Wisconsin meet-up looks to build small business connections

May 19, 2018 by  

Running a small business can often be isolating as well as stressful. A Milwaukee-area event called the Small Business Connections Networking Group is looking to change that by connecting local small business owners.

The group was created by Waukesha County Technical College Small Business Center and is run out of its Richard T. Anderson Education Center in Pewaukee.

The monthly meetings provide both a chance for general business education, as well as networking. Attendees will have a chance to swap business cards and learn about other companies that could help theirs, as well as simply commiserate about the difficulty of getting a business going from the ground up. The upcoming June 6 meeting provides a structured format for such interactions, including a “go brief or go deep” event that works a bit like speed dating for entrepreneurs.

The WTCT Small Business Center is a sub-division of the college that aims to build the knowledge and skill of local small businesses. To this end, it offers part-time non-credit classes, as well as events like the Networking Group, the Women Entrepreneurs’ Speaker Series, and the ActionLearning Workshop Series. Small business owners often suddenly find themselves having to be experts about everything from graphic design to tax law, so institutions like the WTCT could be a big help to business owners from Waukesha, Milwaukee and beyond.