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Wisconsin Restaurant Initiative to boost vital industry

The Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network is launching the Wisconsin Restaurant Initiative to improve the business performance of restaurants, a critical economic driver of jobs and tourism in the state.

SBIR Advance opens 15th round of funding for high-tech small businesses

MADISON – A matching grant of up to $100,000 can provide assistance to companies completing a project in the federal SBIR or STTR programs.

Wisconsin SBDC Network earns national accreditation

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a key component of the University of Wisconsin System’s statewide business outreach, has earned national accreditation through 2024.

$674,000 in state grants advance 8 high-tech small businesses

MADISON – Eight innovative small businesses in Wisconsin will receive matching grants to commercialize their innovations, thanks to the SBIR Advance program’s latest round of funding.

State matching grants to elevate five small businesses

MADISON – Five small high-tech businesses in Wisconsin will receive up to $75,000 each to commercialize their innovations, thanks to the SBIR Advance program’s latest round of funding.

Seed fund brings 10 innovative UW System ideas to life

MADISON – Over $300,000 in grants will be awarded to 10 small businesses in the latest round of awards in the Ideadvance Seed Fund program fostering the entrepreneurship ecosystem across Wisconsin.

Healthy Credit Loan Initiative: A new option to help small businesses prosper in Southwest Wisconsin

The Southwest Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) want to help strengthen small businesses with a healthy credit option.

#SBDCDay March 21: Celebrating small businesses

MADISON – Help for small business owners shouldn’t be a secret. That’s why the Wisconsin SBDC Network is spreading the word for the second-annual national SBDC Day — March 21, 2018.

Wisconsin beer innovator MobCraft taps national attention

WASHINGTON, D.C. – MobCraft Beer, a Milwaukee brewery that lets fans submit and choose its monthly flavors online, is being recognized for its innovation on Capitol Hill.

Wikenheiser joins Wisconsin Economic Development Association board

MADISON — The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) has unanimously elected Bon Wikenheiser, state director of the Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network at the UW-Extension Division for Business & Entrepreneurship, to serve a three-year term on its board of directors.