University of Wisconsin–Madison

About Us

Who We Are:

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is part of a statewide network of SBDC’s working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies. Through no-cost consulting and low-cost entrepreneurial education, SBDC experts serve as resources for small and emerging mid-size companies.The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The SBDC at UW-Madison drives results for our Clients:

In 2017, we:

  • Served 325 Consulting Clients
  • 30 Business Starts
  • $10.47M in Capital obtained by our Clients

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 1980. Our staff provides service to the residence of Dane, Columbia and Sauk counties.

Classes for Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

We offer a full range of non-credit business classes for both start-up’s, as well as established companies. Our classes are an excellent value, offered at convenient times and are taught by experts. The content is readily applicable to your business.

Parking is available on site if you register two week prior to the start of the class at ADVANCE PERMITS.

Business Consulting

Our Consultants work one-on-one with you to plan your start-up,  solve operational issues, and prepare for growth.   We work with start-up’s, as well as existing businesses in numerous industries. The service we provide is no-cost.

Request Business Consultation Here

The Wisconsin SBDC at UW Madison is proud to partner with Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation to offer the Comienzos program. Comienzos provides business information, resources, counseling and select workshops for Spanish speaking entrepreneurs. The program is housed at WWBIC’s Madison office. For more information please visit https://www.wwbic.com/en-espanol/

Meet our Staff

Julie Wood

Education Program Manager

julie.wood@wisc.edu

608-263-9675

Christine Gruneberg

Outreach Specialist

chris.gruneberg@wisc.edu

608-263-0224

Tara Brown

Outreach Specialist

tara.brown@wisc.edu

608-263-2221

Anne Inman

Consultant

anne.inman@wisc.edu

608-265-352

Linda Davis

Consultant

linda.d.davis@wisc.edu

608-890-0880

SBDC Sponsors