Welcome to the Small Business Development Center at UW-Madison
Our office located in the School of Business (Grainger Hall) at UW Madison is closed. We are all working remotely until further notice. Please call 608-263-2221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
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HOW THE SBDC CAN HELP DURING COVID-19
Our office has been meeting remotely with clients since COVID began last March.
In addition, we have been sending regular curated, researched newsletters to provide you with updates on policies, programs, resources, and business crisis tips. We have also recently released a free COVID response guide for small businesses. This guide was written based on our 40 years of experience working with small businesses and incorporates lessons we’ve learned while working side-by-side with many of our small business clients.
As we move forward, we continue to look for opportunities to support your business. In the meantime, if you would like to connect with one of our business consultants, please complete our online request form, and a consultant will reach out to you within two business days.
In addition to our suite of in-depth classes hosted by expert instructors, the statewide Wisconsin SBDC Network is also providing some classes at no cost for COVID recovery. These classes are supported by Section 1103 CARES Act funding for entrepreneurial development.
The WI SBDC at UW-Madison provides no cost consulting and non-credit courses to help businesses from start-up through growth. In 2020 the Center saw 498 consulting clients, clients started 30 new business and obtained over $13.33 million in capital. In addition, we hosted 37 classes/events attended by 2566 people.
The Small Business Development Centers were established by the Small Business Administration in 1980 with legislation written by WI Senator Gaylord Nelson. The mission of the WI SBDC is to provide education, referrals, sophisticated tools and resources to help businesses evolve while delivering value to our stakeholders
The SBDC at UW-Madison Helps you START, MANAGE & GROW Your Business!
START a Business
Are you thinking about starting a venture or are in the early stage of your business? The SBDC helps entrepreneurs like you realize the dream of starting a business. We offer entrepreneurship classes & small business consulting for new businesses.
MANAGE Your Business
From digital marketing and financial management to human resources, we help small business owners and managers learn to effectively operate.
GROW Your Leaders
Grow your leaders to take your business to the next level. Our Leadership and communications classes inspire and educate your team.
"I am grateful for the Small Business Development Center and attribute the continued success of my retail business to the availability of such an important resource. When meeting new entrepreneurs I recommend using their services every time. Thank you SBDC for supporting and strengthening the Madison locally owned community."- Amy Moore, Little Luxuries