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Small Business Development Center

Helping Start and Grow Small Businesses


The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center is a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs. Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies and help launch successful new enterprises.

Existing Businesses: Do you need counseling services for growth and expansion? Please fill out an electronic Assistance Request Form.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Startups: Do you need help getting started? Please explore the programs for starting a business as well as the free resources, listed below.


Wisconsin SBDC Network Core Services:

  • Business planning and startup
  • Management and strategic planning
  • Finance and capital access
  • Marketing and sales growth
  • Financial management

 2014 Business Consulting Impacts

Wisconsin SBDC Network

  • 2315 Clients served
  • 163 Businesses Started
  • 473 Jobs Created/Retained
  • $47,107,360 in Capital Infusion to small business

Milwaukee SBDC

  • 312 Clients Served
  • 12 Businesses Started
  • 82 Jobs Created/Retained
  • $2,170,514 in Capital Infusion to Small Businesses


  Program Areas  
Programs for Growing a Business
Programs for Starting a Business

Entrepreneurial Training Program

10 Thu. Sept. 10-Nov. 12

First Steps to Starting a Business

Wed., Aug. 19

Wed., Sept. 16

Wed., Oct. 21

Wed., Nov. 11

Wed. Jan. 20, 2016

Wed. Feb. 17, 2016

Wed. Mar. 23, 2016

Wed. Apr. 20, 2016

Wed. May 25, 2016

Wed. Jun 15, 2016

Wed. Aug. 17

Wed. Sept. 21

Wed. Oct. 19

Wed. Nov. 16, 2016

Wed. Dec. 7, 2016

  Government Contracting and Small Business Certifications
Click the link to request Assistance from the SBDC on this topic. A counselor can walk you through the process for these business situations..
  Online SBA Resources for Managing a Business
Several free online courses are offered by the SBA to help prospective and existing entrepreneurs understand the basics about managing a business.
  Online SBA Resources for Starting a Business
Several free online courses are offered by the SBA to help prospective and existing entrepreneurs understand the basics about writing a business plan.
  Virtual Advisor
Through a partnership with US Bank and Virtual Advisor the Wisconsin SBDC offers online business education seminars. These workshops provide strategies, tools and processes that can help you start, grow and manage your business.
  Complimentary Resources
Free Resource Documents (PDF)
  Newsletter Archive
SBDC Frontpage, a monthly newsletter from the Milwaukee SBDC
  Success Stories
SBDC clients share their business success.
  Wisconsin SBDC Network
Additional resources from our statewide SBDC network including FAQs, information and answers to common business questions.
  Free Online Course - First Steps
Free online course offered through our statewide network to help determine if business ownership is for you.
For more information, contact:
Jason Mueller, Program Manager,, 414-227-3129


SBDC Assistance Request Form
Receive specific help and resources for your business or idea. Click the link below to get started!
Assistance Request Form

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