Business Impact

The Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship’s five distinct programs work together to bring success to Wisconsin’s innovative small businesses owners. Through an extensive statewide network, the Institute provides access to resources, funding and partners to help strengthen Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Woman Clients
Minority Clients
Veteran Clients
New businesses created since 2016
Jobs created and retained since 2016
$474 M
Funds obtained & invested by clients with Institute assistance since 2016
No one can do it all, so the SBDC is an amazing free resource.
Sophia Barry
Wisdom Wellness | Scentsory Bath and Body Boutique | Elevate Business Consulting, LLC

Solar Forma harnesses energy — and beauty — of nature

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2022 Governor’s Business Plan Contest: Check out 8 of the Diligent (Baker’s) Dozen

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Siren Shrub: Side hustle to multi-product, multi-flavor company

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ZanBria Artisan Farms: Regenerative agriculture

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Capital Invested in Rural Clients since 2019
Companies with some Female Ownership
14,581 Hours
In Rural Client Assistance since 2019

Roughen-Schmidt joins Southwest Wisconsin SBDC as small business consultant

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