The Wisconsin SBDC Network provides value to stakeholders, serving as a cost-effective way to create jobs, grow the economy, enhance Wisconsin competitiveness and help clients achieve the American dream. Our results in 2018 (PDF here):




Consulting Delivered

Total clients: 2,944

  • 16 percent minority clients
  • 50 percent female clients
  • 59 percent companies with some female ownership
  • 8 percent veteran clients
  • 16,053 total hours spent working with clients
  • 31 percent of consulting hours spent with rural clients 

Businesses at every stage

  • 48 percent pre-venture 
  • 52 percent existing businesses  

Startup Results

  • 256 new companies

Access to Funding

  • $101 million in capital investment


Strategic Job Creation

Total jobs: 906

  • 751 jobs created
  • 155 jobs retained


Entrepreneurial Education

Total participants: 2,611 

Wisconsin SBDC offered 135 business education programs to help develop skills and knowledge that improve business performance or start a company that will thrive.