Supporting entrepreneurs & “Putting Dreams to Work” since 1987.

Supporting entrepreneurs & “Putting Dreams to Work” since 1987.

Start or Grow Your Business

Many entrepreneurs are looking for resources and expert advice to help launch & grow their businesses. At WWBIC, we can assist through our over 400 workshops offered each year.

Finance Your Business

We are the State’s largest microlender providing access to fair capital for business start-ups and expansions. WWBIC makes loans to small and micro businesses up to $350,000.

Strengthen Your Finances

Financial planning is not just for the wealthy. We all need to manage our finances effectively and WWBIC can help. We offer Education & coaching to build life-changing money skills.

Who We Are

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) opens the doors of opportunity by providing underserved individuals who are interested in starting, strengthening or expanding businesses with access to critical resources such as responsible financial products and quality business and personal finance training.

We focus on individuals who face barriers in accessing business financing and training support, including women, people of color, veterans, and lower-wealth individuals.

Since 2012, WWBIC has been rated by Aeris, the nationally-recognized information service for community investors. Aeris provides a comprehensive, third-party assessment of community development financial institution (CDFI) loan fund fiscal strength, performance, and impact. In 2022, WWBIC was re-rated and demonstrated an improved performance. WWBIC is pleased with our new rating of A-***. This rating represents an upgrade over our prior rating, reflecting organization improvements that were initiated as a result of our first rating. Our new rating also provides meaningful comprehensive information to make enhancements to our programs and processes.

MICRO BUSINESS, MACRO IMPACT.

Business Loans

We offer Wisconsin small business owners loans ranging from $1,000 to $350,000. Loan funds may be used for start-up capital, inventory and equipment, business expansion, working capital and business support. All borrowers receive one-on-one small business coaching from our team of small business consultants.

Take a Training Session

Increase your knowledge and strengthen your business

Event Date
Funds in Motion: Money in and Money Out
  • April 16, 2024 6:00 pm
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Strong Women, Strong Coffee feat Erin Slutsky
  • April 17, 2024 9:30 am
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Discover Which Business Structure is Right for You
  • April 17, 2024 12:00 pm
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Strong Women, Strong Joe - Featuring Heather Rizzo and Lance Schaefer
  • April 18, 2024 8:30 am
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Strong Women, Strong Coffee featuring Misty Lown
  • April 18, 2024 9:00 am
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Event Date
Funds in Motion: Money in and Money Out
  • April 16, 2024 6:00 pm
Register
Strong Women, Strong Coffee feat Erin Slutsky
  • April 17, 2024 9:30 am
Register
Discover Which Business Structure is Right for You
  • April 17, 2024 12:00 pm
Register
Strong Women, Strong Joe - Featuring Heather Rizzo and Lance Schaefer
  • April 18, 2024 8:30 am
Register
Strong Women, Strong Coffee featuring Misty Lown
  • April 18, 2024 9:00 am
Register

Support Small Business

WWBIC’s many endeavors would not be possible without the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations. Donations of time, items and finances are significant in helping us meet the needs of the communities we serve.

News & Events

2023 WWBIC Annual Luncheon

WWBIC works hard every day expanding economic equity and empowering individuals as business owners. Our annual celebration, “The Cities of Our State,” is two-fold in nature, with a small business market followed by a luncheon and program.

Client Testimonials

Stephanie Sarr

Stephanie Sarr

Savanna Beauty Supply

Madison, WI

“WWBIC connects small business owners like myself with others, successfully creating a community of connection.”

Bennie & Angela Smith

Bennie & Angela Smith

Daddy's Soul Food & Grille (Veteran Owned Business)

Milwaukee, WI

“WWBIC was the fuel behind our dream, we had the idea, we had the drive, but WWBIC believed in us and provided the funds to put it into place.”

Businesses We Have Served

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