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First Steps to Starting a Business Workshop

First Steps to Starting a Business hosted by Small Business Development Center at UW-Stevens Point and Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Join us for one of our upcoming classes. Taught by experienced business owners, the class covers the following topics:

-Coming up with your business idea
-Prescreening your idea
-Market research
-Business feasibility
-Business model canvas
-Business plan creation

Participants will receive a variety of materials to help start their business in addition to being introduced to several resources that can help them along the way.

Must pre-register to attend. Again, the workshop is free and offers a wealth of information.

To register, please visit the website and click “Register Online Now”.

Small Business Development Center at UW-Stevens Point

Nonprofit Organization
At the SBDC at UW-Stevens Point, we treat all businesses, no matter how large or small, as though they are our own. Through our passion, experience, and dedication, we hope to assist all business owners in the areas they need it most.

TIPS Network

Kick off meeting for the new TIPS Network – Tips – Information – People – Sharing

  • Purpose of the network is to share information about businesses, ie: openings, closings, expansions, changes in management, relocations, logo changes, commercial property for sale, etc.
  • You determine what to share and you determine how you can use the information that is shared by others…a lead for your business.
  • The network will meet once a month from 8a to 9a. On the third Thursday of the month at the Chamber conference room.
  • Format will be a roundtable discussion with each person sharing one thing and moving onto the next. And repeat as needed.
  • Membership: one per business or professional category. If there is duplication of a represented profession by a potential new member, there must be consensus between both parties.
  • The Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce VP of Sales will attend to share information too.Cost to participate is $25 a year.Attend a meeting to see how it can work for you!
    Call WACC, 715-258-7343
    or email Terri at