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Small Business Development Centerat UW-Green Bay


Small Business Resources within an Easy Reach

There are many organizations that will provide helpful information for start-up operations and existing small businesses. This listing is not comprehensive, but a preliminary overview for the Green Bay Area.

Advance Business Development Center (Incubator)

Supports small business development in the region with rental space and technical assistance for start-up and expanding businesses. Business support services provide added value for the tenants. Call Lisa Harmon at (920) 496-2110.

Better Business Bureau Online

The Better Business Bureau provides instant access to business and consumer alerts as well as helpful resources. You can even file a complaint online.

Brown County Public Library

Books and publications available.

Business Procurement Assistance Center

Provides free technical assistance to Wisconsin businesses selling their products and services to all branches of government - federal, state and local. Services include business consultations, automatic BidMatch service, marketing, market research and analysis, past procurement data, quarterly newsletters, federal specs and standards, electronic data interchange, training schedules, agency registration/guidance, electronic contracting and customer service.

Cofrin Library - University of Wisconsin- Green Bay

UW-Green Bay's Library site provides access to many databases for journal articles and publications.

Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Serves the needs of members and promotes the regional economy. Call (920) 437-8704.

Internal Revenue Service

Get federal tax information and forms faster and easier by using the IRS site.

NWTC Center for Entrepreneurship

Facilitates entrepreneurship training for new or existing businesses. Several certificates in Entrepreneurship and an Associate Degree in Entrepreneurship are offered through the school. Call Andrew Clark at (920) 498-7124.

New North

Provides direct assistance to business owners in relocation and expansion projects.


A voluntary team of retired executives who meet individually to discuss start-up opportunities and business concerns. The advisors draw on their own extensive corporate experiences and knowledge of resources in the community. Call (920) 222-2167.

Small Business Association (SBA) Online

A wealth of information for businesses.

Small Business Development Center, UW-Green Bay

Small business resources including advising opportunities, information resources, business outreach programs and local economic data.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

The Internet's largest industrial buying and specification guide to find suppliers.

U.S. Department of Labor

Valuable information on consumer spending, inflation (includes an inflation calculator) and many other topics.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Offers searchable indexes on patents, legal material, patent resources, trademark and copyright issues and much more.

WBD Finance Corporation

Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corporation is a private, not-for-profit corporation created in 1981 to assist Wisconsin businesses to gain access to capital, create jobs and promote community development. Working with our partners, WBD tailors financing packages to meet customer needs. Call (920) 496-2109.

Wisconsin Department of Commerce

Request an excellent information packet for start-ups in Wisconsin, discuss business permits and licenses, get an outline of financial programs as well as a listing of publications and conferences. Call (800) 435-7287.

Wisconsin Innovation Service Center

New product and investment incentives and market expansion opportunities for innovative manufacturers, technology businesses and independent inventors.

Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

WPI guides, trains and provides hands-on help to firms in developing business, upgrading personnel skills and improving process or technical capability to access and compete in the government marketplace.

Wisconsin SBDC

No-cost individual counseling services and statewide educational courses in a variety of management disciplines.  Current or prospective business owners can explore areas such as: cash flow management, business planning, minority business, cost control, marketing and sales, and much more.

Wisconsin, State of

Provides information about agencies, business forms, business incentives, on-line business services, building your own business, doing business with the state, statistics and professional licensing in the State of Wisconsin.


WMEP provides technical expertise and hands-on implementation assistance to small and midsize manufacturing firms on strategic reposition, lean services, business process excellence, and lean supplier alignment. Call (920) 366-7532.


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