Business Academy

Own and Grow Your Business

We have partnered with Launch MKE and BizStarts to bring you the Business Academy. Launch MKE strengthens the growth of organizations focused on innovation and entrepreneurship by offering a cohort program. While BizStarts will offer 1:1 ongoing, on-demand coaching, mentors, and connections to resources to guide you on your journey.

During the 10-week Business Academy you will learn how to launch or grow your business with weekly courses facilitated by business owners, investors and other experienced professionals. You will be introduced to the business development process, business planning and how to get the right people on your team. Find out who your customers are, the problem your customers have and the solutions you offer through your product or service. Understand the importance of customer relationships and how to communicate the core message of your business with your customers.

Weekly content highlight business concepts including:

  • Knowing Yourself
  • Knowing the Customer
  • Getting the Relationship Right
  • Building the Model to Scale
  • Strengthening Your Structure
  • Discovering the Bottom Line
  • Accounting for Growth
  • Planning for the Future


Make the Business Academy your resource for information and networking.


There is a $225 fee for the course. $100 is due upon enrollment. The balance must be paid by the first day of class. Upon completion, successful students are reimbursed $100 of the course fee.

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CR-Social Development Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need this information interpreted to a language you understand or in a different format, please contact La Toya Jones, Equal Opportunity Officer, at 414-906-2823 or Callers who are deaf or hearing or speech-impaired may reach us at Wisconsin Relay Number 711.

SDC-Main Office
1730 West North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53205

SDC-Chase Avenue
2968 South Chase Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

9155 North 76th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53223

9004 West Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227

6850 North Teutonia Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209

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