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Lieutenant Governor's 2024 Small Business Academy

The 2024 Small Business Academy is a pivotal event for entrepreneurs and business owners, featuring workshops, expert insights, and networking opportunities.

2024 Small Business Academy Highlights

  •  Participate in a range of workshops covering crucial business topics like financing, legal issues, and market identification, all designed to support small business growth.
  •  Enjoy the flexibility of attending in-person sessions in cities like Appleton, Beloit, and Rhinelander on April 30, or join virtually from May 1-3, all at no cost.
  •  Benefit from expert insights, networking opportunities, and a wealth of resources aimed at empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners at every stage.
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Welcome to the 2024 Small Business Academy

Mark your calendars for a transformative experience from April 30 to May 3, 2024. If you're a budding entrepreneur, a current small business owner, or simply toying with the idea of launching your venture, the 2024 Small Business Academy is the event you can't afford to miss. With the backing of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and in collaboration with esteemed partners such as the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center, this event promises invaluable insights and resources.

Event Highlights You Can Look Forward To

This year, they're rolling out a comprehensive slate of workshops covering pivotal aspects of business operations and growth:

  • Financing Options: Navigate the complexities of funding your business dream.
  • Legal Concerns & Regulatory Issues: Stay ahead of potential legal pitfalls.
  • Information Technology: Leverage technology to streamline your operations.
  • Small Business Certifications: Understand the benefits and process of getting certified.
  • Market Identification & Sales Opportunities: Pinpoint and capitalize on market opportunities.
  • Real-world Advice: Hear firsthand from business owners who've successfully navigated the start-up landscape.
Not only does the 2024 Small Business Academy offer a curriculum designed to address the most pressing needs of small businesses today, but it also provides flexible scheduling. Choose between in-person sessions in cities such as Appleton, Beloit, and Rhinelander on April 30, or tune in to our virtual sessions from May 1-3.

Why Attend?

  • No Cost: That's right – participating in the Academy is absolutely free.
  • Flexibility: Tailor your participation to fit your schedule and needs.
  • Expertise: Gain insights from leading experts and successful entrepreneurs.
  • Networking: Connect with fellow business owners and potential partners.
  • Support: Discover the wealth of resources available to small businesses.
Ready to Take the Next Step?

While they're still fine-tuning the details for this year's event, we encourage you to set aside the dates on your calendar. Registration information will be shared in the coming weeks, but don't wait to start preparing. Take a look at last year's Small Business Academy recordings for a preview of the kind of engaging and informative content you can expect.

Let's Grow Together

At the 2024 Small Business Academy, the goal is not just to educate but to empower. We're here to support your journey from conceptualization to realization. You will be offered the tools and knowledge necessary to grow your business successfully. Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, this event is for you. 

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to fuel your business growth and connect with a network of support tailored to your needs. Details for registration will be announced soon – stay tuned, and get ready to transform your business with us at the 2024 Small Business Academy.

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