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?
As part of the UW-Eau Claire Center for Business Solutions, the 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 ContractsGROW
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
- Download and complete Request for Counseling form. Please mail it to the address in the footer of this page, or bring it to your first counseling appointment.
- Complete the online Request for Counseling form.
- Email Ask-SBDC@uwec.edu
- Call 715-836-5811 / toll-free 800-582-5182