While there is no cost to attend these events, registration is required. For additional information regarding this event, contact Joe Smetak at 414-270-3600 or

CLICK HERE for Individual Event Registration and Information


The PRE-MARKETPLACE workshops will take place at multiple locations around the State of Wisconsin. For a complete schedule of locations and dates, please CLICK HERE

About the state-wide series

Money, Markets and Margins (M3)

Increasing your Profitability, Networks and NET WORTH

Education and your business networks along with financial and technical resources, combined with a little inspiration and nurturing blend to create an environment for successful business development. This year’s statewide PRE-MARKETPLACE sessions will bring together resources and experience focusing on SELLING and being PROFITABLE.  Each session will have a unique agenda and unique presenters.  The goal – introduce you to local resources, topical experts and successful business owners that are willing to share their knowledge and experience. CLICK HERE to visit the schedule of PRE-MARKETPLACE sessions as well as each session’s unique agenda.

These sessions will focus on critical small business issues including:

  • Financing your Business – Lending and Investment
  • Locating and Reaching Your Customer
  • Making a profit
  • Business Resources
  • Preparing Your Business for Marketplace 2017 (December 13 and 14)

What is the Annual Governor’s Marketplace Conference?

Are you ready to start or grow your business in Wisconsin? Each year, MARKETPLACE helps small, minority, women and veteran-owned company representatives learn about doing business with corporations, state, federal and local agencies. These markets represent billions of dollars of annual purchasing with special programs to include minority, women, veteran and disadvantaged business owners.

This pre-marketplace series is geared towards businesses looking to grow their commercial and government sales. You do not need a certification to attend this event!  ALL SMALL BUSINESSES are INVITED TO THIS FREE EVENT!

Who should attend the Pre-Marketplace Series?

  • Businesses interested in learning more about finance options
  • Businesses interested in more effectively marketing their business
  • Manufacturers looking to expand their markets and capabilities
  • Economic developers
  • Businesses interested in learning more about the government market and increasing their commercial and government sales

A free ticket to the Annual Marketplace Conference will be raffled off at each Pre-Marketplace event!