UW-Green Bay Community Resources

Small Business Resources within Reach

There are many organizations that will provide helpful information for growing small businesses. This listing is not comprehensive, but a preliminary overview for the Green Bay area.


Advance Business & Manufacturing Center business incubator

Supports small business development in the region with rental space and technical assistance for start-up and expanding businesses. Business support services provide added value for the tenants. Call Elizabeth Slade at (920) 496-2115.


Better Business Bureau Online

The Better Business Bureau provides instant access to business and consumer alerts as well as helpful resources. You can even file a complaint online.


Brown County Public Library

Books and publications available.


DNR Environmental Small Business Assistance Program

The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program is a comprehensive set of resources and tools to help a business determine its environmental responsibilities, in regards to complex federal and state regulations. The program also strives to help small businesses take advantage of the opportunities of sustainable practices. Identifying, measuring and managing your environmental impacts can bring tangible business value to companies of all sizes.


DOA - Office of Business Development

The Office of Business Development works with business owners, trade associations, affiliated organizations and Chambers of Commerce throughout Wisconsin to ensure business has a seat at the table, advocate for business interests within government and present rule change recommendations to appropriate agency or the Legislature. 

Presentation (Oct, 2014)


Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Serves the needs of members and promotes the regional economy. Call (920) 437-8704.


Internal Revenue Service

Get federal tax information and forms faster and easier by using the IRS site.


New North

Provides direct assistance to business owners in relocation and expansion projects.



A voluntary team of retired executives who meet individually to discuss start-up opportunities and business concerns. The advisors draw on their own extensive corporate experiences and knowledge of resources in the community. Click above for the Green Bay chapter website or contact SCORE in Sheboygan County at (920) 452-2350. You can also go to www.score.org for numerous small business resources. 


Small Business Administration (SBA) online 

A wealth of information for businesses.


Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

The Internet's largest industrial buying and specification guide to find suppliers.


U.S. Department of Labor

Valuable information on consumer spending, inflation (includes an inflation calculator), and many other topics.


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Offers searchable indexes on patents, legal material, patent resources, trademark and copyright issues and much more.


Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

Request an excellent information packet for start-ups in Wisconsin, discuss business permits and licenses, get an outline of financial programs as well as a listing of publications and conferences. Call (855) 469-4249.


Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

WPI guides, trains and provides hands-on help to firms in developing business, upgrading personnel skills and improving process or technical capability to access and compete in the government marketplace.


Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)

The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) has provided quality business and financial education coupled with access to fair capital and financial products for more than 25 years. WWBIC’s impact is seen through the many entrepreneurs, business owners and individual whom they assist.