SBDC at UW-Green Bay presents series of no-cost business webinars

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will present three no-cost webinars during the third quarter of 2014, addressing relevant topics in a 30-minute timeframe ideal for busy professionals.

The first installment in the new webinar series, titled “How to Turn Your 5-Star Reputation into a Standalone Marketing Machine,” will feature Ken Ivey, also known as “the Web Czar.” Ivey, who has been helping people embrace online technology since 1987, will help participants learn to use their reputation to market their businesses — especially online. The webinar will be held at noon on Tuesday, July 15 and 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 17.

The August webinar, “How to Break through Public Speaking Blocks (and Get Out of Your Own Way),” will encourage participants to explore the inner work and communication techniques they need to empower their voice and infuse their passion to connect with an audience. Presented by Cher Gunderson, owner and founder of Master Your Accent, LLC, the session will be offered at noon Tuesday, Aug. 19 and 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21.

September’s webinar session, titled “How to Hire Right for Your Business,” will explore aspects of hiring including organizational culture, recruiting guidelines and competition from other companies. Rick Balzan, owner of the Balzan HR human resources consulting firm, will present the session at noon Tuesday, Sept. 16 and 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.

For more information or to register for the third-quarter webinars, visit and click “Webinars” on the left side of the page. You can also follow SBDC at UW-Green Bay, @uwgbsbdc, on Twitter.

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay is part of a statewide network of SBDCs working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies. Through no-cost consulting, low-cost entrepreneurial education, and strategic facilitation, SBDC experts serve as resources for small and emerging mid-size companies. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


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