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Business Counseling

Start. Manage. Grow Your Business.

Our goal is to help you find solutions for your business by providing solid advice, educational opportunities and other resources.

Starting a small business? 

Or taking an existing business to the next level?


The UW-Eau Claire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers free, confidential, one-on-one business counseling services and affordable training programs to help you Start, Manage and Grow Your Business.  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. 

Over the past five years, the UW-Eau Claire SBDC has worked with more than 450 clients in all the following areas:

Evaluating Business Idea Potential  |  New Products / Inventing  |  Business Plans     Licenses and Permits  |  Choosing a Legal Structure  |  Finding Customers / Market Research  |  Financing Your Business  |  Goal Setting  |  Creating Promotional / Sales Materials  |  Budgeting and Profit Planning  |  Industry Research  |  Franchising


Hiring and Managing Employees  |  Paying Taxes  |  Using Technology  |  Strategic Planning  |  Budgeting and Accounting Issues  |  Bookkeeping / Record Keeping  |  Cash Flow and Financial Management  |  Sales and Marketing Strategies  |  Exit Strategy / Getting Out  | Branding and Your Identity  |  Workplace Culture  |  Government Contracts


Forecasting and Understanding Growth  |  Exploring New Markets  |  Financing Growth     Successful Business Models  |  Evolving Your Business  |  Market Share  |  Smart / Controlled Growth  |  Employee Training  |  Maximize Marketing Efficiency  |  International Expansion  | Improve Sales Techniques


To access counseling services or schedule your free appointment with an SBDC counselor:        SBDC Logo, Small Business Development Center              SBA logo


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 UW-Eau Claire Small Business Development Center is part of a statewide network of SBDC locations 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.
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