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WEDC Lieutenant Governor’s Small Business Academy


May 1, 2024 - May 3, 2024

The Small Business Academy features workshops on what’s important to you and your small businesses, including financing options, legal concerns, regulatory issues, information technology, small business certifications, and identifying markets and sales opportunities, as well as practical advice from business owners who have successfully made it through the initial stages of starting and growing their companies.

If you are an existing small business, an individual thinking of starting a business, or an entrepreneur looking for funding and resources, take advantage of this virtual and in-person event.

Run in conjunction with National Small Business Week, the Small Business Academy provides a series of panels and speakers to help your businesses grow.


  • Starting and Growing a Winning Small Business: Panel with 2024 SBA Award Winners
  • Ways to Access Capital for Your Business: What Options Do You Have?
  • Government Certifications: How They Can Help Your Business Gain a Competitive Advantage


  • Future Planning: The Value of Financial Statements
  • Branding Basics for Small Business – Setting the Foundation to Build a Vibrant Brand and Thriving Business
  • Unleashing the Power of Digital Marketing
  • Marketing and Pursuing Opportunities in the Government Marketplace: What You Need to Know
  • I Am a Start-Up: Where Do I Start?
  • Growth Strategy: Key Steps for Business Growth and Expansion

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May 1, 2024
May 3, 2024
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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

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