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 $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, minorities 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
How to Stretch Your Tax Refund
  • May 25, 2019 12:00 pm
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Women in Business - Founders Panel
  • May 28, 2019 6:00 pm
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¿Qué puede hacer WWBIC para uste?
  • May 29, 2019 6:00 pm
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The Power of QuickBooks Level 1
  • June 1, 2019 9:00 am
Register
Certificación para negocios minoritarios y de mujeres
  • June 1, 2019 10:00 am
Register
Event Date
How to Stretch Your Tax Refund
  • May 25, 2019 12:00 pm
Register
Women in Business - Founders Panel
  • May 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Register
¿Qué puede hacer WWBIC para uste?
  • May 29, 2019 6:00 pm
Register
The Power of QuickBooks Level 1
  • June 1, 2019 9:00 am
Register
Certificación para negocios minoritarios y de mujeres
  • June 1, 2019 10:00 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

Wisconsin CDFIs Gather for CDFI Day

Wisconsin’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) gathered in Madison on Tuesday, April 16 for the third Annual CDFI Day at the Capitol. Certified by the US Department of the Treasury, these 22 organizations are charged with lending in under-served...

WWBIC Attends WI Women in CDFIs Event

On March 25th, WWBIC attended the quarterly meeting of Wisconsin Women in CDFIs, hosted in Madison at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Four guest speakers spoke on the topic "What does the Wisconsin economic climate hold for us in the next year?". The speakers included:...

WWBIC Announces Newly Elected Board Officers

WWBIC (The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation) welcomes a slate of new Board Officers for 2019. Karin Gale (Schenck SC) will now serve as WWBIC’s Chairperson, taking the role from Past Chair Michael McDonagh (Mallery & Zimmerman).

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.”

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