About – Wisconsin SBDC Network

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and business education. Our regional expertise is accessible to anyone anywhere across more than a dozen locations.

The Wisconsin SBDC is one of five programs at the Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship, which provides specialized resources and helps clients craft personalized plans to grow their businesses. The Institute is part of the world-class Universities of Wisconsin. 

We are a nationally accredited member of America’s SBDC, the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States.

Our Vision
To be the most impactful business resource in Wisconsin.
Our Mission
The Wisconsin SBDC Network provides consulting, education, referrals, sophisticated tools and resources to help businesses evolve while delivering value to our stakeholders.



Access: Ensure that all Wisconsin entrepreneurs and small businesses have access to SBDC resources


Accountability: Act responsibly for the productive and efficient use of our resources


Collaboration and Communication: Work openly with stakeholders, partners and coworkers to better serve entrepreneurs and small businesses


Diversity: Recognize and respond to the needs of our clients and stakeholders


Innovation: Empower and encourage centers and staff to find visionary ways to improve services to help grow our clients’ businesses


Launch and manage your successful company through no-cost confidential consulting and business education to assist with startup planning, financing, sales/marketing, new products/services/markets, financial management and operations.


Our statewide network of more than a dozen centers, staffed with experienced consultants, provides business expertise to clients at any stage with any opportunity. These centers strive to connect you to their host campuses, financial institutions, economic development organizations and any resource your small business may need.


The Wisconsin SBDC could not run without our expert business consultants whose expertise varies across the small business spectrum from marketing and research to financial resources to trade and everything in between. Their personal and business connections are there to elevate your small business at any stage with any opportunity or challenge.


Stauffacher named Wisconsin SBDC Network’s 2023 ‘State Star’

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