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The following agencies can assist emerging and/or existing small business with financial and technical assistance.  Please note, as a courtesy, we have offered many links to other websites and are not responsible for the content or the availability of these sites.

 


 

Kiva Zip is a non-profit organization that supports small businesses and entrepreneurs with crowdfunded 0% interest capital up to $10K. Evaluation is based on entrepreneurs' character and their credit worthiness established through their network. These loans are ‘crowd-funded’ by individual lenders on the Kiva Zip website connecting entrepreneurs with dozens of lenders who can be potential customers and brand ambassadors. 

First time borrowers on Kiva Zip have the opportunity to obtain a 0% interest loan up to $5,000.  With successfull repayment, borrowers have the opportunity to obtain a 0% interest loan at the maximum amount of $10,000.

For more information visit: borrowers.kivazip.org or contact Kiva Zip's Milwaukee representative Gabriel Mekbib at gabriel.mekbib@fellows.kiva.org

 


 

Business Consulting

Milwaukee Enterprise Center
Small Business Incubator
2821 N. 4th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 372-3936      
Fax: (414) 227-4152
Prism Technical
Business and Management Consulting
Contact: Lafayette L. Crump
6114 West Capitol Dr. Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53216
Phone: (414)847-0990
Fax: (414)847-0992
Email: lcrump@prismtechnical.com
Website: www.prismtechnical.com

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Business Counseling Assistance
310 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 425
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 297-3942          
Fax: 297-1377
Email: SCORE.28@scorevolunteer.org
Website: http://www.scoresewisconsin.org/

Small Business Development Center
Business Coaching and Technical Assistance
Contact: Kathy Orr
161 W. Wisconsin Ave. Suite 6000
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 227-3105       
Fax: (414) 227-3142
Email: kathyorr@uwm.edu
Website: www.sce-sbdc.uwm.edu

Small Business Development Center - UWM
Classes and Business Counseling
Contact: Tim Peterson, Director
161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 6000
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 227-3240                       
Fax: (414) 227-3142
Email: sbdc@uwm.edu
Website: www.sce-sbdc.uwm.edu

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
Business Development Assistance
201 W. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (855) 469-4249
Website: http://inwisconsin.com

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp. (WWBIC)
Training, Lending, Business Education, Incubator Program, Incubator Networking
2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 263-5450
Fax: (414) 263-5456
Website: www.wwbic.com

 

 

Financial Assistance

Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF)
Business Loans
801 Nicollet Mall, Suite 1700 West
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
Phone: (800) 475-3050
Fax: (612) 338-3236
Website: www.crfusa.com

Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation
Business Loans and Grants
809 N. Broadway, Room 104
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 286-5840    
Fax: (414) 286-5778

Website: http://www.medconline.com/

Small Business Administration (Wisconsin Office)
Financial and Technical Assistance
Contact: Eric Ness
310 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 580W
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 297-3941        
Fax: (414) 297-1377
Email: Eric.Ness@sba.gov
Website: www.sba.gov

Taxpayer Education & Communication
Office of Internal Revenue Service
Small Business Self- Employed Div- IRS
Start-up Business Packets and Tax Assistance
Contact: Roy Block
211 W. Wisconsin Avenue
39-02108
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
Phone: (414) 231-2156       
Fax: (414) 231-2143
Website: www.irs.gov

 

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corp. (WWBIC)
Training, Lending, Business Education, Incubator Program, Incubator Networking
2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 263-5450
Fax: (414) 263-5456
Website: www.wwbic.com

 

 

 

Technical Assistance

Small Business Administration (Wisconsin Office)
Financial and Technical Assistance
Contact: Eric Ness
310 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 580W
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 297-3941        
Fax: (414) 297-1377
Email: Eric.Ness@sba.gov
Website: www.sba.gov

Small Business Development Center
Business Coaching and Technical Assistance
Contact: Kathy Orr
161 W. Wisconsin Ave. Suite 6000
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 227-3105       
Fax: (414) 227-3142
Email: kathyorr@uwm.edu
Website: www.sce-sbdc.uwm.edu

 

