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Ideadvance Seed Fund opens 12th round of funding with expanded eligibility requirements and tracks for established Wisconsin businesses

Ideadvance Seed Fund encourages small businesses looking to solve problems in new ways and diversify into new markets to apply by July 9, 2021.

New Financial Management Boot Camp for Meat Processors responds to increased market demand

The Food Finance Institute (FFI) will host a new Financial Management Boot Camp for Meat Processors, a four-day training, running May 13 and 14 and June 17 and 18.

Eleven small businesses tap into $1,000,000 in state matching grants to bolster Wisconsin innovation

SBIR Advance’s latest round of funding is allowing 11 innovative small businesses to further their commercialization through SBIR match grants up to $75,000 for Phase I and $100,000 for Phase II.

Wisconsin SBDC celebrates #SBDCDay and helping clients secure $28.8 million in COVID-19 relief

In 2020, the Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network helped clients impacted by COVID-19 receive $21.1 million in federal aid and $7.7 million in state aid. For that reason and many more, SBDC Day will take on extra significance in 2021.

Digital marketing clinic pairs small businesses, UW Oshkosh interns

OSHKOSH – The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network hopes to help up to 150 small businesses rebound through no-cost, tailored digital marketing services.

Consultant joins Food Finance Institute to help farmers

Andy Larson, whose personal and professional life has revolved around agriculture, has joined the Food Finance Institute (FFI) as a farm outreach specialist.

E-Commerce Academy offers hands-on approach to building online sales

Small business owners who want a proven path to building sales online can enroll in the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network’s virtual E-Commerce Academy.

Center for Technology Commercialization wins national award

The Wisconsin Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) has received a prestigious award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for achieving significant economic impact in advancing small technology businesses.

Wisconsin entrepreneurs benefit from WEDC-UW System programs

MADISON – Thanks to a key strategic partnership with the UW System, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is investing more than $2.6 million in Wisconsin’s small businesses.

Food Finance Institute to help businesses become more resilient in COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

A program boosting the financial resilience and growth of the food, beverage and value-added agriculture sector has received a $370,000 federal grant to deepen its work in Wisconsin and across the country.