The Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship (IBE) helps entrepreneurs, businesses, and economic development professionals across the state to achieve their goals through expert consulting, educational resources and training, technical assistance, economic reports, and a dynamic statewide network.

Through our four distinct program units, IBE helps Wisconsin businesses perform at their highest levels. We help ideas and innovators succeed. We’re Wisconsin’s hub for specialized resources — many at no cost — to help business owners grow.

  1. The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC), serves and supports startups and existing businesses in every county in Wisconsin. The SBDC offers consulting, education, and referrals to other needed business resources
  2. The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) guides small businesses and innovators as they develop innovative products, connect to investors across Wisconsin, and apply for federal funding. Support is given through programming, counseling, and funding support.
  3. The Food Finance Institute (FFI) leverages and supports a collaborative network of professionals focused on building and funding profitable businesses in the food, beverage, and value-added agriculture sector.
  4. The Business Dynamics Research Consortium (BDRC) reports economic trends, dating back to 1998, by industry and establishment, for each geographic region in Wisconsin.