Business plan education grants available through SBDC

Green Bay – The Entrepreneurial Training Program offered by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Small Business Development Center is accepting applications for its upcoming courses in Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay.

The Entrepreneurial Training Program is a comprehensive series of classes and individual coaching designed to help entrepreneurs refine their business concept and attract financing. The goal is to complete a business plan that new or existing businesses can use to improve business management, apply for financing, or develop new strategic initiatives.

Grant funding for the 10-week program is available to those who participate in the program and submit a business plan. Grant requirements include submitting an acceptable business plan within three months of completing course.

The Wisconsin Department of Commerce will provide 75 percent tuition reimbursement through the Small Business Development Center to qualified candidates prior to starting program coursework.

Grant applications can be completed online at and clicking on the Entrepreneurial Training Program link. Grant applications can also be requested through the Small Business Development Center.

In Green Bay, the class will meet from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday evenings beginning Oct. 7. The Sturgeon Bay class will meet at the NWTC Campus from 6-9 p.m. on Monday evenings starting Feb. 1, 2010. It is co-sponsored with the Door County Economic Development Corporation.

For complete details on this and other business programs, please call the SBDC at (920) 496-2117 or visit

The UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center is part of a statewide network that serves as a resource to businesses and entrepreneurs. The mission of the UW-Green Bay SBDC is to champion entrepreneurial growth in Northeastern Wisconsin. For more information visit