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

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

WWBIC is Open for Business - Virtually

 

At this time, all WWBIC offices are closed. However, we continue to serve our communities virtually.

Click this link for resources for you and your business.

COVID-19 RESOURCESCOVID-19 LOAN PROGRAM

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 $250,000.

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) assists individuals who are interested in starting, strengthening or expanding businesses by providing direct lending, quality business and financial capability education and one-on-one technical business assistance.

Services are open to anyone but our focus is women, people of color and people of lower wealth – those most likely to face barriers in accessing financing or educational support.

MICRO BUSINESS, MACRO IMPACT.

Business Loans

We offer Wisconsin small business owners loans ranging from $1,000 to $250,000. 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 Class

Expand your education and strengthen your business

Event Date
Cup of Joe
  • May 18, 2021 8:00 am
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Let's Get Social In 30 Minutes - Social Media Advertising
  • May 19, 2021 12:00 pm
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Lunch & Learn: Veteran Procurement
  • May 20, 2021 12:00 pm
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ABC's of Business Planning
  • May 20, 2021 6:00 pm
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Banking 2.0- It's levels to this
  • May 20, 2021 6:00 pm
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Event Date
Cup of Joe
  • May 18, 2021 8:00 am
Register
Let's Get Social In 30 Minutes - Social Media Advertising
  • May 19, 2021 12:00 pm
Register
Lunch & Learn: Veteran Procurement
  • May 20, 2021 12:00 pm
View Details
ABC's of Business Planning
  • May 20, 2021 6:00 pm
Register
Banking 2.0- It's levels to this
  • May 20, 2021 6:00 pm
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

Businesses in Bloom

Yelp Milwaukee and Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) are teaming up this spring to celebrate 2021 Small Business Month, May 1 - 31. Throughout the month, we will be highlighting some of the amazing local businesses around the Greater Milwaukee...

WWBIC celebrates America Saves Week 2021

As part of America Saves Week 2021 (February 22 – February 26, 2021), we asked the WWBIC Team to share their savings goals. Watch the video below to hear from Dionne Villareal, WWBIC Milwaukee Regional Office Coordinator, and her journey to becoming a first-time...

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.”

Kait Holton

Kait Holton

Unwound

La Crosse, WI

“WWBIC makes it personal. They can see more than just your value in collateral. They were willing to work with me to find a financing solution to fit my situation.”

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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