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Assistance For Entrepreneurs

Leverage the Support Wisconsin Provides to Entrepreneurs

You’re eager to turn your big idea into a viable reality. We can help move you along. In fact, Wisconsin has many programs to help innovators find success.


Organizations or communities dedicated to stimulating entrepreneurship may be eligible to receive match grant funding to capitalize a locally-managed ...

The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC), housed in the University of Wisconsin-Extension, assists Wisconsin technology-based small businesses in their efforts to obtain R&D funding necessary to advance the commercialization of their technologies. Eligible companies can apply for a micro-grant, funded by WEDC, to obtain the services of a qualified provider to develop competitive proposals for federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program grants, which fund research and development activities of innovative small businesses in the U.S. In addition to SBIR/STTR assistance, CTC consultants provide assistance with business and commercialization planning, as well as market research supporting the development of such plans.

For additional details, visit the Center for Technology Commercialization’s SBIRwebsite.

The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC), housed in the University of Wisconsin-Extension...

Delivered by the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s) of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, the Entrepreneurial Training Program provides expert guidance on business plan development to Wisconsin entrepreneurs and small businesses through an 8 to 12-week course. A majority of program costs are reimbursed through funding provided by WEDC upon successful completion of the course.

For additional program details, visit the Small Business Development Center website.

 

Delivered by the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s) of the University of Wisconsin-Extension...

Early-stage businesses developing innovative products, processes or services may be designated as QNBVs by the Wisconsin...

Effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2011, there are two provisions in Wisconsin law that allow individuals to defer tax on the long-term capital gain ...

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of financial assistance programs designed to meet the needs of small businesses. SBA does not make direct loans to small businesses. Rather, SBA sets the guidelines for loans, and the loans are then made by its partners (lenders, community development organizations and microlending institutions). The SBA guarantees that these loans will be repaid, thus eliminating some of the risk to the lending partners.

For additional information on small business loan options, visit the SBA.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of financial assistance programs designed to meet the needs of small businesses.

With funding provided by WEDC, the Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) at the University of Wisconsin-Extension administers SBIR Advance. The competitive grant program provides eligible technology-based businesses in or relocating to Wisconsin with funding of up to 50% of federal awards received under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

For additional details, visit the Center for Technology Commercialization’s SBIR Advance website.

 

Delivered by the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s) of the University of Wisconsin-Extension...

If an entrepreneur develops an idea in a forest and nobody is around to hear it, what happens? We don’t want to know. In Wisconsin...

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) offers lending options tailored to help innovative ...

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is a statewide economic development corporation that provides quality business education and financing to Wisconsin’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. WWBIC makes loans up to $100,000 to small and micro businesses that meet a specific set of criteria and qualifications.

For additional program information, visit WWBIC.

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is a statewide economic development corporation that provides quality ...