The Door County Economic Development Corporation is hosting an eight-week Entrepreneurial Training Program facilitated by business experts from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Small Business Development Center.

The program is scheduled for Tuesday evenings, starting Feb. 7. Each of the eight classes is three hours long, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the DCEDC Business Center, 185 E. Walnut St. in Sturgeon Bay.

Whether a business is growing or brand new, writing a business plan is critical to building a profitable venture, especially to attract financing from lenders or investors. In this program led by UWGB SBDC Center Director Tara Carr, participants will learn to identify customers, determine their needs and analyze that information into a feasible plan for starting or growing a business.

“DCEDC is pleased to partner with the UW-Green Bay SBDC for this vital program that has helped so many entrepreneurs and small businesses flourish in Door County over the years,” said DCEDC Executive Director Michelle Lawrie. “Door County is an attractive location for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and DCEDC enjoys being a partner to their success.”

Each participant will pay $100 upon registration for the course. A $150 scholarship, provided by Door County locations of Associated Bank, Bank of Luxemburg and Nicolet Bank, is available to 20 participants who enroll, attend and complete the course. Also included in this course is a $750 grant provided by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation with the completion of a workbook or business plan. Participants must register online as well as apply for the WEDC grant to be fully registered for this course. As a result, participants receive $1,000 of business training for only $100.

To register for the program, visit https://wisconsinsbdc.org/services/events/ and scroll down to Entrepreneurial Training Program – Spring 2023 – Door County. For more information, contact DCEDC Executive Director Michelle Lawrie at [email protected] or (920) 743-3113, Ext. 101.