Looking to start a business in Ozaukee County or want help expanding your business? OED provides a variety of training and educational opportunities to help you.
SBDC Counseling and ClassesUniversity of Wisconsin - Extension: Small Business Development Center Located in Downtown Milwaukee at 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, the UW-Extension Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers free one-on-one counseling to business clients that are thinking about starting a business, those that are well along in their plans and those who are up and running and need a refresher course. The SBDC draws upon a large group of business professionals who specialize in marketing and sales, business planning, buying and selling a business, financial management, product development, accounting and bookkeeping, customer service and inventory control. Individual counseling is available by appointment only. Click here for individual counseling information. Counseling is offered both in Ozaukee County and in Milwaukee at the SBDC offices. Classes in entrepreneurial training and business basics are available for a fee. For more information call 414-227-3200 or tap the button below.
Ozaukee County First Steps WorkshopThe First Steps Workshop is designed for people that are thinking about starting a business, but do not know where to begin. This fast-paced three-hour session assesses entrepreneurs’ readiness to open a business and reveals the critical resources available to achieve business success. Everyone leaves with a wealth of take-home information.
MATC Workforce TrainingMATC's Workforce Solutions provides comprehensive services to meet workforce needs that include:
- Contract Training
- Customized Instruction
- Professional Development Workshops/Seminars
- Dual Credit High School Courses
- Small Business/Entrepreneurship Services
- Fabrication Laboratories (FAB Labs).
MissionMATC's Workforce Solutions offers exceptional training and instruction through Technical Assistance Services, Customized Training, Workshops and Seminars to advance the skill set of the regional workforce.
VisionMATC's Workforce Solutions is committed to and focused on the economic development of the region and achieving a diverse and well trained workforce.
Fast Forward GrantsThe State of Wisconsin's Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) grant program is a nationally recognized, innovative talent development solution driven by Wisconsin businesses to train and retain highly skilled workers. Over $20 million in WFF grant contracts has been issued to date, supporting more than 200 worker training projects and benefitting hundreds of employers and thousands of workers across Wisconsin. Grant funds support short-term and medium-term employer-led worker training projects that:
- Encourage increased collaboration between Wisconsin businesses and workforce training partners
- Fill current and ongoing skill requirements of Wisconsin employers
- Place workers in long-term positions with opportunities for professional growth and economic advancement.