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Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs Welcome

Madison is where innovators launch their ideas and leaders find their footing. The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce wants to help you get started on the right path to launch your business venture. We have access to countless resources to help you take the first step toward your dream.

(608) 256-8348


UW-Madison Small Business Development Center

Questions along the journey toward business ownership? The UW-Madison Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can provide the answers you need. Its free answer line will get you started to grow your business. It also has a range of business courses.



Entrepreneurs’ Toolkit

Everything an innovator wants and needs in one spot. The Wisconsin Technology Council’s Entrepreneurs’ Toolkit is an extensive set of resources for entrepreneurs seeking to establish and build their businesses.

(608) 442-7557


Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation

Small business owners this is the resource for you. Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) is a statewide economic development organization providing business education and financing to Wisconsin entrepreneurs and small business owners — both men and women — with “an emphasis on women, people of color and people of lower wealth and incomes.”

(608) 257-5450



Experience is invaluable. That’s why the advice from SCORE is priceless. SCORE is a group of retired executives dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Its business counselors are available free of charge to provide support and guidance to prospective entrepreneurs.

(608) 441-2820