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SBDC - Small Business Development Center

Thinking About Starting a Business or Ready to Grow? 

You're in the right place! The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Parkside annually assists more than 300 small business owners and entrepreneurs in Southeast Wisconsin. Whether you are at the discovery level of becoming an entrepreneur, someone researching ideas to develop into a business, or if you're looking for methods to grow an existing business, we can assist you.

About The SBDC

The Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Parkside is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs. Local SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies and help launch successful enterprises. 

The Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Parkside is hosted by the College of Business, Economics, and Computing and UW-Extension. The SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Some key roles of the SBDC include:

  • Coaching and guidance to businesses
  • Financial lending assistance
  • Business/Marketing/Strategic Plan development
  • Business startup plans
  • Market analysis for businesses
  • Financial analysis
  • Minority business assistance
  • Growth assistance for existing businesses
  • Tech venture support


The SBDC at UW-Parkside is located in room D127 of the Molinaro Building. Please call 262-595-3363 to make an appointment. If you need immediate assistance with general business issues call our business answer line at 1-800-940-7232.

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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