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Dane County Office of Workforce & Economic Development

Starting a Business

Thinking about starting a business in Dane County? Use these resources below to take your idea from scribbles on a napkin to real life.

WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN

US Small Business Administration

UW Small Business Development Center

975 University Ave, Suite 3260
Madison, WI 53706

  • (608) 265-3051
    (800) 940-7232

Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network

UW-Extension Building
432 N. Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706-1496

  • ph: (608) 263-3315
    fx: (608) 263-7830

FINANCING

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation

2300 S. Park St, Suite 103
Madison, WI 53713

info@wwbic.com

  • (608) 257-5450

Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network

UW-Extension Building
432 N. Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706-1496

  • ph: (608) 263-3315
    fx: (608) 263-7830

View additional Financing Resources

OTHER RESOURCES

FDIC Small Business Resource Toll-free Hotline

(855) 334-2249

Small Business Advisory Council

SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives)
Counselors to America's Small Business

MG&E Business Center
505 S. Rosa Rd
Madison, WI 53719

chair@scoremadison145.org

  • (608) 441-2820

Sector 67

2100 Winnebago St.
Madison, WI

  • 608-241-4605

UW School of Business Small Business Development Center & Technology Business Institute

975 University Ave, Suite 3260
Madison, WI 53706

sbdc@bus.wisc.edu

  • (608) 263-7680
    (800) 940-7232

UW Madison Continuing Studies

21 N. Park Street, 7th floor
Madison, WI 53706

info@dcs.wisc.edu

  • (608) 262-1156

UW Madison Center for Cooperatives

427 Lorch Street
Madison, WI 53706-1503

  • ph: (608) 262-3981
    fx: (608) 262-3251

Wisconsin Business Wizard

Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network

UW-Extension Building
432 N. Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706-1496

  • ph: (608) 263-3315
    fx: (608) 263-7830