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 Mission

The SBDC at UW-Stevens Point strives to help businesses of all stages and sizes achieve success through our five areas of service: Start | Manage | Finance | Grow | Market

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!

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Success Stories


Julian Family Farm: Growing through Diversification

Katrina and Jason Julian expanded their organic, grass-fed beef business by diversifying their marketing channels and partnering with a local grocer. Read their story.



Diversi-Tea: Infusing Passion for Teas, Oils, Vinegars

Judy and Doug Van Berkel’s attendance at an Entrepreneurial Training Program led to their successful opening of Diversi-Tea, a store offering 170 flavors of loose-leaf teas, plus specialty oils and vinegars. Read their story.

Read more SBDC Success Stories


2018 Economic Impacts

- 306 clients
- 29 businesses starts
- 1,115 total consulting hours
- $2.09m in client capital

Small Business
Development Center
UWSP Continuing Education
2100 Main Street, Rm 032
Stevens Point, WI 54481


First Steps to Starting a Business - Wisconsin Rapids
Feburary 13

Business Planning for Existing Businesses - Merill
Feburary 14

Entrepreneurial Basics for Women - Live Webinar
February 18, 2019

Business Planning for Existing Businesses - Wisconsin Rapids
February 19

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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

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