Starting a Business in Wisconsin

Questions on how to start a business in Wisconsin? Check out our guide and ask our business advisors your questions on starting a business – all at no cost to you.

Our guide covers common startup concerns like; business planning, business entities, name registration, business licenses, taxes, finding financing and hiring new employees.

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Write a Business Plan

Write a Business Plan

The first step in starting a business should be planning.  Just as a home builder won’t start a project without blueprints, you shouldn’t start a…

Select a Business Entity

Select A Business Entity in Wisconsin

To start a business in Wisconsin, you will need to choose a business entity / organizational structure in order to operate.  There are four primary…

Register a Business Name

Register A Business Name / DBA In Wisconsin

Registering a business name or DBA is the next step for starting a business in Wisconsin.  The process of registering a name depends on the…

File an EIN

File for an EIN

how to get a business license

Get A Business License In Wisconsin

A frequent question we get is how to get a business license or permit in Wisconsin.  There are actually several types of licenses your business…

finding financing for a small business

Finding Financing

Obtaining financing for a small business can be a stressful and time consuming process.  Similar to getting a home loan, the bank is going to…

accounting taxes start business

Accounting & Taxes in Wisconsin

Depending on the type of business, there are a variety of taxes a business in Wisconsin to be aware of with the two of the…

new hire reporting

Hire Employees in Wisconsin

State Payroll Taxes State Income Taxes – The Wisconsin Department of Revenue outlines state income tax withholding requirements here. State Unemployment Taxes – Unemployment insurance…