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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in co-sponsorship with the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, will offer a four-part seminar series aimed to help businesses become more profitable.

The seminars will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at Robbins Restaurant, 1810 Omro Road. Visit to register. The dates and descriptions follow.

Oct. 23 — “The Keys to Building Prosperity in Your Business and Personal Life”

Terri Hansen, president of Hansen & Associates, will teach techniques that will help individuals act as the creator of their personal and professional realities and learn how to practice becoming 100 percent accountable for their thoughts and feelings.

Oct. 30 — “Smart Marketing Builds Business Momentum”

John Ingala, chief marketing officer and senior project manager of Willems Marketing, will guide participants in managing a tight budget, stressing effective marketing and tracking performance.

Nov. 6 — “How to Harness the Internet to Revolutionize Your Business”

Jim Dobinski, managing director of Stellar Blue Web Design, will show the most effective uses of technology to help businesses grow and address virtual interactions with customers and other online solutions to build revenue.

Nov. 13 — “Performance Coaching for Results That Count”

Lisa Raabs, vice president of organizational consulting of Right Management, will share how performance reviews can be an invaluable tool in giving employees a sense of their progress, strengths, weaknesses and development targets.

Working in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, UW Oshkosh’s SBDC provides free consulting services and moderately priced training programs to startup and existing businesses in East Central Wisconsin.

Affiliated with the University’s College of Business, the SBDC serves some of the fastest-growing communities in the state, including Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Waushara and Winnebago counties.

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