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 2016 (download PDF here):



Consulting Delivered

Total clients: 2,567

  • 20 percent minority clients
  • 46 percent female clients
  • 53 percent companies with some female ownership
  • 9 percent veteran clients
  • 16,700 total hours spent working with clients
  • 50 percent of consulting hours spent with rural clients 

Businesses at every stage

  • 44 percent pre-venture 
  • 56 percent existing businesses  

Startup Results

  • 238 new companies

Access to Funding

  • $76 million in capital investment


Strategic Job Creation

Total jobs: 890

  • 695 jobs created
  • 195 jobs retained


Entrepreneurial Education

Total participants: 1,834 

Wisconsin SBDC offered 194 business education programs to help develop skills and knowledge that improve business performance or start a company that will thrive.