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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.

 

Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Counseling Impacts

  • 264 Clients Served
  • 22 Businesses Started
  • 852 Jobs Created/Retained
  • $6,614,000 in Capital Infusion to Small Businesses

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Wisconsin SBDC Network Core Services:

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

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

Entrepreneurial Training Program

10 Tue., Mar. 10-May 12

First Steps to Starting a Business

Wed., Nov. 12

Wed., Dec. 10

Wed., Jan. 21, 2015

Wed., Feb. 25, 2015

Wed., Mar. 25, 2015

Wed., Apr. 22, 2015

Wed., May 20, 2015

Wed., June 17, 2015

Wed., Aug. 19, 2015

Wed., Sept. 16, 2015

Wed., Oct. 21, 2015

Wed., Nov. 11, 2015

  Dates To Be Announced  
Leaders for Ozaukee's Next Generation (2014-2015)
Lean Start
Selling in the Connection Economy
 
  Resources  
  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
  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, muell223@uwm.edu, 414-227-3129
 
Wisconsin SBDC Network

US Small Business Administration

The SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Call 414-227-3240 or email sbdc@uwm.edu. An EEO/AA employer, the University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

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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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