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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.

Ideadvance Seed Fund pursues past and present UW System colleagues

MADISON, Wis. – Innovators with current or past ties to the UW System are invited to apply to the Ideadvance Seed Fund with business ideas that could contribute to Wisconsin’s “knowledge economy.

Wisconsin SBDC supports entrepreneurship initiative in Green County

MONROE – The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is partnering in 2018 with the Green County Development Corporation (GCDC) to boost small business startups and growth.

‘Leading the Way’ in economic development in Wisconsin: 2 of our examples

The UW-Extension Division for Business & Entrepreneurship is proud to be included in the Wisconsin Economic Development Association‘s Leading the Way magazine for 2017.

Navigating the New Economy means growing what we have and need

RICHLAND CENTER — Wisconsin has a lot going for it — in some cases even more than people think — so understanding and helping local economies thrive is key to our future.