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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.
Bring entrepreneurship training to your community. This train-the-trainer model will teach you how to instruct an e-seed entrepreneurial training session.
Focuses on developing a business plan that provides a roadmap to launching or growing a small business. In just 8 weeks, develop a business plan through completion of weekly worksheets and exercises while receiving expert advice in legal, management, accounting, financing and marketing issues.
E-seed™ provides practical tools to prepare a business plan that can be applied immediately to your start-up or existing business. Gain awareness and expand your entrepreneurial and small business skills with these hands-on and interactive series.
Learn to design a business model that empowers your product, service and/or technology. Hear from small business owners who have experienced real results using business model design tools, techniques and resources.
Explores key factors in starting a business. Examines how to begin to determine if you have a feasible idea and learn about potential funding sources and additional entrepreneurship training opportunities.
Solidify your value proposition and align products/services with meeting customer’s needs, wants or jobs to be done. Identify current and potential customer segments, and learn to identify customers based on the 80/20 Principle to your marketing resources while driving sales and profits. Explore and develop your marketing channels and create customer service strategies.
Provides customized training to existing small business owners. Look at your business with a different perspective and identify and create the systems your business needs to thrive. Pro-Seed provides the tools, technology and insight so you can transform the way you do business.
Originality matters. Stop looking to others, including your competition, to define your company’s business model. Design a business model that addresses pain and works for your customers. Transform your business/organization and go from asking “Are we making money?” to confidently knowing “This is how we make money!”
Provides entrepreneurs who have started or are thinking about starting a food-related venture that is not tied to large-scale, commodity-style production or sales. The materials are specifically designed for individuals who are pursuing innovative ideas and enhanced marketing opportunities within the local food eco-system.
Tour the FVTC Fab Lab to grasp a better understanding of advanced technology and how it's impacting our world.
Explore the Fab Lab and learn about lab safety, operating procedures, material specifics and tools along with equipment demonstrations. Become certified to operate Fab Lab equipment and discover the 3D printer, laser engraver, ShopBot® and vinyl cutter. Then register for our open lab and come make something!
Learn what it takes to be in compliance with the common General Industry OSHA Regulations. Receive an OSHA 10-hour card upon completion.
The OSHA Recordkeeping Rule has been updated and includes new requirements effective January 1, 2015. Understand the new rules and be sure your organization is in compliance.
Learn QuickBooks fundamentals to record and track business transactions.
Explore how to customize forms, create and modify reports, and track and pay sales tax. Learn how to use QuickBooks to write letters and synchronize QuickBooks with other contact management software.
Be introduced to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other new media, as used by professional communicators. This online seminar will stress how to integrate social media for business purposes and apply quality marketing/public relations strategies.
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Fox Valley Technical College
5 Systems Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277