Precautions in place as COVID-19 rates rises.

Face Coverings: The indoor face covering requirement returned Aug. 9 in response to the significant rise in COVID-19 transmission rates across Wisconsin and in the five counties where UWSP has facilities. Each member of our university community is responsible for doing our part to reduce the risk of the virus on our campus. To this end, please be aware that the face covering requirement will be enforced on campus. 

Our center helps business achieve success through our five areas of service: start, manage, finance, grow, and market.

Assisting Startup and Existing Businesses

One of 13 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 primarily serving nine counties - Adams, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Vilas, Waupaca and Wood.

Our Vision 

At the Small Business Development Center 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

- 925 clients
- 28 business starts
- 1,209 total consulting hours
- 3,712 jobs supported
- $2.2 million capital investment

Check out our full Results and Resources Report to learn more.


Entrepreneurial Success Stories

Wisconsin National Dental Academy

National Dental Academy: big pivots lead to big success

Fall Line Outfitters

Fall Line Outfitters: From military to entrepreneurship

More SBDC client success stories! Visit

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

Portage County Business Council Clintonville Chamber of Commerce | 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 | Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce 

Small Business Development Center Logo     sba logo     uw system logo    IBE Logo  Small  Business Development Center Accreditation Logo  

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