The Fox Cities Chamber has partnered with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to expand their hours at the Chamber and have a consultant on site one day a week, according to a press release issued Thursday.
Wisconsin SBDC at UW Oshkosh now holds office hours at the Chamber every Wednesday from 8 AM to 5 PM. Business owners seeking guidance growing their small business, or those thinking of starting a business, are welcome to reach out for no-cost, confidential consulting and business education.
To schedule an appointment with an SBDC consultant, visit SBDC Office Hours at the Fox Cities Chamber (office365.com) or email SBDC@UWosh.edu.
“This collaboration expands our partnership with the Fox Cities Chamber and together allows us to better serve small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Fox Valley,” SBDC Oshkosh director Dan Brosman said in a statement. “From a one-person start-up to multiple employees, and across all industries, we can help.”
SBDC will also work with the Chamber on new programming for small businesses, ramping up offerings that are aligned with the Chamber’s mission. “Entrepreneurs and small businesses are vital to our economic growth,” Fox Cities Chamber President and CEO Becky Bartoskek said in a statement. “We want to see them succeed and provide the resources they need to do that. Working with the SBDC on site is another ‘tool’ we can offer, to help them start or grow a business.”
SBDC has assisted hundreds of small businesses across the Fox Valley to launch, obtain financing, add employees, and improve their operational efficiency. During 2022 alone, the local center assisted more than 260 Fox Valley area businesses to obtain nearly $5.4 million in financing, according to the press release.
Additionally, if Wednesdays don’t meet an entrepreneur’s schedule, the SBDC also holds office hours at the Fox Cities Chamber on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 8 AM to 12 PM. These appointments can be made by visiting SBDC Office Hours at the Fox Cities Chamber (office365.com) or calling (920) 424-1456 or email SBDC@UWosh.edu.