UW-Parkside About Us

Thinking About Starting a Business or Ready to Grow? 

You're in the right place! The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Parkside annually assists more than 300 small business owners and entrepreneurs in Southeast Wisconsin. Whether you are at the discovery level of becoming an entrepreneur, someone researching ideas to develop into a business or if you're looking for methods to grow an existing business, we can assist you.


About The SBDC

The SBDC at UW-Parkside provides education, training, and no-cost one-on-one counseling to entrepreneurs and existing businesses throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. A program of the College of Business, Economics, and Computing, the SBDC also offers workshops to help understand the clear picture of what it takes to run a successful business.


Some key roles of the SBDC include:

  • Coaching and guidance to businesses
  • Financial lending assistance
  • Business/Marketing/Strategic Plan development
  • Business startup plans
  • Market analysis for businesses
  • Financial analysis
  • Minority business assistance
  • Growth assistance for existing businesses
  • Tech venture support


The SBDC at UW-Parkside is located in room D127 of the Molinaro Building. Please call 262-595-3363 to make an appointment. If you need immediate assistance with general business issues call our business answer line at 1-800-940-7232.