Entrepreneurial Training Program Fall 2019

Left to right: Bill Alms, Karen Schaffhausen, Cheryl Nelson, Matt Kresel, James Esch, Taren Weyer, Karl Anderson, April Wilson, Krissy Swearingen, Leslie Harmel, and Mike Webb all recently completed the Entrepreneurial Training Program at UWRF.

Business owners complete SBDC Entrepreneurial Training Program

November 15, 2019 - On Sunday, 10 local business owners graduated from the 10-week Entrepreneurial Training Program offered by the Small Business Development Center at UW-River Falls.

Businesses represented included videography, commercial cleaning, grass fed beef, retail, fitness, wellness consulting and vacation cabin rental. Business stages were pre-venture through established, all looking for a new business model. 

“There was so much value in taking this class - the information, tools, advice and being in the same room as other likeminded people,” said one graduate. “It cannot be replicated on your own, and I don’t know of any other programs like this.”

The Entrepreneurial Training Program is offered every fall and spring. At the end of the 10 weeks, students have a fully executable business plan and three years of financial projections. Program cost is $250. The next cohort begins March 10, 2020.

For more information, email Program Director Katherine Fossler at


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