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SBDC Wisconsin Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center

Let's Build Your Business

What is the SBDC?

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs. Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies and help launch successful new enterprises. As a program within the Universities of Wisconsin Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship, the SBDC offers statewide business outreach through the Wisconsin network providing education, referrals, sophisticated tools and resources to help businesses evolve. The Wisconsin SBDC Network serves businesses at all stages. To see how the Wisconsin SBDC Network helps clients start, manage and grow companies, visit

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Get confidential, no-cost consulting from experienced business consultants to help you navigate your entrepreneurial journey.

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Get Regional Expertise

Benefit from our expertise on the local economy.

The UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center offers no-cost, confidential consulting and business education across a wide region, primarily serving the following 12 Northeast Wisconsin counties:

  • Brown
  • Calumet
  • Door
  • Florence
  • Forest
  • Kewaunee
  • Manitowoc
  • Marinette
  • Menominee
  • Oconto
  • Shawano
  • Sheboygan


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Plan. Launch. Manage. Grow!

Bring your business challenges to the experts.

Whether you're just starting out or looking to grow your current venture, we offer a range of services tailored to meet your business goals. At the SBDC, we're committed to providing small and emerging mid-size businesses with the tools, resources and education to navigate a path to success. Here's how we can assist you:

  • Strategic planning
  • Export strategy development
  • Financial management guidance
  • Capital assistance readiness
  • Market research support
  • Business plan development
  • Intellectual property expertise
  • Business valuation services

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Hometown Manufacturing CEO/ President Kristina Pence-Dunow

Success Story

"Hometown Trolley began working with SBDC advisor Chuck Brys in 2012, when the need for expansion was desperate, but the company was unsure how to make it happen. Chuck was so helpful in working projections and budgetary numbers to see that what was possible. With the expansion, Hometown Trolley was able to double production and gross sales by 100%."

Kristina Pence-Dunow
Pres/CEO, Hometown Trolley

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David Stauffacher, Business Counselor

We'll Help Guide You

Whether you're at the discovery stage of becoming an entrepreneur, researching business ideas or looking for methods to grow an existing business, we can assist you.

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The Wisconsin SBDC Network is a proud part of the Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship in the Universities of Wisconsin. It is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the SBDC office at UW-Green Bay at or call 920-366-9065.


Our commitment to excellence has earned us recognition by providing expertise and guidance towards business development and growth in Northeast Wisconsin. 

Wisconsin State Center of the Year 2021
David Stauffacher 2019 & 2023 State Star, Chuck Brys 2012 State Star