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Foot and Nail Care: Starting a Business

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Registration opens October 24, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Registration opens April 24, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Florian Gardens
2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54703

Are you interested in a career change that will allow freedom and flexibility in your schedule? Would you like to supplement your income?

Consider starting your own foot and nail care business.

Take the first steps to starting your business and join us for this informational workshop. You will hear from a Foot and Nail Care specialist, small business entrepreneurs and current foot and nail care business owners. Learn how to start your business from a local business entrepreneur who will guide you through the process of developing your lean start up plan. Gather tips and tricks to strengthen your business during our panel discussion, where you will hear from current professionals in the field as they answer questions and share best practices.

You will walk away from this course with the confidence to take the next steps to enhance your career in foot and nail care. And much more…

  • Explore nursing entrepreneurship
  • Learn how to develop a lean start up plan
  • Discuss the marketing and promotion of your business
  • Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and great conversation with current business owners and other professionals in nursing and foot and nail care

Highlights of the Program - Video

To learn what it takes to run a foot and nail business, please watch our video.

Who Should Attend

Past, current and future RN/LPNs who have attended the Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses program or other RN/LPNs who have an interest in developing their own foot and nail care business.

$69 Fee Includes:

The course instruction, course materials, and refreshments.

CEUs, Contact Hours

Contact Hours will be awarded by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education / UW-Extension. Participants will receive 2.75 education hours for completing the course.


Luke Kempen serves as the Director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  Luke's previous work experience included working in the audit division of a large international public accounting firm in Milwaukee as well as serving in senior finance and leadership positions in some fast growing private companies in Eau Claire.  Luke also was a business owner having successfully started a business, growing it over a period of five years and selling it for profit.

With his work background, Luke possesses extensive business experience in the areas of finance and accounting, leadership, strategic planning, project management and human resources.  Luke also has direct experience with business startup, marketing, business planning and business sale/transition.

Luke holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Development Program at the University of Wisconsin Madison.  Luke also is a Certified Public Accountant.  He is currently pursuing an MBA degree at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.

Betty Adsit, Power of AND, Foot and Nail Care Education for Nurses


Betty Adsit, RN

Owner, Healing Feet, LLC, a foot and nail care business 

Her program: Foot and Nail Care

Betty Adsit, RN has a passion for helping others, volunteering, and working with the senior population. After relocating to Eau Claire, Wisconsin with her husband and two children, she wanted to take some time to find her true niche in health care - and one that would allow  more time with family and friends. Betty did some research and found the Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses program. She quickly realized it would provide skills and knowledge that would transfer to all areas of health care and set her apart professionally. While starting her own business was never her plan, she also decided to take the Foot and Nail Care: How to Start and Run Your Own Business class just to develop her general business skills.  

After taking both courses, Betty was encouraged, energized and ready to take the next step. Today, she has started a small business in foot and nail care, and hopes one day to expand. The flexibility she has with her own small business allows her to be everything she wants to be personally and professionally.

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