Matc Business Planning Series
The Madison College Business Planning workshop series is designed to provide hands-on information and planning tools for both novice and experienced entrepreneurs. This ongoing series will take participants from the exploratory stage of learning what entrepreneurship is, through the fundamental elements of putting together a business plan. Registered Madison College students are eligible to enter the Madison College Challenge business plan competition and compete for cash and in kind prizes, including a $5,000 grand prize.
The Business Planning Series is free to Madison College students and to the general public unless otherwise noted. Entrepreneurs from communities surrounding Madison, Wisconsin are encouraged to attend.
All events are 6 - 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Register for our entrepreneurship workshops below.
Business Organizations, Tax, and Legal Status
July 25, 2017 | Presented by Norma Kropp, Jodi Cooper and Kim Varsho | Madison College West Room 116
There are a number of factors to keep in mind before starting your own business. Of all the choices you make when starting a business, one of the most important is the type of legal structure you select for your company. This workshop is an introduction to the basic forms of business enterprises. Sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and LLCs will be examined and compared. Specific topics include forms of business organizations, structures of an enterprise, liability, and tax implications.
Social Entrepreneurship 101
August 23, 2017 | Truax Campus, Room D1630C
Do you have an interest in opening a for-profit or nonprofit organization aimed at addressing a social, cultural and/or environmental issue you care about? This highly interactive workshop will introduce you to the expanding and evolving field of social entrepreneurship. Explore the meaning of social entrepreneurship, examine businesses that are doing well and making a difference at the same time, and brainstorm potential social enterprise ideas of your own.
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Business Boot Camp, Skills for Launching a Startup
October 19, 2017, 6:30 - 9 p.m. and October 20, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. | UW Baraboo
Learn how to effectively launch a new business. Featured topics include: Exploring your idea business model canvas, understand legal entities, accounting best practices, financing your startup, branding and online presence. Learn more about the Business Boot Camp brought to you by the Innovations Champions Group which includes Madison College. The deadline to register is October 11, 2017. Registration incudes lunch and snacks for $40.