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Small business and entrepreneurs are the backbone of a growing economy and critically important to the Fox Valley region. Fox Valley Technical College and the Venture Center are committed to servicing the needs of small and emerging businesses with affordable training and technical assistance. FVTC works in partnership with other organizations and small businesses to ensure services address the critical needs of start-ups and small employers.
Have you ever wondered if your business idea is feasible or your plans for expanding into new markets are viable? Work with business advisors from the [FVTC Venture Center](www.fvtc.edu/training-services/business-industry-services/venture-center) or attend one of our complementary "explore" sessions to learn what type of assistance and support is available. Services are tailored to business startups and existing ventures exploring new business models.
*E-seed™* and *E-seed Express™* provide practical tools to prepare a business plan that can be applied immediately to your startup or existing business. Gain awareness and expand your entrepreneurial and small business skills with these hands-on and interactive series. *E-seed* is offered in a 10-week format, while *E-seed Express™* is offered in an accelerated 8-week approach. Additional business planning and consultation services are also available for small groups or through personal assistance.
Learn how to research, startup and promote your business in a niche market. The [FVTC Venture Center](http://www.fvtc.edu/training-services/business-industry-services/venture-center) has developed several specialized services for entrepreneurs that have identified a gap in the markets or want to put a local twist on a national business trend. Explore further to learn about the customized training and seminar series available turn your passion into a business.
The [Venture Center](http://www.fvtc.edu/training-services/business-industry-services/venture-center) and its many business partners meets your needs by providing a practical, hands-on, common sense approach to your small business - *whether just starting out or ready to grow*. We offer one-on-one small business services in common areas of interest and have a resource network of partners to address specialized needs. Request a consultation and start planning how you will take your enterprise to the next level.
Success in today's business environment requires innovation and speed to market. Entrepreneurs in all sectors are combining their business savvy with creativity to swiftly and successfully enter and compete in the marketplace. The Venture Center's team of entrepreneurs turned intrapreneurs are committed to creating a customized approach to improve your company's intraprenuerial spirit and business results. Contact the Venture Center today to learn more about intrapreneurship training options and approaches.
The demand for entrepreneurship education has never been greater. Join entrepreneurship educators and the FVTC [Venture Center](http://www.fvtc.edu/training-services/business-industry-services/venture-center) for a two-day *E-seed Co-Creation* event. Learn how a combination of in-person sessions, workbooks, web resources and program support services can provide the basis for launching entrepreneur education in your community. Make the proven e-seed startup experience part of your regional economic development strategy. Complimentary sessions are scheduled with the FVTC Venture Center throughout the year.
Most small business owners launch and build their business around their technical expertise. That's a start, but does it position you for long-term success and sustainability? This unique, innovative training experience uses business modeling to look at your organization and its potential from a different perspective. Leave the interactive workshop with a renewed vision of what is, what can be, and a roadmap how to create tomorrow's successful enterprise.
You've heard it before - *use the right tool for the right job*. But you don't need to own all the tools in your business toolbox and that's where FVTC small business and entrepreneurship training can help. Our resource team can connect you with business planning assistance and experts who can provide training, technical assistance and consultation for your developing enterprise. Topics include feasibility analysis, marketing, social media, small business software applications, sales, small business finance and more.
Fox Valley Technical College offers a broad range of marketing and social media topics for the entrepreneur, small business owner or marketing professional. Some topics include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and blogging. Additional topics can be customized for your business or can be offered as scheduled seminars as demand warrants.
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P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277