SBDC offering eight-week Entrepreneurial Training Program

The SBDC at UW-Green Bay is offering an eight-week Entrepreneurial Training Program in Brown County starting March 30, 2020, and in Sheboygan County starting April 1, 2020. The program helps participants write a comprehensive business plan for their start-up business or their company experiencing growth. The cost is only $250 when you complete an accepted business plan. The WEDC provides the remaining $750 in tuition assistance. For more information, visit the website at, email or call us at 920-366-9065.

Register for the SBDC Entrepreneurial Training Program

The Small Business Development Center of UW-Green Bay has scheduled several eight-week Entrepreneurial Training Programs (ETP) for help in writing a business plan for your new or growing business in three different counties over the next few months: Brown, Door, and Sheboygan. For more information, as well as registering and applying for the grant, please see the website.

Small Business Development Center now located in Austin E. Cofrin School of Business

2020 brings much change and excitement for the Small Business Development Centers of Wisconsin, as it celebrates its 40-year anniversary. The first change is the rebranding of the new Wisconsin SBDC logo. The second change is the Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay has moved to campus! The SBDC is now located in the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business in Wood Hall 202. Watch the Log for an upcoming announcement for an SBDC Open House in February.

SBDC client, Metal Art of Wisconsin, is celebrating expansion

Small Business Development Center client, Metal Art of Wisconsin, has a lot to celebrate! Building a garage business to a 15,000 square foot factory, owner Shane Henderson has grown his business exponentially in the past few years. Shane participated in the SBDC’s Entrepreneurial Training Program in Sheboygan, facilitated by Director Tara Carr.  Following the class, Shane has worked with Senior Business Consultant David Stauffacher addressing production inefficiencies and financial projections.  In 2019, Shanewon the Entrepreneurial Achievement Award for Manitowoc County for his business success and starting the veteran program Flags for Fortitude program.  Read more about Shane Henderson and the cool products Metal Art of Wisconsin offers.


Wild Restaurant concepts expands brand with help from DCEDC and UW-Green Bay’s SBDC | Door County Pulse

UW-Green Bay’s Small Business Development Center and the DCEDC’s entrepreneurial development program provided business and financial-plan development to Britt Unkefer’s new restaurant. See more via Wild restaurant concepts expands brand with help from DCEDC and UW-Green Bay’s SBDC.

Faculty/staff note: SBDC’s Carr and York meet with Senator Baldwin, Sheboygan County

Senator Baldwin visited the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 to talk with community leaders on workforce, INSPIRE, economic growth, local business successes and community needs. The Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay had representation by Director Tara Carr and Business Counselor Ray York.

Business Writing Classes Coming to Sheboygan | News | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

“Classes on how to prepare a business plan will soon be coming to Sheboygan. The effort is being partly spearheaded by the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation. Officials say the goal is to provide opportunities to Sheboygan County entrepreneurs and help them make informed business decisions. According to the SCEDC, the effort is a partnership with the Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay. Together, the groups are bringing the “Entrepreneurship Training Program” to Sheboygan County.

The ETP provides eight sessions to help develop plans and, upon completion of the course, candidates will be helped in developing successful funding strategies to advance their plans. Classes are on Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 12 at 5 p.m. To register, call 496-2117 or email” More via Business Writing Classes Coming to Sheboygan | News | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL.

How ‘The Startup Hub’ looks to boost entrepreneurship in Green Bay

Greater Green Bay dreamers, innovators and entrepreneurs now have access to more startup resources after the recent opening of the “Startup Hub” — a centralized facility offering a wide scope of programming and resources to early stage businesses.

…In addition to WTC, the hub is supported by partnerships between the Greater Green Bay Chamber; the Green Bay Wisconsin SCORE Chapter 508; the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; and the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Small Business Initiative & Entrepreneur Resource Center, and others. More via How ‘The Startup Hub’ Looks to Boost Entrepreneurship in Green Bay, via WisconsinInno.