Bubbler Calendar

*Wednesday, Jan. 21, UW-Milwaukee’s School of Continuing Education will hold a seminar on “First Steps to Starting a Business.” Attendees will have a chance to examine the feasibility of their business idea, look at the risks and rewards of starting a business, use tools to calculate startup costs, discuss critical marketing strategies, learn about the legalities of launching a business and more. The seminar will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the School of Continuing Education, located at 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Milwaukee. Cost is $29, and seating is limited. For more information or to register, click here.

*Thursday, Jan. 22, the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation will facilitate an online business class on “Budgeting: Making Every Penny Count.” The free course will simplify budgeting for participants and will also help them learn how to manage spending. The course will run from noon to 1 p.m. For more information or to register, click here.

*Thursday, Jan. 22, the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Business After 5” networking event at Healthworks Wellness Center, located at 19035 W. Capitol Drive, Suite 100, in Brookfield. The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 for chamber members who pre-register and $15 at the door. First-time networking event guests can also attend for $15. For more information or to register, click here.

*Thursday, Jan. 29, BizTimes Media will hold the 2015 Northern Trust Economic Trends Breakfast to give business leaders insight on expectations for business in the year ahead. The event, in its 14th year, will feature a macro-economic outlook by Michael Knetter, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin Foundation as well as industry outlooks by Tina Chang of SysLogic Inc., Tom Still of the Wisconsin Technology Council, Keith Rozolis of ABC Supply Co. Inc., and Todd Teske of Briggs & Stratton Corp. The event will also include breakout sessions for business leaders. The breakfast event will run from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Italian Conference Center, located at 631 E. Chicago St. in Milwaukee. Cost is $60 for individuals and $600 for a corporate table of 10. For more information or to register, visit www.biztimes.com/trends.

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