Small Business Development Center at UW-Milwaukee

Helping Start and Grow Small Businesses

You have ambitious goals but don’t always have the direction or connections to get there. The SBDC can be your go-to resource to build a strong framework. We partner closely with banks, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and others across southeast Wisconsin to match your specific needs. The Small Business Development Center supports entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and educational programs. Our SBDC staff facilitates improvement and growth for small and mid-sized companies and helps launch successful new ventures. Through our UW-Milwaukee office we serve owners in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington counties and beyond.

Do you need consulting services for growth and expansion? Please fill out an electronic Assistance Request Form.

Do you need help getting started? Please explore the free online training which helps you organize your ideas and create your action plan. We also offer complimentary resources to help start and grow your business.

Wisconsin SBDC Network Core Services:

  • Business planning and startup
  • Management and strategic planning
  • Finance and capital access
  • Marketing and sales growth
  • Market research and data
2022 Business Consulting Impacts
Milwaukee SBDC

  • 731 clients served
  • 27 businesses started
  • 2,340 jobs impacted
  • $8.5 Million in capital infusion to small businesses

My SBDC counselor literally changed the scope of my business, because she had so much information and knowledge.

Trueman McGee
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About Us

Athena Agoudemos

Athena Agoudemos

Center Director


Athena’s areas of expertise are strategic planning, conflict resolution, financial management and project management. She is an engaged listener and …

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Gregory Martin

Business Consultant


Gregory Martin is a business consultant at UWM’s School of Continuing Education Small Business Development Center. His job is to …

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Melanie Manuel

Business Consultant


Melanie brings a collaborate approach to problem-solving. She loves working with clients who are building a legacy, are passionate about …

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SBDC Wisconsin                             

The Wisconsin SBDC Network is part of the Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship in the University of Wisconsin System. It is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact SBDC Milwaukee office at or 414-227-3240.

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