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Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center at River Falls:   The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at River Falls is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted education training programs.  Whether you are contemplating the start of a business or already own and manage one, the SBDC is an invaluable resource.  Our consultants are paid professionals with extensive, practical experience and advanced training in areas such as marketing, finance, operations and business planning - plus many have been business owners themselves.  Let us know how we can help.

The Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP), offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW campuses statewide, provides the tools you need for business idea testing and business model improvement. Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, the course serves those who are considering starting a business, owners of existing businesses and those who want to grow their companies.

The ten week Spring Entrepreneurial Training Program begins February 12, 2019 at our Hudson Campus.

Click on the Classes for Entrepreneurs button below for more information.

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Katherine Fossler
Small Business Consultant

Danielle Campeau

Danielle Campeau
Director Center for Innovation and Business Development


Julie Fronmueller
Coordinator of External Relations and Business Development



Phone: 715-425-0620

Located in the St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center

1091 Sutherland Ave.

River Falls, WI  54011


No Cost Business Consulting in Balsam Lake

The Small Business Development Center at UW-River Falls is teaming up with  UW-Extension Polk County  to offer no-cost small business consulting at the Polk County Government Center in Balsam Lake.  The confidential, 50-minute consulting sessions are for individuals who want to start a business and need guidance, or for business owners who want advice on growing their business. Small business owners can also get advice on borrowing money or creating a loan package.  Get more information or make an appointment by calling the UW-Extension office at 715-485-8600.