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Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Madison

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Madison is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

About

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Madison is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

The Small Business Development Center at UW-Madison helps entrepreneurs succeed at any stage. We offer no-cost, confidential consulting and business education across a wide region, primarily serving Dane, Sauk and Columbia counties.

The Small Business Development Centers were established by the Small Business Administration in 1980 with legislation written by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. The mission of the Wisconsin SBDC is to provide education, referrals, sophisticated tools and resources to help businesses evolve while delivering value to our stakeholders.

 

We do business consulting with residents of Dane, Sauk, and Columbia Counties. Our classes are open enrollment; anyone can attend.

Services

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Policies and Templates

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Research Projects

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training and Education

  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Human Resources Training
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactHeather Ferguson
AddressGrainger Hall, 975 University Ave.
Suite 1290
Madison, WI 53706
Phone(608) 263-9675