Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship

The Wisconsin SBDC is part of the Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship, which helps entrepreneurs, businesses and economic development professionals across the state to achieve their goals by offering technical assistance and leveraging data.

Connect to Wider Resources across Wisconsin

All five of the Institute’s programs are reflections of our collaborative approach – connecting Wisconsin’s businesses with resources, data and one another to improve lives and communities. The Institute fulfills The Wisconsin Idea, performing outreach on behalf of the world-class University of Wisconsin System.

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners, at any stage, through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

The Wisconsin Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) works with innovators, inventors and researchers to bring new technologies to market by navigating the process of commercialization.

The Food Finance Institute (FFI) is a collaborative network of food entrepreneurs, finance expertise and investment resources focused on Wisconsin’s food and beverage sector.

The Center for Business Intelligence (CBI) converts the power of data, research and technology into decision-making tools for business owners.

The Business Dynamics Research Consortium (BDRC) compiles multiple data sets to track performance and growth factors for more than 144 million businesses across the United States.

Partner Network

The Institute and its programs value strategic partners: economic development organizations, UW campus host sites, lenders and other business assistance organizations. Find out how we work with partners to benefit clients — and how you can get involved.
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