The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, business development professionals at the WI SBDC provide consulting services to clients at various stages of business development at no cost. A free, web-based course is available online which examines the entrepreneurial mindset, business idea, financial readiness, and next steps. Non-credit courses are also available to educate on how to start, manage and grow your business. Please visit the SBDC website for more information.
Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) provides women, people of color, and low-income individuals interested in starting, strengthening or expanding businesses with tools and resources to increase financial capability such as capital, one-on-one technical business assistance and education. Their South Central office is located in Madison, WI. For more information, please visit their website.
Madison College's Center for Entrepreneurship provides assistance and education for both novice and experienced entrepreneurs. Their Business and Industry Services staff provide training and professional services to meet the needs of local employers and employees with customized training.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) provides free business mentoring services for for-profit and non-profit businesses in Dane, Columbia, Sauk, Richland, Iowa, Vernon, Grant, Lafayette, Rock, Green and Crawford counties. In the Madison SCORE, there are over 45 Certified Mentors. Please visit their website for more information.