May 3-6, 2022 - VIRTUAL
May 6, 2022 - IN-PERSON 
Special thanks to our keystone sponsor,

Hosted by: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation 
Partnering With:
U.S. Small Business Administration 
U.S. Department of Transportation - SBTRC
WI Department of Transportation
Wisconsin Procurement Institute 
WI Small Business Development Center 
Ethnic Diverse Business Coalition
SCORE Association

When registering for the virtual portion of Small Business Academy, you have the option to also identify the regional event you plan to attend on Friday, May 6. 

MAY 3-6, 2022

The 9th Annual Lieutenant Governor’s Small Business Academy is a four-day virtual conference taking place in the mornings from May 3 to 6.

On May 6, you will have the opportunity to join in-person events across the state hosted by partner organizations.
The conference is focused on providing the state’s entrepreneurs and start-up businesses an opportunity to learn from and connect with business leaders, technical and financial resource providers and identify the tools needed to start and grow their business.

FREE four-day small business academy for:

Existing small businesses
Individuals thinking of starting a business
Entrepreneurs looking for funding and resources 

Virtual Session Topics

  • Show Me the Money: Locating Alternative Sources of Funding
  • 6 Ways to Work with a Mentor
  • E-Marketing: How to Get Started with Digital Marketing
  • Cybersecurity for Small Business
  • Small Business Certifications
  • Developing Financial Projections
  • Financing Your Business: Getting to Yes
  • Structuring Your Business: Things You Should Know

In addition to offering session on SBA’s Resilient and Persistent: Wisconsin SBA's 2022 National Small Business Week Winners Panel, the regional in-person events on May 6 will provide roundtables where you can meet individuals who will offer expertise in a variety of subjects.

In-Person Roundtable Topics
  • Get Ready, Get Funded
  • Know Your Customers: Defining Your Value Proposition
  • E-Marketing and Web Presence
  • Risk Mitigation & Cybersecurity
  • Financial Planning for Your Business
  • Selling to the Government: Getting and Growing Government Sales
  • Your Strategic Plan: Planning for Success
  • Getting Started with Social Media

For detailed agenda and session descriptions, click here