Start. Manage. Grow Your Business.
Whether you want help starting, managing or growing a business, the UW-Eau Claire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is your business resource. Since 1979, our experienced business professionals and university faculty have taught seminars, answered questions, and counseled managers and business owners in all types of business settings.
The UW-Eau Claire Small Business Development Center Provides
- Idea evaluation, start-up guidance, expansion assistance, and exit strategy advice for business owners and entrepreneurs in Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Rusk and Taylor counties.
- Full range of business management programs, seminars and certificate programs.
- Access to statewide SBDC resources and specialty centers:
- UW-Stout's Center for Innovation and Development for rapid prototype development.
- UW-Whitewater's WISC, Wisconsin Innovation and Service Center for market research.
- UW-Parkside's Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation for technology transfers.
- Business plan writing and finance preparation assistance.
Confidential Business Counseling
Our counselors will help you solve specific business problems or capitalize on business opportunities. Counseling is funded by the Small Business Administration and is free of charge.
Eau Claire Center Profile
The SBDC is a member of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network (WEN). The Center is staffed by:
- Jim Mishefske, SBDC Director
- Karen Konz, University Services Program Associate
The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire also hosts the Northwest Wisconsin WEN Regional Office.
Accommodations: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance of the program. For more information or special accommodations, contact Jim Mishefske 715-836-5811 or 800-582-5182, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Small Business Development Center and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education are partners in education with University of Wisconsin-Extension and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Small Business Development Centers are members of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network, a coalition of more than 100 organizations which provide access to services for small business throughout Wisconsin. The SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.