Entrepreneur Assistance

Local Resources

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Wisconsin SBDC consultants have the knowledge, tools, and connections to assist with loans and financing to provide aspiring entrepreneurs and existing businesses the tools to better their business.

The Wisconsin SBDC is part of the University of Wisconsin System's Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship and a nationally accredited member of America’s SBDC, the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States.

Website: www.wisconsinsbdc.org/swwi
Email: swwisbdc@uwex.edu
Phone: 608-381-2352
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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) can help you find contacts to locate financing or business loans. WEDC works with more than 600 regional and local partners to develop and deliver solutions representative of a highly responsive and coordinated economic development network.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) leads economic development efforts for the state by advancing and maximizing opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment.

Website: www.wedc.org
Email: marie.steenlage@wedc.org
Phone: 608.210.6755

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) can help find financing and provide small business loans for individuals and minorities who face barriers in accessing resources.

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative (WWBI) is a statewide non-profit organization that supports small business owners and entrepreneurs, specifically by providing small business loans and educational resources.

Website: wwbic.com
Email: jemslie@wwbic.com
Phone: 608-632-804


National Resources

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA is a cabinet-level federal agency dedicated to helping small business owners pursue the American dream. The organization provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s resource and voice for small businesses.

Website: https://www.sba.gov/

SCORE

SCORE

SCORE provides mentoring and education assistance to entrepreneurs and existing businesses as a nonprofit organization and resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Their services also provide webinars and courses on demand, library of online resources, and round table events.

Website: https://www.score.org/