Business Assistance

Greater Oshkosh is the first stop for businesses of all shapes and sizes in the greater Oshkosh area looking to reach their maximum potential. Our dedicated staff will help connect you to the right partners and provide top-notch, professional business assistance while keeping your goals top of mind.

Business Success Center

The Business Success Center (BSC) is a consulting firm unlike any other. We unite local businesses with university resources—faculty experts, student interns, research facilities and a booming survey center—to deliver customized, cost-effective solutions for your organization’s challenges.

Our goal is to provide solutions that drive economic growth in our community by providing value to students, faculty and the university.

Learn more about how the BSC can help you.

Small Business Development Center

Whether you want help starting, managing or growing a business, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Oshkosh is your business resource.

The SBDC at UW-Oshkosh is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, professional, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs. Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies, as well as help launch successful enterprises.

SBDC consultants work with you to support your success as you start, manage or grow your business. Consulting is available in-person, via email, by telephone and by web or video conference.

Learn More about the SBDC

Venture Center

Just like roots, the Venture Center’s connections run deep. With over 15 years of nurturing ideas into business plans, the positive impact on our communities is very visible. Are you the next entrepreneur or enterprise to claim your stake on the map? Connect with us to discover just how easy it is to get growing.

Learn more about Venture Center programs and assistance


SCORE is a volunteer group of retired men and women who provide the small business community with high-quality management information and assistance by means of FREE one-on-one counseling. It is associated with the U.S. Small Business Administration as a resource partner.

Learn more about SCORE

City of Oshkosh Business Guide

Looking to start a business or expand your business in Oshkosh? The City of Oshkosh has a step-by-step guide to help you do just that. This Business Guide provides a comprehensive list of our most valuable resources.

City of Oshkosh Business Guide

Funding Programs & Organizations

Leverage support from the State and other providers that’s available for entrepreneurs. Use the following resources to find grants, loans and assistance: