University of Wisconsin–Madison
University of Wisconsin–Madison

About Us

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 System and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

How We Can Help


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.

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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.

Course Topics and Schedules

How-To Video Series

For more information on legal and lending topics check out our free How-to video series.  This series features key questions entrepreneurs have in short 2-3 minute videos.