Start-up Road Map of Available Service

Pre-Start-up 

  • Business Idea
  • Small Business/Entrepreneur Self-Assessment

Market Research

  • Attractions Business and Industrial Parks
  • Demographics
  • Global Market Intelligence
  • Schools and Universities

Business Feasibility

Assistance, Mentoring, and Training

  • Assist Commercial Loan Applications
  • Buying a business
  • Entrepreneurs Toolkit
  • Entreprenueiral Training Program
  • Expanding a business
  • Export Assistance – Exportech
  • Financial management
  • General Assistance
  • Growth management
  • Marketing
  • Negotiating
  • One-on-one assistance
  • Seed Accelerator Program
  • Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
  • Starting a business

Forming an Advisory Team

Business Planning 

  • Business Planning
  •  Business Plan Development
  • NxLevel

Legal Structure and Business Name 

  • Legal Matters

Financing 

  • 504 Loan Program
  • 7(a) Loan Program
  • Angel Investors
  • Assistance and guarantees for loans
  • Brownfield Program grant funds
  • Business Lender
  • Business Opportunity Loan
  • Capacity Building Grants (Comp ED Planning)
  • Capital Catalyst Seed Financing
  • Center for Technology Commercialization Micro-grants
  • Clean Energy Revolving Loan Fund
  • Direct Leanding Programs
  • EDA Revolving Loan Fund
  • Greater Wisconsin Fund
  • Industrial Revenue Bonds
  • KIVA Zip (Crowdfunding)
  • Local Revolving Loan Fund
  • Micro Loan Fund
  • S3 Funding Program (start-seed-scale)
  • SBIR Matching Grant Program
  • Small Business Innovation Research Program Grant
  • Small Business Technology Transfer Program Grant
  • Special Project Loan Funds
  • Technology Development Loan
  • Technology Enterprise Fund
  • Venture Capital
  • Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation

Site Selection

  • Available Buildings
  • Brownfield Program
  • Business and Industrial Parks
  • Certified Sites

Licensing, Permits, and Zoning

Tax Requirements 

  • Tax Law and Accounting

Insurance Requirements

Employer Responsibility

Leverage Incentives

  • Development Zone Tax Credit
  • Economic Development Tax Credits
  • Jobs Tax Credits
  • Manfacturing and Agriculture Credit
  • Qualified New Business Venture – Tax Credit
  • Tax Credits
  • Tax Exemptions

Hire Workforce 

  • Training Grants
  • Wisconsin Promise

Programs for Government and Communities to support ED 

  • Board of Commissioner of Public Lands – Loan Program
  • Brownfield Site Assessment Grant
  • Capacity Building Grants (Comp ED Planning)
  • Certified Sites
  • Community Development Investment Grant
  • Connect Communities
  • Downtown Façade Loan Fund
  • Forward Community Investment Loan Programs
  • Historic Preservation Tax Credit
  • Idle Industrial Site Redvelopment Program
  • Main Street Program
  • Qualified Rehabilitated Buildings Program
  • Wisconsin DNR Safe Drinking Water Loan Program