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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.

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.

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.

17th round of SBIR Advance funding opens for high-tech small businesses

The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is offering a matching grant of up to $100,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a project in the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

$600,000 in state matching grants advance 6 innovative small businesses

Six small businesses in Wisconsin will receive $100,000 each to commercialize their innovations, thanks to the SBIR Advance program’s latest round of funding.

Food Finance Institute FaBcap Accelerator chooses 10 businesses for Class of 2020-21

MADISON – Ten emerging food and beverage sector entrepreneurs have been selected to join the Food Finance Institute (FFI) FaBcap Accelerator.

SBDC Releases Free COVID Response Guide for Entrepreneurs

Since 1980, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Madison has been supporting entrepreneurs as they start and grow their businesses. This year was meant to be a celebration of the statewide organization’s 40-year anniversary – yet it was just days before SBDC Day March 18 when it became clear how far-reaching the impacts of the coronavirus were going to be.

Ideadvance Seed Fund expands female-owned entrepreneurship in Wisconsin

MADISON – Up to $275,000 in grants will be awarded to 10 small businesses, six of which are female-owned, in the latest round of awards by the Ideadvance Seed Fund.