Wisconsin SBDC’s 40th Anniversary

Big news! 2020 marks 40 years of Wisconsin SBDC Network helping entrepreneurs and small businesses around the state fulfill their dreams and grow the Wisconsin economy. Our dedicated staff continues to demonstrate the hard work and commitment that has ranked Wisconsin in the top 30 percent of SBDCs nationally for performance metrics.

Wisconsin SBDC Network shares its anniversary with America’s SBDC as one of the first SBDCs established throughout the U.S. in 1980.

Governor Tony Evers’ SBDC Certificate of Commendation

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers acknowledged Wisconsin SBDC’s 40 years of “Thinking Big and Starting Small” this March! We appreciate The State of Wisconsin’s continued support of our mission to help small businesses succeed.

Staff Spotlight

Throughout 2020, the Wisconsin SBDC network is shining a spotlight on the talented team that makes our work possible. Stay tuned for new spotlights frequently!

Ray York

Business Counselor and Entrepreneurship Specialist; SBDC at UW-Green Bay and SCEDC

Emily Schoenborn

Associate Outreach Specialist for SBDC at UW-Superior

Jason Schleip

Lead Consultant for Wisconsin Restaurant Initiative & Southwest WI SBDC Business Consultant

National impact

Businesses that partner with America’s SBDCs get started, create jobs, access capital, grow sales and prosper.
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Check back on this page often for news, links and other celebrations surrounding the 40th Anniversary throughout the state!