May 29, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Wisconsin Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Blair, Wisconsin

Need help starting a business in Blair, Wisconsin? We've got the information you need to open a business in Blair.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Free Business Ideas.

For in-depth how-to guides on how to start specific businesses, browse our Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Gold & Foil Stamping Business guide or our Opening a Sound Effect Libraries Business guide.

Always keep in mind that you are starting a business in Blair. Some businesses will do better in Blair than others. Only by spending some time analyzing Blair demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Blair, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 342
5-9 Employees 72
10-19 Employees 72
20-49 Employees 9
50-99 Employees 9
100-249 Employees 9
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Blair Businesses 513

As a new Blair entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Blair 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Cheese Manufacturing 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Engineering Services 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 2
Florists 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 1
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Janitorial Services 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 1
Masonry Contractors 1
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Roofing Contractors 1
Sawmills 2
Veterinary Services 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Blair Business?

We've created a useful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Wisconsin. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Blair.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

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.

We strongly advocate that you make sure the ".com" domain name is available for your company name. Every business needs a strong Web presence these days, and having a non ".com" domain means somebody else may outrank you in the search results for your own company name.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Branding Advice.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are starting a business in Blair, it's very important that you make sure no other Wisconsin company is using the business name you want to use.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is critical to the health of your new business. In effect, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

If you want more information on writing business plans, we recommend reading Business Plan Contests. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Wisconsin.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Getting your Blair business the capital it needs to succeed is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Blair entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, check out our List of Wisconsin Angel Investors and our List of Wisconsin Venture Capital Firms.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

The best entrepreneurs recognize that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

Given that you are starting a business in Blair, Wisconsin, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Wisconsin universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also beneficial to see if there are any networking organizations for Blair entrepreneurs.

Now It's Up To You

You have a dream -- starting a business in Blair. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Blair and elsewhere to achieve real success. 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.

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