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
ABC's of Business Planning
  • September 23, 2021 12:00 pm
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Get Your Money Up 2.0
  • September 23, 2021 6:00 pm
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Cashflow, Cashflow, Cashflow!
  • September 25, 2021 9:00 am
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Entrepreneurial Playbooks – Business Structure That Makes Sense Session #2
  • September 27, 2021 5:30 pm
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VIRTUAL Strong Women, Strong Coffee
  • September 28, 2021 8:00 am
Register
Event Date
ABC's of Business Planning
  • September 23, 2021 12:00 pm
Register
Get Your Money Up 2.0
  • September 23, 2021 6:00 pm
Register
Cashflow, Cashflow, Cashflow!
  • September 25, 2021 9:00 am
Register
Entrepreneurial Playbooks – Business Structure That Makes Sense Session #2
  • September 27, 2021 5:30 pm
Register
VIRTUAL Strong Women, Strong Coffee
  • September 28, 2021 8:00 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

The City of Oshkosh Micro Enterprise Program

The Oshkosh Micro Enterprise Program is focused on existing micro enterprises located in the corporate limits of the City of Oshkosh that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a forgivable loan program and qualified micro enterprises are eligible for a...

WWBIC 2021 Annual Celebration

WWBIC is very pleased to invite you again to join us this year for WWBIC’s annual showcase, “The Next Vintage: Cultivating a Legacy.” Join us Nov. 4th for the return of our in-person event with a NEW happy hour afternoon format.

Apply now for the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program

Apply now for the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program. Take advantage of this opportunity! Apply for BMO’s Celebrating Women Grant Program. Eight women-owned businesses will each receive a $10,000 grant to help grow their businesses while focusing on sustainability....

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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