Initiatives

Striving to serve unique businesses across the state, the Wisconsin SBDC Network has been growing its specialized initiatives. These initiatives are staffed by consultants who are experts in that field, with personal and professional experience.

Additionally we have a Spanish-speaking consultant who works with small businesses.

Capital Access Clinic

The Capital Access Clinic provides assistance to Wisconsin entrepreneurs who are seeking financing for their business. Through the Capital Access Clinic, entrepreneurs have access to an expert team of financial consultants.

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Digital Marketing Clinic

With the help of talented student interns, we provide tailored digital marketing services to small business owners across Wisconsin impacted most by the pandemic, while expanding consulting capacity to all small businesses in need of support. 

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Advancing Capital Readiness for Women Entrepreneurs

With the assistance of a new Minority Business Development Agency grant, IBE aims to help women entrepreneurs get more capital–but we need your stories. Your collective experiences will inform an innovative outreach program team that will create customized resources through a cohort-based approach to address the specific capital issues you face:

  • Legal assistance and understanding,
  • Development of financial statements,
  • Digital marketing assessments,
  • Access to investors and like-minded entrepreneurs
  • and more!
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Farm Business Initiative

Our Farm-based Business Initiative’s mission is to provide consultants and farm entrepreneurs the tools, resources, and training they need to build profitable and financially resilient farm-based businesses.
Building profitable farm businesses in partnership with the Food Finance Institute.

Food Business Initiative

Our Food Business initiative’s mission seeks to provide food entrepreneurs with the technical assistance necessary to create and grow financially viable businesses.
Building profitable Wisconsin food businesses in partnership with the Food Finance Institute.

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Wisconsin Go Global Initiative

96 percent of the world population is consuming products outside the US. International trade is no longer a luxury. It is a necessity for businesses looking to grow. 
Our Export Regulatory Compliant consultants are available, at no cost, to help you reach new markets – even when you don’t know where to begin.

Programs

Through five distinct program units, we provide specialized resources and help clients craft personalized plans to start and grow their businesses. We’re Wisconsin’s hub for specialized resources — many at no cost — to help our clients grow their businesses. You have ideas. We have experience.
Check out our programs!