Updates regarding COVID19

Campus is now closed to the public. Our staff is working primarily remotely, so phone access will be limited. For the fastest response/assistance, please use our shared email: uwspce-sbdc@uwsp.edu. Much of our programming has either been canceled or postponed. Please check our Facebook page and our individual program pages for updates. If you are already registered for an upcoming event in March, April or May, please expect an update via email if you haven't already received one.

Keep an eye on the state website for the latest on small business resources: https://business.wisconsin.edu/about/covid-19/

To assist with the increase in volume regarding small business resources for businesses impacted by COVID19, please submit your request using our online form. Our counselors will reach out to you. 
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Continue to reach out for assistance! Our SBDC is here for you.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please know we are taking appropriate steps to limit potential exposure and spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the community. We appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.  


Assisting Startup and Existing Businesses

One of 12 in Wisconsin, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point offers no cost, confidential advising and resources as well as fee based workshops/conferences to both startup and existing businesses throughout nine counties - Adams, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Vilas, Waupaca and Wood.

Our Vision 

At the SBDC at UW-Stevens Point, we treat all businesses, no matter how large or small, as though they are our own. Through our passion, experience, and dedication, we hope to assist all business owners in the areas they need it most. The center provides educational opportunities through individual counselling sessions, as well as conferences and presentations, and builds strong relationships with community leaders so all businesses can achieve their version of success!


2020 Economic Impacts
YTD for the 1rd Quarter

- 193 clients
- 20 business starts
- 169 total consulting hours
- 26 jobs created
- 815 jobs supported
- $612K capital infusion

Success Stories

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NextHome Priority, LLC: Client-Friendly, Community-Focused

Josh, Holly, Luke, and the rest of the NextHome Priority team offer their friendly and professional style to real estate clients in Stevens Point. Growing such a quality team in just over a year was no easy task. Josh and Holly came to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) because they knew they wanted to expand. Read their success story.

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Bow Peak Botany: Spreading Zeal for Unusual Plants

Brianna Wright struggled to write a business plan that successfully connected the selling of plants with her desire to offer education about them… until she attended Small Business Development Center at UW-Stevens Point's Entrepreneurial Training Program! After completing the 9-week program, Bow Peak Botany LLC was ready to offer growing services as well as products. Read their success story.

IFLEED Creating Enthusiasm for STEAM Learning

Ifleed Institute of Math and Science LLC founder Shanti Ayyadhury started her own tutoring program when she couldn’t find one for her son. Our Entrepreneurial Training Program helped her make a business plan and develop a marketing strategy that increased her client base! Read their success 

More client success stories! Visit https://wisconsinsbdc.org/centers/stevenspoint/client-successes/

The Small Business Development Center is a proud member of the following Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations:

Portage County Business Council | Plover Area Business Association | Clintonville Chamber of Commerce | Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center | Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce | Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce | Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce | Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce | Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry | Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce and Information Center | New London Area Chamber of Commerce | Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce | Wisconsin LGBT Chamber | Minocqua Area Chamber | Wisconsin Veterans Chamber | Stevens Point Downtown Business Alliance | Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce  |  Adams County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism | Tomorrow River Business Association | American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin | South Area Business Association

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The Wisconsin SBDC Network is a proud part of the Institute of Business and Entrepreneurship in the UW-System. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact the SBDC at 715-346-3838 or uwspce-bus@uwsp.edu.