Visit the Department of Workforce Development Public Information webpage for information regarding unemployment benefits and other frequently asked questions.

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a plethera of resources for businesses to plan, launch, manage and grow their businesses including technical assistance available at their Small Business Development Centers on college and university campuses across the country and work with local lenders to provide loan products and services. To find an SBA lender near you, visit the Wisconsin Bankers Association website.

Statewide Certified Development Companies

The mission of WBD is “to assist small businesses in gaining access to capital in order to grow their businesses, create jobs and build communities.” Since 1981, they have helped more than 2,500 businesses in their service territory by providing and servicing SBA loan products.

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) provides women, people of color, veterans and low-income individuals interested in starting, strengthening or expanding businesses with tools and resources to increase financial capability such as capital, one-on-one technical business assistance and education. Their South Central office is located in Madison, WI. For more information, please visit their website.


The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) provides free business mentoring services for for-profit and non-profit businesses. The West Central Wisconsin & UP of Michigan SCORE Chapter is ready to help you whether you’re just planning your business venture or are looking to take it to the next level.