Workforce Development

Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board
Contact: Earl Buford, President/CEO
2338 N. 27th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53210
Phone: (414) 270-1700
Fax: (414) 225-2375
Email: dsykes@milwjobs.com
Website: http://milwaukeewib.org/

 WRTP/BIG STEP (Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership)
Contact: Rhandi Berth
3841 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone: (414)937-3600
Fax: (414) 342-3546
Email: rberth@wrtp.org

 

Certifying Agencies

Milwaukee County Community Business Development Partners (CBDP)
DOT/DBE Certification
Contact: Rick Norris, Director
2711 W. Wells Street, Room 830
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone: (414) 278-4747
Fax: (414) 223-1958
Website: www.county.milwaukee.gov/cbdp
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD)
SBE/VBE/WBE/MBE Certifications
260 W. Seeboth Street
Milwaukee, WI  53204
Phone: (414) 272-5100
E-mail: swmbe@mmsd.com
Website: http://www.mmsd.com/procurement/swmbe
State of Wisconsin Department of Administration Supplier Diversity MBE/WBE/DVB Certification
Contact: Godwin A. Amegashie, Director
101 E. Wilson Street, 6th Floor
 P. O. Box 7970
Madison, WI 53707
Phone: (608) 267-9550       
Fax: (608) 267-0600
Email: DOABDMBD@wisconsin.gov
Website: http://www.doa.state.wi.us/Divisions/Enterprise-Operations/Supplier-Diversity-Program
State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
DBE Certification
Contact: Rosalind Roberson
6150 W. Fond du Lac Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53218
Phone: (414) 438-4583
Fax: (414) 438-5389
E-mail: Rosalind.roberson@dot.wi.gov
Website: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/business/engrserv/dbe-main.htm

 

Professional Organizations

African American Contractors Association (Milwaukee Chapter)
Contact: Victory Simmons
Phone: (414)731-5666
Fax: (414) 267-2421
Email: victory.44construction@yahoo.com

The Business Council
Contact Person:  Cassandra Flagg
756 N. Milwaukee Street, 4th Floor
Milwaukee, WI  53202
Phone:  414-287-4108
Fax:  414-271-7753
E-Mail:   cflagg@mmac.org     
Website: www.mmac.org/tbc

Milwaukee Urban League
435 W. North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 374- 5850      
Fax: (414) 562-8620
Email: tmalone@tmul.org

Website: http://www.tmul.org/

National Association of Minority Contractors (Wisconsin Chapter)
Contact: Brian Mitchell, President
6122 N. 76th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53218
Phone: (414) 454-9475
Fax: (262) 703-5090
Website: www.namcwi.com

 

Chambers of Commerce

African American Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Dr. Eve Hall, Executive Director
633 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1001
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 462-9450  
Fax: (414) 462-9452
Email: ehall@aaccmke.org
Website: www.aaccmke.org

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin
Contact: Craig Anderson, President
10809 W. Lincoln Avenue. Suite 102
West Allis, WI 53227
Phone: (414) 604-2044 
Fax: (414) 604-2070
Email: craig@aiccw.org
Website: http://www.aiccw.org/

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin
Contact: Jorge Franco, President
1021 W. National Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Phone: (414) 643-6963  
Fax: (414) 643-6994
Email: jorge@hccw.org
Website: www.hccw.org
Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Charles V. Vang, Executive Director
3616 W. National Avenue, Ste. 99
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Phone: (414) 645-8828
Fax: (414) 649-8115
Email: charles@hmongchamber.org
Website: www.hmongchamber.org

Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce
Ruben Hopkins, Chairman/CEO
3020 W. Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone: 414-306-6460
Fax: 414-933-1652
Email: info@twbcc.com
Website: www.twbcc.com

 

 

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City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 606
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

414-286-5553
osbd@milwaukee.gov

 

   

Manager

Nikki Purvis 

414-286-5553
nikki.purvis@milwaukee.gov


Michelle Kaczmarowski
Contract Compliance Officer
414-286-3507
michelle.kaczmarowski@milwaukee.gov


Dontreal Teague
Business Analyst
414-286-3916
dontreal.teague@milwaukee.gov 


Maribel Aguilar
Business Analyst
414-286-8749
maribel.aguilar@milwaukee.gov