May 29, 2020  
 
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  Barron, Wisconsin Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Barron, Wisconsin

Contemplating starting a business in Barron, Wisconsin? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Barron.

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Most new businesses fail, in part because the founder did not have the tenacity and/or the skills to succeed. So, before you start your business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

Because entrepreneurship is not for everyone, we recommend you do the following to help you assess whether you should move forward with starting a business:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Barron. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

Barron, Wisconsin Demographic Information

Barron has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.

To give you a better feel for Barron demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Barron.

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 249
5-9 Employees 93
10-19 Employees 57
20-49 Employees 24
50-99 Employees 15
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 3
All Barron Businesses 444

As a new Barron entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Barron for each business category. By looking at this chart, you can get a general sense for how much competition there is in the business niche that you are pursuing.

Business Type # of
Businesses
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Baked Goods Stores 1
Beauty Salons 2
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Boat Building 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Credit Unions 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Electric Power Distribution 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2
Engineering Services 1
Floor Covering Stores 1
Florists 1
Full-Service Restaurants 3
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Investigation Services 1
Janitorial Services 2
Land Subdivision 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
Logging 1
Meat Markets 1
Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing 1
Motorcycle Dealers 1
New Car Dealers 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 3
Offices of Optometrists 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 2
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Poultry Processing 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Retail Bakeries 1
Savings Institutions 1
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Testing Laboratories 1
Tire Dealers 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Veterinary Services 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1

Naming the Company

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Companies like Starbucks, Apple, Target, Microsoft and Intuit all have strong company names that are easy to remember and have become well-loved brands. Wouldn't it be nice if your new company name got on a similar track?

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Naming a Company.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are planning on starting a business in Barron, it's imperative that you check now that you will be the only Wisconsin company using the business name you have chosen.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is vital to the health of your new business. Simply put, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Starting a business without a business plan will greatly reduce your chances of business success.

Before you start writing a business plan, we suggest you skim Find Sample Business Plans Online. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Wisconsin.

Marketing Your New Startup

To rise above the crowd in Barron and build your business, you need a excellent marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Direct Mail Costs discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

The Art of Selling

Mastering the art of selling is priority one if you want your new Barron business to do well.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Anticipating Prospect Responses is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

Moving Forward

Most new Barron businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

We are here to help Barron businesses to be successful. We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Barron, Wisconsin

Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Barron.

 

 

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