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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
2019 Business Consulting Impacts
Milwaukee SBDC

  • 330 clients served
  • 23 businesses started
  • 2123 jobs impacted
  • $2.9 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

Doug Murphy

Douglas Murphy

Director

murphydr@uwm.edu

414-227-3225

Doug brings over 25 years of business startup and ownership experience to his role as the Director of the UW-Milwaukee …

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Cheryl Mitchell

Cheryl Mitchell

Business Consultant

mitchecv@uwm.edu

414-227-3105

Cheryl’s areas of expertise include small business advice for food, fashion and service businesses. Those who are lucky enough to …

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Jason Mueller

Jason Mueller

Program Manager and Business Consultant

muell223@uwm.edu

414-227-3129

Jason’s areas of expertise include operations, retail, financial projections and SEO. Clients who work with Jason state they enjoy that …

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SBDC Wisconsin                      University of Wisconsin System                       

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. Contact: Program Manager, Jason E. Mueller, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53203, 414-227-3129. The SBDC program does not deny admission or participation in programs or services because of a person's race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, maternal or parental status.