UW-Parkside Workshops

Workshop Calendar

The SBDC at UW-Parkside provides multiple workshops and events throughout the year for business owners and entrepreneurs. Click on the workshop name to learn more or register online.

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Australia Export Opportunities Informational Session

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)MMAC’s World Trade Association and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh are happy to welcome Jenny O’Sullivan, Senior Consultant of WEDC’s trade office in Australia, to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin- Parkside to speak about export potential and opportunities with Wisconsin companies.

Australia is a highly developed, internationally competitive, advanced market economy. The world’s second-wealthiest nation in terms of wealth per adult, Australia has a high standard of living and excellent quality of life. It is the 13th largest global economy according to nominal GDP—on par with or larger than countries such as Mexico, Russia and Spain. In 2017, Australia celebrated its 26th consecutive year of economic growth, marking the longest stretch of growth in modern history. It is an open market with minimal restrictions on the import of goods and services, which has increased productivity, stimulated growth, and made the economy more flexible and dynamic. Because of all these factors, Australia should be a consideration in Wisconsin companies’ export growth strategies. There is no cost to attend this workshop, all you need to do is reserve your spot!

Ms. O’Sullivan will address: 

• Australia Regional Overview 

• Market Entry – Opportunities 

• Succeeding in the highly competitive Australian market 

• Using WEDC’s upcoming trade venture to build sales in Australia


August 2018

7 Tuesday- Australia Export Opportunities Informational Session



First Steps In Starting Your Own Business Workshops: 

Do you have what it takes to be an entreprneuer? "First Steps in Starting Your Own Business" is a quarterly workshop, held on the first Tuesday of the month and is open to the public.The class is a colaberative effort by Racine County Workforce Solutions and the Kenosha Area Business Alliance. The two-hour workshop focuses on questions entrepreneurs may face when taking the leap. Some topics include: business plan development, market feasibility, financial and lender resources. and Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources. Cost: $10.


August 2018

7 Tuesday- Kenosha First Steps

November 2018

6 Tuesday - Racine First Steps

February 2019

5 Tuesday - Kenosha First Steps


Tips At The O:

Backyard Dream Studios/The O Co-working Space and the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin Parkside introduce “Tips at the O”, a series for tips on all things business! Whether you’re just starting a business or growing your business… check out Tips at the O!








For more information please call (262) 595-3362 or visit www.parksidesbdc.com. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Parkside, 900 Wood Road Kenosha, WI 53144.