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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

 2015 Business Consulting Impacts

Wisconsin SBDC Network

  • 2321 Clients served
  • 213 Businesses Started
  • 632 Jobs Created/Retained
  • $66,691,925 in Capital Infusion to small business

Milwaukee SBDC

  • 296 Clients Served
  • 23 Businesses Started
  • 41 Jobs Created/Retained
  • $1,642,250 in Capital Infusion to Small Businesses

Receive specific help and resources for your business or idea. Click the link above to get started!

Entrepreneurial Training Program

Sept. 6-Nov. 15

Mar. 2-May 4, 2017

June 1-Aug. 3, 2017

Sept. 5-Nov. 7, 2017

First Steps to Starting a Business

Wed., Nov. 16

Wed., Dec. 7

Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

Tue., Feb. 7, 2017

Wed., Feb. 15, 2017

Wed., Mar. 15, 2017

Wed., Apr. 19, 2017

Wed., May 17, 2017

Wed., June 14, 2017

Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

Wed., Nov. 8, 2017

Wed., Dec. 13, 2017