The Entrepreneurial Education Program (EEP) in Rhinelander is offered by Nicolet College and UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education through the SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program. It is an in-person 8 week course (held every Wednesday Sept. 20 – Nov. 8) that provides an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process that shows you how to:
- Answer the question – “Will people buy my product or service?”
- Appeal to more customers
- Develop a lender-ready business plan
- Use time, money, and resources wisely
Jeff Ebel is the instructor for this class. Jeff is a former business owner, having had his own business in the 70s and again in 1989 starting Ebel Woodworking in his garage. In between businesses he worked in manufacturing management at two local furniture companies. In 2007 he sold Ebel Woodworking after growing it to over $4MM in sales and over 45 employees. He now spends his time mentoring business owners and assisting entrepreneurs as an adjunct instructor of entrepreneurship for the Fox Valley Technical College, the SBDC at the UW Stevens Point, and presenting the “First Steps” free workshop for the SBDC Stevens Point, Central Wisconsin SCORE Chapter, and CAP Services. He most recently joined forces with co-owner Leon Ostrowski in Midwest Wealth Ventures, LLC as its President, mentoring and coaching entrepreneurs and assisting with funding their ventures through the Wisconsin River Business Angels. He volunteers annually to serve as a judge for the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.