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!

Success Stories

Bria Bella & Co.

Offering high quality, contemporary chic clothing to the central Wisconsin area, located in downtown Stevens Point. "At the core of Bria Bella & Co., it's our belief that all women deserve to look and feel amazing, no exceptions." Read Bria Bella & Co.'s SBDC success story here.

Velocity Clubhouse

"Velocity Clubhouse offers a state-of-the-art facility for baseball & softball training located in Stevens Point. Featuring nine thousand square feet which houses batting cages, pitching lanes, video batting simulators, a pro shop, parents' lounge, conference room, training offices, and much more." Read Velocity Clubhouse's SBDC success story here

CT's Deli

Offering fast-casual dining experience during the daytime hours in addition to cooking classes, wine events, craft beer tasting nights, and monthly Friday night Fish Tacos. Find out how the Entrepreneural Training Program was instrumental in helping CT's Deli feel more confident the second time around in running a restaurant. Read CT's Deli's SBDC success story here.

Copper Leaf Salon and Framing

Offering the "art of hair design and custom framing in one location". Copper Leaf Salon and Framing gives independent stylist the chance to run their own business and for the owner, a workshop offering picture framing services. Read Copper Leaf Salon and Framing's SBDC success story here.

​The Small Business Development Center is a proud member of the following Chambers of Commerce:

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


YTD 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


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January 9, 2019
First Steps to Starting a Business
(Stevens Point, WI)

January 29, 2019
Business Planning for Existing Businesses
(Wausau, WI)

February 5, 2019
Business Planning for Existing Businesses
(Wausau, WI)

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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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