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Wisconsin Small Business Development Center - State Office

UW - Extension Building
Madison
Phone: 608-263-7794
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We champion entrepreneurial success through business counseling and educational programs developed at the local, regional and statewide level to support Wisconsin small business creation and growth.

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center Network

Mission
We champion entrepreneurial success through business counseling and educational programs developed at the local, regional and statewide level to support Wisconsin small business creation and growth.

Vision
We help build great Wisconsin companies.
 
Values
  • Access – Ensure that all Wisconsin entrepreneurs and small businesses have access to SBDC services
  • 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 diverse entrepreneurs and small businesses
  • Excellence – Provide quality services in meeting 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
SBDC Profile

Wisconsin’s SBDC network consists of twelve service centers and three specialty centers located at four-year University of Wisconsin campuses. The significant educational and research resources offered through this strong university system provide the SBDC network with an array of expertise from faculty, staff and students.

Centers serve over 1,800 counseling clients annually and train more than 9,000 existing and aspiring entrepreneurs through a wide variety of educational classes and programs. Wisconsin Business AnswerLine (WIBAL) answers over 2,200 calls annually from nascent and existing business across the state.

As host institution, the University of Wisconsin-Extension (UW-EX) plays a strong role in economic development across the state. The SBDC Lead Center is housed in the UW-EX Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (DEED). This division’s primary activity is to support entrepreneurship and foster collaboration between the various university, state, regional and local public economic development groups.

The Wisconsin SBDC addresses the goals of its other primary stakeholder and funder, the SBA, through its continuing focus on high impact businesses, innovation, and long-term counseling.



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Location

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center - State Office
UW - Extension Building
432 N Lake St Madison, WI 53706