Business Education and Assistance
Technical Assitance Resources
Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights
Wisconsin is blessed with an extensive network of educational resources to fill the
gaps in your knowledge base. All current and future business owners should take full advantage of the following educational assistance resources.
Training, Counseling and Programs
WI Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) One-to-one counseling, workshops and programs, special initiatives, etc.
Classes and seminar schedules Financial management, record keeping, accounting, etc.
Find the SBDC in your county Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network Provides integrated statewide support to entrepreneurs in all industries and development stages through one of 50 access points.
Waukesha County Technical College Small Business Center
Small Business Services (SBA)
eCommerce, on-line courses, on-line business counseling, etc.
WI Home-Based Business Association
U.S. Business Advisor
Offers training, counseling, financial advice, information on agencies, etc.
While numerous consultants and firms in the private sector offer technical assistance, there are also resources within the public sector to assist you.
Keep in mind that some of these resources are general, not all specific to Wisconsin.
Programs for Disadvantaged Entrepreneurs
Area Development Managers Assits business expansions, help local development organizations with federal, state and regional resources.
Wisconsin Association of Small Business Incubators
Provides small, entrepreneurial businesses with affordable space, shared support, and business development services such as financing, marketing, and management.
Wisconsin Minority Business Program
Nonprofit Business Assistance Program
Wisconsin Better Business Bureau
Company reports, file a complaint, become a member, etc.
Wisconsin Association of Certified Public Accountants
American Marketing Association - Wisconsin chapter
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Resource
National Association of Small Business
American Association of Home-Based Businesses
International Trade Administration
Acquaint yourself with
Wisconsin State Business Services for start-up and expanding businesses: filing,
forms and fees, permits, licenses, etc.
Compliance with IRS tax guidelines is extremely important to the long-term success of your business.
Familiarize yourself with various IRS publications and services for small business.
Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Property Tax Exemption
If you feel you need legal help, do not hesitate to
consult your attorney.
The following resources can help you protect your business idea or a new product you developed,
protect your business name, logo, slogan, and much more.