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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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.


November 6th 2018

Tuesday - Racine First Steps


February 5th 2019

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! 


This session: Tips on Accounting.
Knowing your numbers as a business owner is a MUST- Come and see Lenay Johnson, owner of Better Bookkeeping, at our next Tips at the O! 

- Take charge of your business financial life.
- You will hear about different legal entities and whether you should be a sole proprietorship an LLC or a Corporation.
- Find out about different accounting programs and how they make your life easier and more accurate. 
- What to do if you really hate the financial side of the business. 

The O will be offering all registrants 10% off their monthly seating membership just for attending!


September 27th 2018

Thursday- Tips on Accounting


 Social Media and Branding Toolkit

The Small Business Development Center located at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is very excited to once again offer our Social Media and Branding Toolkit workshop for small business owners. Join us on Monday, October 15th from 6-8pm to discuss your small business’s brand values and how to communicate those values to customers through social media. If you don’t have any existing branding (logos, websites, social media, etc.) you’ll get a crash course in what platforms would be right for your business, and tips on running those platforms effectively.

Cost: $25.00/attendee


October 15th, 2018

 Monday- Social Media and Branding Toolkit



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.