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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.  


COVID-19: Financial Relief, Loan Forgiveness/Changes, and Best Practices in Business Continuity

Access this interactive webinar and one-on-one consulting support for your business so you can more effectively develop a business and financial strategy in response to COVID-19.

This FREE workshop is an interactive opportunity for small business owners to gain the insight needed to develop a strategy to address business and financial challenges occurring due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to take steps toward business recovery. The webinar will provide information regarding existing SBA financial relief (e.g., EIDL and PPP), including the PPP loan forgiveness application and recent changes to the PPP program. The program will identify other financial relief, including WEDC's "We're All In" grant opportunity. Finally, businesses will gain insight on strategies for operating in a COVID-19 environment. Webinar participants are able to access the SBDC’s FREE consulting services to assist them in defining a business strategy and how to identify and seek the financial support needed to proceed.

This webinar and consulting support are FREE but registration is required. The webinar will be repeated numerous times so interested persons should only sign up for one session. To register:  CLICK HERE   For additional information about this event, send an email to


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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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