June 26, 2019

UW-Superior Small Business Development Center honored as Center of the Year

The UW-Superior Small Business Development Center and director Andy Donahue have earned statewide recognition for 100 percent client satisfaction and meeting goals for the past three years. Donahue is pictured with SBDC associate outreach specialist Emily Schoenborn.

The UW-Superior Small Business Development Center and director Andy Donahue have earned statewide recognition for 100 percent client satisfaction and meeting goals for the past three years. Donahue is pictured with SBDC associate outreach specialist Emily Schoenborn.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior Small Business Development Center and director Andrew Donahue have earned statewide recognition for 100 percent client satisfaction and meeting goals for the past three years.

“It is an honor to be recognized amongst our peers and to receive the SBDC Excellence and Innovation Center Award,” said Donahue . “Supporting and celebrating our regional entrepreneurs is truly rewarding and we continue to see the economic impact that they bring to their communities.”

UW-Superior SBDC was chosen by its peers to be the nominee for Wisconsin's 2020 Small Business Development Center of Excellence and Innovation Award. In 2018, the center’s consulting assisted 81 clients, leading to 10 new businesses, 64 new jobs and $4.19 million in capital investment. SBDC help businesses start, manage and grow through no-cost, confidential consulting and business education.

This award will be presented by the Wisconsin district of the U.S. Small Business Administration and officially celebrated during National Small Business Week at the annual SCORE/SBA Small Business Awards Breakfast taking place May 2020.

In 2018, the 13 Wisconsin SBDC centers provided confidential, no-cost consulting to 2,944 clients, leading to 256 new businesses, 906 new and retained jobs, and more than $101 million in capital investment.

The UW-Superior Small Business Development Center and director Andy Donahue have earned statewide recognition for 100 percent client satisfaction and meeting goals for the past three years. Donahue is pictured with SBDC associate outreach specialist Emily Schoenborn.

The UW-Superior Small Business Development Center and director Andy Donahue have earned statewide recognition for 100 percent client satisfaction and meeting goals for the past three years. Donahue is pictured with SBDC associate outreach specialist Emily Schoenborn.

About the Wisconsin SBDC Network

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and business education. Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies and help launch successful new enterprises. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin System Administration under the Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship.

About the Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations.

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