><li>* Technical Assistance Program (TAP) </li></ul><ul><li>* Small Biz Connections Networking Group </li></ul>
  6. 6. Overview of Services <ul><li>* Micro Entrepreneur Expo </li></ul><ul><li>* The Entrepreneurs’ Network (EntreNet) </li></ul><ul><li>* Success Mentor Program </li></ul><ul><li>* Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network (WEN) </li></ul><ul><li>* BizStarts Milwaukee </li></ul>
  7. 7. New Initiatives <ul><li>* Lunchtime Entrepreneur Speaker Series </li></ul><ul><li>* Women’s Entrepreneur Conference </li></ul><ul><li>* Micro Entrepreneurs’ Association (MEA) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Economic Impact <ul><li>Annual Center Activity </li></ul><ul><li>* 1200+ Hours of Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>* 1500+ Students </li></ul><ul><li>* 300+ FaSTart Participants </li></ul><ul><li>* 25+ Technical Assistance Contracts </li></ul>
  9. 9. Recent E-Mail Survey 78 Responses <ul><li>* 51 Opened a Business (23 Still Planning) </li></ul><ul><li>* 41 of 51 (81%) in Waukesha County </li></ul><ul><li>* 28 of 51 (55%) Increased Revenue </li></ul><ul><li>* 71 of 78 (90%) Directly Credit Center </li></ul><ul><li>* Documented Impact (Comments Section) </li></ul>
  10. 10. WCTC Small Business Center <ul><li>Continuing Goals for 2008/09 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* Spread the Word about the Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Connect to Centers of Influence – Chambers, CPA’s, Lenders, Attorneys, Etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Create Advocates Everywhere…and Referrals! </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. WCTC Small Business Center <ul><li>For More Information </li></ul><ul><li>Russ Roberts, Manager </li></ul><ul><li>WCTC Small Business Center </li></ul><ul><li>800 Main Street </li></ul><ul><li>Pewaukee, WI 53072 </li></ul><ul><li>(262) 695-3468 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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