Business Incubator - upon request
HAVE FUN learning and brainstorming about self-employment and small business in a creative practical and personal environment. Learn how to start or grow your own business or organization. Create results, now or in the future. In a casual, synergetic, tech-driven open lab hands-on atmosphere, learn about: evaluating a good business idea, guerrilla marketing on a shoe string, great customer service, measuring quality and customer satisfaction, using social media, financial record keeping, market research, web design, writing a business plan, business success stories, resources,etc. Maximize free technology to start a business. Understand how business works, including how to invest money wisely.
Secondary subjects include Web Design with Weebly, Digital Photography, Email Marketing with Constant Contact, Social Media Marketing with Facebook, Record Keeping with Quicken, Video Conferencing, YouTube, Research and Development, Graphic Design with MS Publisher, Google Analytics.
When: By appointment.
Who: Entrepreneurial minded folks. Anybody who has a business, non-profit organization, product or service idea who needs help.
Fee: Depends on services.
Where: Blue Rock Workshop Studio, 500 Hillside Dr, Washburn, WI
Optional Equipment: Bring a laptop as if you are able to, so you will be able to access WIFI internet during workshops. If you do not have one, that is OK.
Instructor: Guest instructors and Mark Anthony Nutt MFA, Instructor at Northland College, former faculty at Northwood Technical College, University of Wisconsin Small Business Development Specialist, Education Specialist for WI DPI and business owner for 3 decades plus.
Sources of curriculum:
What do kids know about being entrepreneurs? Turns out their curiosity about the world around them, natural creativity, willingness to take risks, and unbridled enthusiasm add up to the characteristics of our greatest entrepreneurs. But after we close down our neighborhood lemonade stand, outgrow our babysitting empire, and shut down our lawn mowing business, we often lose our entrepreneurial instincts. Programs supported by the Kauffman Foundation are designed to keep the entrepreneurial flame alive in boys and girls, whose inventiveness and drive can actually teach us something about being entrepreneurs.
Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Network
Wisconsin Youth Entrepreneurs Network and DPI form partnership http://www.uwex.edu/news/read/2011/1/Wisconsin_Youth_Entrepreneurs_Network_and_DPI_form_partnership
University of Wisconsin Small Business Development Centers http://sbdc.wisc.edu/specialprograms/yec/