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!

​QuickBooks Advising and Training

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Small Business owners can receive one-on-one QuickBooks training from Mark Speirs, our certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, to assist with their accounting needs. Mark is certified in desktop and online QuickBooks.

No matter what kind of accounting help your business needs, Mark has the tools to help determine the best approach for your business.

Best of all, the service is at no-cost.

Contact us at 715-346-3838 or to request an appointment with Mark.

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.

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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 story


2019 Economic Impacts
1st and 2nd Quarter

- 245 Clients
- 17 business starts
- 386 total consulting hours
- 24 jobs created
- 943 jobs supported
- $2.3 million in client capital

2018 Economic Impacts

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

Financial Analysis with QuickBooks (Stevens Point)
August 20 at 7:30 a.m.

Financial Analysis with QuickBooks (Marshfield)
August 21 at 8 a.m.

Increasing the Likelihood of Getting Your Business Funded (Wausau Downtown)
August 29 at 9:30 a.m.

For a full listing of upcoming programs, visit our Facebook Events page.

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Our SBDC e-newsletters are available here.  

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Contact-Us-Today.pngHave a quick question? Want to identify market opportunities, increase sales, improve profitability, or find ways to make business ownership more efficient and enjoyable? 

Learn how the Wisconsin SBDC can help you.

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


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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