Explore Starting A Business

Hours: 3.00

The **complimentary** *Explore Starting a Business* session provides a look inside at what it takes to launch a startup and small business. Whether you're looking to turn your side-hustle into a full-time gig, grow your small business, or scale a startup, this session will help you understand your next steps.

    Additional Information

  • Learn About
    * The entrepreneur/business owner mindset
    * Critical questions to consider when launching or growing a business
    * Entrepreneurship Trainings: The experience and the results
    * 12 essentials for ramping up your business
  • Benefits & Outcomes
    * Meet and interact with people who are like you. They have an idea and want to start a business or they operate a business and want to learn how to operate it better
    * Get a realistic perspective of how to get a solid start in business ownership
    * Learn from a successful inventor and entrepreneur
  • Details
    Thinking of starting a business? Need help growing your small business? This FREE session will provide you with insight, resources and tips to help you act and take the next step. You will learn about the E-seed Express Entrepreneur Training Series and meet others like you, who want to do their own thing. Hundreds of people a year join us for this informative session, you should too!
  • Training Outline
    * Welcome
    * Whos here? (introductions)
    * What is the FVTC Venture Center and E-seed Express?
    * Insight, tips and resources to help you connect, launch and grow
    * Next steps
  • Requirements
    **Hardware Requirements:**
    * This session can be taken on either a PC or Mac
    **Software Requirements:**
    * PC: Windows XP or later
    * Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later
    * Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome is preferred
    * Adobe Flash Player. [Click here](https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/) to download the Flash Player
    * Adobe Acrobat Reader. [Click here](https://get.adobe.com/reader/) to download the Acrobat Reader
    * Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins
    * Email capabilities and access to a personal email account
  • Instructional material requirements
    The instructional materials required for this session are included with registration/enrollment.
  • Tips for Success
    You should have basic keyboarding and computer skills, be comfortable navigating the Internet and have email capabilities. This FREE session is intended for anyone interested in learning about how to launch a solo, micro or small business and for established small business owners who want to build their network and grow their small business.
  • Instructors
    The Explore Starting a Business instructors/facilitators are successful, experienced, small business owners who are operating their businesses and are adjunct faculty with the Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center. They are passionate about helping you learn what you need to in order to take the next step and are committed to helping you get connected and act. They are skilled business operators with impressive networks and will empower you to succeed with your business.
  • FAQs
    **Can I register for Explore Starting a Business session if I am an international student?**
    Yes, Explore Starting a Business is delivered virtually, so anyone, anywhere, can join us.
    **Does this session prepare for a certification?**
    **When can I start the session?**
    You can register for the Explore Starting a Business session that works best for you. [Click here](https://foxvalleytechnicalcollege.formstack.com/forms/explorestartingbusiness) for current dates.
    **How long does it take to complete this session?**
    This FREE session is scheduled for three (3) hours.
    **What kind of support will I receive?**
    You will meet and interact with a successful entrepreneur and FVTC adjunct Faculty who leads these sessions. You will meet other individuals like yourself and be introduced to many other resources that exist to assist you to launch and grow a small business.
    **How can I get more information about this session?**
    If you have questions that are not answered on our website, you can also call us at 920-735-5709 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the [Contact Us](https://www.fvtc.edu/Training-Services/Business-Industry-Services/BISContact) form.
  • Reviews
    *I thought the presentation was logical, practical and well presented.*
    - Seminar Participant, 2018
    *Absolutely wonderful. The passion of the instructor was evident and the information was complete and well thought out. Clear, Concise, Excellent.*
    - Seminar Participant, 2018
    *Amazing instructor, so passionate and excited about what she does! Her energy and excitement infects the whole room! Incredibly knowledgeable about the field!! I learned so much! Thank you!*
    - Seminar Participant, 2018
    *I appreciate the opportunity to begin thinking about the logistics behind starting a small business. I feel stronger about my idea.*
    - Seminar Participant, 2019
    *I attended class last night and I cannot thank you enough for your enthusiasm and for taking the time to offer such a valuable resource to our community. I couldn't fall asleep last night, as I feel I have a much better understanding about how to go about doing what I know is my life's work. Understanding the resources that are available to me gives me the confidence to make my vision a reality. I am excited to contribute my talent to strengthen our community.*
    - Seminar Participant, 2019
Business & Industry Services (BIS)
5 N. Systems Drive
Appleton, WI 54914-1655

P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771