State Small Business Credit Initiative Technical Assistance Center

Are you a very small (under 10 employees) and/or socially or economically disadvantaged business seeking access to capital?

The State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is seeking to help disadvantaged individuals prepare to access capital in Wisconsin.

SSBCI is funded by the U.S. Treasury through the Wisconsin Economic Development Center, in partnership with the UW-Madison Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic.

Help us, help you!

If you’re looking to obtain capital and are looking for capital assistance, we can help you!

We will provide, at no cost:

  • 8 events per year
  • Connections to existing small business support for:
    • Accounting
    • Financial Advisory
    • Legal Fundamentals
    • Capital Readiness
    • 3-year Pro Forma Financial Statements
  • and more!
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UW-Madison’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

The Law & Entrepreneurship (L&E) Clinic provides free legal services to nascent entrepreneurs and early stage companies through the work of law students supervised by faculty and private sector attorneys. 

Start in Wisconsin

Start In Wisconsin is the premier network for local businesses. For owners and startups, Start In Wisconsin will power connections to start, scale and accelerate area entrepreneurs. For the established resource network, Start In Wisconsin will be a platform to provide best fit referrals, build your network, and to showcase the story of entrepreneurship in our region.


SSBCI Specialist

Nora Roughen-Schmidt

Nora’s areas of expertise include small business and tech startups and support, social media strategy, marketing, grant writing, nonprofits, partnerships, venture funding, agritourism, and economic development. She says that working with her will always be fun, productive and likely involve caffeine.

Eliminating barriers for small businesses is her favorite part of her job. Curating services and finding the best support and resources for businesses can be game-changing for people. She loves being able to offer that information and access.