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YourEconomy.org updated with 2021 data showing economic recovery

YourEconomy.org, an online research tool that tracks business activity and impact at the local, state and national levels, has been updated with 2021 data. It paints a picture of the overall trends in the pandemic recovery as well as conditions specific to industries and individual communities for the past 18 years.

Ideadvance Seed Fund opens 13th round of funding with renewed enthusiasm in funding established Wisconsin businesses

Ideadvance Seed Fund encourages small businesses looking to solve problems in new ways and diversify into new markets to apply by July 21, 2022.

Wisconsin SBDC celebrates #SBDCDay and helping clients secure $22.8 million in COVID-19 relief

In 2021, the Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network helped clients impacted by COVID-19 receive $20.8 million in federal aid and $2 million in state aid.

$600,000 in state matching grants advance 7 innovative small businesses

Seven small businesses in Wisconsin will receive up to $600,000 to commercialize their innovations, thanks to the SBIR Advance program’s latest round of funding.

Wisconsin SBDC launches series of short entrepreneurial how-to videos

A new video series addressing the most common technical business questions from Wisconsin entrepreneurs is now available from the Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network.

Ideadvance Seed Fund attracts diverse applications with expanded eligibility

Up to $220,000 in grants will be made available to 12 companies diverse in business stage, idea and ownership in the latest round of awards by the Ideadvance Seed Fund.

18th round of SBIR Advance funding opens for high-tech small businesses

The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is offering a matching grant of up to $100,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a project in the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Ideadvance Seed Fund opens 12th round of funding with expanded eligibility requirements and tracks for established Wisconsin businesses

Ideadvance Seed Fund encourages small businesses looking to solve problems in new ways and diversify into new markets to apply by July 9, 2021.

New Financial Management Boot Camp for Meat Processors responds to increased market demand

The Food Finance Institute (FFI) will host a new Financial Management Boot Camp for Meat Processors, a four-day training, running May 13 and 14 and June 17 and 18.

Eleven small businesses tap into $1,000,000 in state matching grants to bolster Wisconsin innovation

SBIR Advance’s latest round of funding is allowing 11 innovative small businesses to further their commercialization through SBIR match grants up to $75,000 for Phase I and $100,000 for Phase II.