How can the SBDC help your business?

If you are looking for entrepreneurial support close to home, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) help small business owners and entrepreneurs start, manage, and grow their business.

Consulting, Training, & Education

Entrepreneurs and small business owners can contact their local SBDCs for free face-to-face business consulting, at-cost training, and business education. The consulting is free and confidential. You can receive consulting via email, telephone, video, or in-person.

Your local SBDC is your local resource for assistance with:

  • Business planning and starting your business

  • Marketing and sales

  • Loans, financing, and accessing capital

  • Management, strategic planning, and succession planning

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Technology development

Find Your Local SBDC

SBDCs are hosted by colleges, universities, economic development agencies, and private sector partners. Funding is provided through a partnership with the US Small Business Administration. There are nearly 1,000 chapters across the United States. To find the nearest SBDC, click here.

The Whitewater University Innovation Center works closely with the UW-Whitewater SBDC and our other partners in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. If you would like to request free business consulting through the Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Whitewater, click here.