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!

Calling all Lenders! Join us this May for our 30th Annual Wisconsin Lenders Conference.


The conference will provide educational information and updates for commercial lenders through presentations from SBA, SBDC, RMA, Regulatory Agencies, and more! A variety of sessions will be available for new and experienced lenders and those who work with SBA loans. Registrations open March 15, 2019. For more info, visit

​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 FREE.

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

Success Stories

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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 her success story


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


2019 Economic Impacts
1st Quarter

- 170 Clients
- 10 business starts
- 201 total consulting hours
- $743k in client capital

2018 Economic Impacts

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

Business Planning for Existing Businesses - Tomahawk
March 12

First Steps to Starting a Business - Stevens Point
March 13

Talent Attraction and Retention Tools for Businesses-Wausau River District
March 19

Business Planning for Existing Businesses - Waupaca
April 2

Talent Attraction and Retention Tools for Businesses - Wausau
April 2

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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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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