Looking to Start Up or Move a Business to the Milwaukee Area?
If you're planning to start a new business, or relocate an existing one to the Milwaukee area, then you will find plenty of help in getting things moving. Here are some of the main local online resources which you may find useful:
Buzgate.org Global Resource Network for Small Business
Free Small Business Help in Wisconsin
Governor’s Business Plan Contest
The mission of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest is to encourage entrepreneurs in the creation, start-up and early-growth stages of high-tech businesses in Wisconsin. Participants have the chance to win seed capital, valuable services that will help them launch their businesses and a Grand Prize worth $50,000. Since its inception in 2004, more than 1,300 entries have been received and nearly $850,000 in cash and in-kind prizes has been awarded.
JSOnline: Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel Business News
Online source of articles on Wisconsin business.
Pitch Then Plan
Business plan development web site. Free resource to develop a Power Point pitch, business plan narrative and 20+ pages of financial documents to support the plan.
For Milwaukee County government, you can find plenty of information and contact details at:
There are also plenty of local advertising opportunities, other Milwaukee businesses, and online platforms where you can advertise your Milwaukee business. Here are a few places to start:
A great online resource, which brings together many different aspects of starting and running a business in Milwaukee, full of useful contacts and information including financing and local tax credit links, is the Milwaukee Business Toolbox, which you can find here:
You could also go for specialist business advice, guidance and support from a company like Action Coach, which is a local company that specifically helps people grow businesses in Milwaukee:
Don't forget the importance of getting the right legal advice and taking the necessary steps when setting up a business. You may well need sound local advice, which you can find here:
There will, of course, be many things to consider and plan when setting up a business in Milwaukee, but hopefully some of these internet links will be useful starting points to set you off in the right direction. As a vibrant and expanding city, full of opportunity and promise, many entrepreneurs and business owners continue to find great success in Milwaukee. Let's hope you will be next!