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Small Business Development Center

Small Business Development Center

UW-River Falls SBDC Wins Award


The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Director Danielle Campeau have been recognized for extraordinary improvements in client outreach by the Wisconsin District of the U.S. Small Business Adminstration (SBA).

The UWRF SBDC received the Wisconsin 2019 Small Business Development Center of Excellence and Innovation Award for significantly improving the center’s role in the state’s small business economic impact. Since 2016, Campeau, Associate Director Katherine Fossler and Julie Fronmueller, coordinator of external relations and business development, built critical strategic economic development partnerships and more than doubled their client base.  In 2018, the center  consulted with 126 clients leading to 22 new businesses, 48 new jobs and $3.5 million in capital investment.

“It is an honor to be recognized for the work we do supporting local entrepreneurs and small businesses,” Campeau said. “Helping businesses grow and seeing the resulting economic impact are truly rewarding.”


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 Fall Entrepreneurial Training Program begins September 10, 2019 at our Hudson Campus.

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

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Funded in part with a Cooperative Agreement with the Small Business Administration.



Katherine Fossler
Associate Director


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