Business Planning Course to Begin Monday, January 26

Door County, WI –  The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are proud to once again sponsor an entrepreneurial training program in Door County. Beginning Monday, January 26th at NWTC-Sturgeon Bay, the eight-week business planning course takes students through a step-by-step approach to researching and writing a professional business plan.

Building a business to withstand the test of time requires a unique set of tools. That’s where the Door County Entrepreneurial Training Program course makes a difference, by providing the opportunity to:

  • Explore entrepreneurship;
  • Identify and meet market needs;
  • Objectively evaluate your concept and plans for moving forward;
  • Develop a working knowledge of business fundamentals such as marketing, product/service development, management, and financials;
  • Begin building an infrastructure for your business operations and processes;
  • Explore the risk and success factors in the marketplace;
  • Understand how to access the human, financial, and business resources;
  • Network with entrepreneurs and professionals;
  • Respond to changes that can impact your business; and
  • Build an actionable business plan.

Every Monday evening, January 26 through March 23, course participants will gain the knowledge and skills to create a plan for the ultimate success of their business. The course is open to those who are considering starting their own business, existing small businesses struggling to get a handle on all the details or successful businesses looking to grow.

The cost for the Door County  Entrepreneurial Training Program course is only $250, including books and materials. The course usually costs $1000, however the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is offering an Entrepreneurial Training Grant to qualified applicants that covers 75% of the tuition.

For registration forms and additional information, visit:

Registration is due by Friday, January 16, 2015.

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