Wisconsin Business Development

  • Financial Services & Banking
100 River Place, Suite 1
Monona, WI 53716
(608) 819-0390
608-819-0393 (fax)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday
  • About

    Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corp. was formed to assist small businesses in gaining access to capital in order to grow their businesses, provide job opportunities, and inspire their communities.

    The cornerstone of WBD's success is the delivery of the SBA 504 product. Sold nationwide exclusively by not-for-profit Certified Development Companies (CDC), the SBA 504 loan fulfills the U.S. Small Business Administration?s (SBA) public policy objective to support small businesses and create jobs in our communities through long-term, fixed-rate financing.

    In addition to the SBA product, we provide consulting and loan packaging services to banks and borrowers. This allows lenders access to other government sponsored lending programs without the investment in training. This program allows small businesses access to working capital and restructuring solutions. WBD?s expertise with the SBA 7(a) and Community Reinvestment Fund programs, along with other national, state, and local programs, proves valuable for projects that need more than fixed asset financing.

    Since 1982, WBD has helped fund over 2000 businesses in Wisconsin and produced projects in 69 of 72 Wisconsin counties. This past year, WBD rose to become the 9th largest producer out of the 254 CDCs in the U.S. WBD participated in projects with over 100 Wisconsin lenders and served as an integral hub in every project. Additionally, WBD bridged the constant need for access to capital markets while keeping the interests of the lender, the SBA, and more importantly the small business at the forefront.

    What Others Have Said

    • Kudos to the Chamber and the Small Business Advisory Council for the creation of the Road Construction Survival Guide. It connects the affected businesses with the city departments and the construction company in charge. The regular meetings and contact with the correct people makes a huge difference in coping.

      Teena Browder, Cork ‘n Bottle
    • My small business has a voice in local politics with the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, I have a voice here. We’re all business people and we look at the bottom line. The return on investment from my Chamber membership and the advocacy it provides is far above what I get from other organizations.

      Tim Lightner, Owner, Two Men and a Truck
    • The Chamber has worked tirelessly to promote the interests of the local business community, and to create and preserve the conditions that allow businesses to thrive, for the good of the entire community. I can think of no organization that is better equipped to guide us through this time than the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, and we all owe it our full support, to our mutual benefit.

      David Stark, President, Stark Company Realtors
    • The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce has been an excellent resource for my small business. The Chamber provides multiple channels for business awareness, networking opportunities and helpful educational programs. Being a member of the Chamber has really made a difference in helping expand my business visibility, growth and development in Dane County.

      John Vardallas, CAE, Founder/CEO, The American BoomeR Consulting Group