Wisconsin SBDC joins PROBE Network
It is our great pleasure to welcome the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network to the PROBE Network.
Wisconsin’s SBDC network consists of twelve service centers and three specialty centers located at four-year University of Wisconsin campuses. The significant educational and research resources offered through this strong university system provide the SBDC network with an array of expertise from faculty, staff and students.
Centers serve over 1,800 counseling clients annually and train more than 9,000 existing and aspiring entrepreneurs through a wide variety of educational classes and programs. Wisconsin Business AnswerLine (WIBAL) answers over 2,200 calls annually from nascent and existing business across the state.
As host institution, the University of Wisconsin-Extension (UW-EX) plays a strong role in economic development across the state. The SBDC Lead Center is housed in the UW-EX Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (DEED). This division’s primary activity is to support entrepreneurship and foster collaboration between the various university, state, regional and local public economic development groups.
The Wisconsin SBDC addresses the goals of its other primary stakeholder and funder, the SBA, through its continuing focus on high impact businesses, innovation, and long-term counseling.
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