SBDC_Quote.pngAssisting 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!


2019 Economic Impacts
YTD for the 3rd Quarter

- 299 clients
- 19 business starts
- 556 total consulting hours
- 48 jobs created
- 1009 jobs supported
- $2.3 million in client capital

2018 Economic Impacts

- 313 clients
- 29 businesses starts
- 1,115 consulting hours
- $5.16 million in client capital 

Success Stories

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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 

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