About WWBIC

What We Care About

WWBIC is a leading innovative statewide economic development corporation that’s been “Putting Dreams to Work” since 1987.

We open 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 financial training.

We focus on individuals who face barriers in accessing traditional financing or resources in pursuit of their dreams and economic well-being … in particular women, people of color, veterans, rural and lower wealth individuals.

Every day we work hard to achieve our social goal of improving the economic well-being of individuals by advancing inclusive entrepreneurship and facilitating self-sufficiency strategies.

WWBIC is an equal opportunity provider.

Opportunity & Hope

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) has provided business loans and access to fair and responsible capital, quality business and financial wellness training, and one-on-one coaching since 1987. WWBIC’s impact is seen through the many entrepreneurs, business owners and individuals whom we assist. Our work and support put your business dreams to work.

Every day we are inspired to improve the economic well-being of our fellow residents. While we care about everyone, we focus our efforts on those underserved in the financial market which includes women, veterans, rural, low-wealth and people of color.

Loaned over $90 Million

Helped 8,413 entrepreneurs create or retain 12,790

Assisted 70,795 Clients

Coached 238 individuals & families in purchasing their own homes through our matched saving program

Click here to view our statistics for 2021.

Our team of 73 staff members and 316 volunteers work to ensure that business owners have what they need to be successful.

women-owned business

Our Vision

Job Title: Business Owner

Since our inception, WWBIC’s mission has never wavered. We remain committed to providing:

  • Quality Business Training
  • Small Business Consulting/Coaching
  • Access to Capital

Our purpose remains clear:

  • Train, counsel, advise and mentor small and micro-businesses throughout Wisconsin.
  • Promote economic development through individual personal and financial growth.
  • Encourage and support self-employment as a means to self-sufficiency.
  • Create, expand, and diversify business initiatives through technical assistance and the access to capital.

WWBIC is an Aeris-rated CDFI

Since 2012, WWBIC has been rated by Aeris, the nationally-recognized information service for community investors. Aeris provides comprehensive, third-party assessments of community development financial institution (CDFI) loan fund financial strength, performance, and impact.

In 2022, WWBIC was re-rated and demonstrated an improved performance. To learn more about Aeris or to purchase WWBIC’s rating, click here.

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