Whether you want help with the skills of starting, running or growing a business, the UW-Madison's Small Business Development Center is your business education resource. We've helped create successful business stories since 1979. Our staff of experienced business professionals teach seminars, answer telephone questions and perform one-on-one counseling for business owners in Dane, Columbia and Sauk counties.
Wisconsin Business AnswerLine
Our Wisconsin Business AnswerLine counselors have real-world business management experience. They're available to give free answers to your business start-up or management questions from Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. You can call once or on an ongoing basis - SBDC Business AnswerLine counselors will give you personalized attention for as long as you need it.
Call 1-800-940-7232 for a live question-and-answer session with an SBDC expert. Or, request assistance online Click Here
Thanks to our partner, Dane County, for supporting this service:
The UW-Madison SBDC offers a full range of business management seminars for both established businesses and start-up companies. Our seminars offer excellent value; fees cover the cost of materials and instruction. For more information regarding these year-round courses, choose from a link below.
For established businesses that need additional help, you can rely on UW-Madison SBDC Business Counselors. At no charge, our counselors will help you understand how to solve specific business problems or capitalize on business opportunities. UW-Madison SBDC Business Counseling is funded by the Small Business Administration and is free of charge.
For more information write:
Small Business Development Center (UW-Madison SBDC)
975 University Ave, Madison 53706
or call (608) 263-7680
Fax: (608) 263-0818
The mission of the UW-Madison SBDC is to:
● enhance the success of business owners, managers and employees in Dane, Columbia and Sauk counties
● champion business creation and expansion, economic growth and entrepreneurial culture in our communities
● consistently deliver higher levels of economic impact than taxpayer investment required
To help build the next generation of great Wisconsin companies
We are in the business of helping companies start, grow and succeed.
We help build great companies through education, training, and mentoring to start-up businesses, existing businesses, high tech businesses and CEOs.
- Start-up businesses
The First Step – Idea and personal feasibility evaluation
Fundamentals – Basics in start-up management skills
Business Plan – Writing a business plan
Entrepreneurial Training Program -- includes two course: Fundamentals, Business Plan; and personalized one-on-one assistance to help you develop and write a business plan
- Ongoing management skills for owners, managers and employees
- CEO peer learning
- Youth - Youth Entrepreneur Camp
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 Coordinator, SBDC, 975 University Ave., Suite 3260, Madison, WI 53706, 608-263-9675. An EEO/AA employer, the University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.