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 2017 (PDF here):




Consulting Delivered

Total clients: 2,677

  • 17 percent minority clients
  • 48 percent female clients
  • 57 percent companies with some female ownership
  • 10 percent veteran clients
  • 16,311 total hours spent working with clients
  • 29 percent of consulting hours spent with rural clients 

Businesses at every stage

  • 48 percent pre-venture 
  • 52 percent existing businesses  

Startup Results

  • 281 new companies

Access to Funding

  • $80 million in capital investment


Strategic Job Creation

Total jobs: 1,112

  • 878 jobs created
  • 234 jobs retained


Entrepreneurial Education

Total participants: 1,627 

Wisconsin SBDC offered 161 business education programs to help develop skills and knowledge that improve business performance or start a company that will thrive.