UW-Oshkosh Consulting

Management Consulting Services

The Small Business Development Center at UW Oshkosh is staffed by experienced business professionals who work with the management of both established and start-up businesses.


Established Businesses

Business owners are constantly presented with new opportunities and challenges. We can provide a wide range of assistance from helping develop effective marketing strategies to securing needed financing. We can also assist you with the issues associated with the sale or purchase of a business.



The Small Business Development Center at UW Oshkosh is one of the certified PROBE (PROmoting Business Excellence) facilitators for the Oshkosh SBDC area. Our SBDC director Colleen Merrill will help to guide your company's staff through a comprehensive performance review. She can be reached by e-mail or by phone at: 920-424-1456 or use our "Request Consulting" button at the right. Press here for more information about this helpful service.



GrowthWheel is also a program that is facilitated through the Small Business Development Center's Colleen Merrill. GrowthWheel is a visual toolbox for decision-making and action planning for start-up and growth companies.

It helps entrepreneurs build their businesses through a simple action-oriented process that stays true to the way most entrepreneurs think and work.  

For the business advisor and clients, the absolute flexibility of the toolbox means that it can be fully adapted to existing advisory tools and client needs. Press here for more information on this helpful program.

Colleen can be reached by e-mail or by phone at: 920-424-1456.


Start-up Businesses

The first year of a new business can be the most challenging. Our staff can work with you to overcome your specific challenges, whether they're related to financing, marketing or recruiting the talent needed to successfully launch your company. We can also assist you in developing a business plan that provides a “road map” for future growth and expansion.


New Products & Services

Have you developed a new product or service, and don't know the best way to commercialize it? Our new Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation can assist you in developing strategies for attracting the investment capital and management team you need to successfully bring your product or service to market.