Best Small Business Resources in the Green Bay Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Wisconsin has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Green Bay area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Green Bay

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2701 Larsen Road
Green Bay, WI 54303


Advance Business & Manufacturing Center Incubator

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Coworking
  • Product Development

Description

This business incubator offers an industrial space suitable for light manufacturing or distribution, flexible office space, and on-site business assistance through partnered organizations like SCORE and SBDC. The organization also offers access to a microloan program and skilled tradesmen through the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The manufacturing space offers private loading bays, high voltage power, and designated parking.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2701 Larsen Rd
Green Bay, WI 54303
920-496-2110
incubator@greatergbc.org


Artisan & Business Center

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Product Development

Offers Free Service

Description

This center focuses on artistic business endeavors, offering classes and workshops to community members interested in learning more about a particular craft. They also specialize in offering technical and business training to artisans looking to start a small business centered around their craft. This center is run by the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and offers programs for a variety of needs, as well as open studio time for a nominal fee.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1417 Cedar St.
Green Bay, WI 54302
920-544-5018
artisan.center@nwtc.edu


Brown County Culinary Kitchen

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Product Development

Description

The Brown County Culinary Kitchen is a nonprofit, collaborative effort between several local organizations. The kitchen is licensed for commercial use and offers mixers, stoves, ovens, and large steel work tables. The kitchen also offers business assistance regarding things like pricing, labeling, and financial resources. A manager on staff can provided one-on-one assistance with culinary or business related help.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2900 Curry Lane
Green Bay, WI 54311
920-496-9010
incubator@greatergbc.org


Docking Station

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking

Description

Docking Station is a coworking space in Green Bay offering a variety of membership levels, including everything from hot-desks up to private offices. Amenities include reservable conference rooms, 24/7 access for members, and events. The space is conveniently located just a block from the Fox River.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

111 N Broadway, Suite B
Green Bay, WI 54303
920-241-3625
info@thedockingstation.net

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 8 am - 5 pm


Green Bay SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.