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Find the latest Small Business Development Center (SBDC) courses, classes and events inside the SBDC "Manage.".

Learn the secrets to articulating a business case for your team's innovation in our SBIR Ready Bootcamp.

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I want to start a business. Where do I start?

You can get connected right away with an SBDC consultant near you by calling the Business Answerline at (800) 940-7232 or filling out a form at

I have an innovative tech idea, but I'm not a business person. What can I do?

CTC consultants are here to help you at every step, at 608-263-7794 or You also could consider enrolling in the SBIR Ready program, a new quick course teaching students how to test their business plan and consider taking the next steps toward tech commercialization (including federal grant funding). Go to

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