Through consulting, education and data analysis, the Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship serves Wisconsin’s aspiring, new and established small businesses to improve performance and increase capabilities for success. We follow a collaborative model, working with local organizations and other institutions to best serve clients across all of our program areas.


Whether you are planning a new business or are a long-time entrepreneur, Business & Entrepreneurship is proud to help connect Wisconsin’s businesses through our wide-reaching programs.

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center

The nationally accredited network of Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) supports entrepreneurs at any stage through no-cost, confidential consulting and business education.

Center for Technology Commercialization

The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) works with innovators, inventors and researchers to bring new technologies to market by navigating the process of commercialization and maximizing access to competitive funding sources.

Food Finance Institute

The Food Finance Institute supports a collaborative network of professionals focused on building and funding profitable businesses in the food, beverage and value-added agriculture sector.

Center for Business Intelligence

The Center for Business Intelligence (CBI) converts the power of data, research and technology into decision-making tools for business owners.

Business Dynamics Research Consortium

The Business Dynamics Research Consortium (BDRC) compiles multiple data sets to track performance and growth factors for more than 144 million businesses across the United States. BDRC’s comprehensive data tool can be easily accessed by local economic development professionals to diversify their markets and to tailor their business development strategies/services based on current and anticipated needs.