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The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is part of a statewide network of SBDCs working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies. Through no-cost consulting, low-cost entrepreneurial education, and strategic facilitation, SBDC experts serve as resources for small and emerging mid-size companies. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin System Administration and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Learn more about us.

Business advising

The SBDC offers one-on-one advising for owners, managers and prospective entrepreneurs. Our advisors will help you understand how to solve specific business problems or capitalize on business opportunities. The SBDC at UW-La Crosse business advising is funded by the Small Business Administration and is free of charge. Learn more about business advising.  

At this time our office staff are working remotely.  Counseling sessions are primarily held by telephone.  

Business education outreach programs

The SBDC offers business education programs on a variety of basic management, mid-management, executive management and international business topics.

The SBDC can also create custom development programs for a specific company or department and can offer the training in-house. 

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COVID-19 Webinars: 
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Loan Forgiveness for Loans $50,000 and Less
November 17, 30, and December 10

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-La Crosse (SBDC) will be launching a new webinar series, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Loan Forgiveness for Loans $50,000 and Less, with three different date options for attendance. These free virtual sessions are for small business owners looking to obtain forgiveness for their PPP loans valued at $50,000 or less using the new, streamlined process under SBA Form 3508S. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the program instructor to review the form and to understand how to calculate the loan forgiveness amount as well as backup documentation and other potential considerations for loan forgiveness. 

Why join in on this free webinar? SBDC Director Anne Hlavacka explains that “it is critical that small businesses get the support and funding they deserve. For that reason, it is crucial that business owners understand how to obtain loan forgiveness. To do that, the business owner must be able to navigate the paperwork and processes involved with obtaining PPP loan forgiveness.”

The PPP loan forgiveness webinar is FREE, but registration is required.  

Business resources

The SBDC provides access to world-class information resources to meet the needs of both beginning and experienced business owners. The resources range from local to international and serve as references and networking tools for start-up operations and existing small businesses. 

Refer to the Business resources menu on the left for resources on specific areas or contact us to set up a one-on-one advising appointment. Learn more about the resources we provide.

Additional information

For details about any of the services the SBDC offers, please contact us at 608.785.8782 or send an email to