June 4, 2020  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Wisconsin Entrepreneurs  
  Bloomer, Wisconsin Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Bloomer, Wisconsin

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

Bloomer, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 354
5-9 Employees 114
10-19 Employees 60
20-49 Employees 66
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 12
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Bloomer Businesses 612

As a new Bloomer entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Bloomer 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
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 5
Baked Goods Stores 1
Beauty Salons 5
Bowling Centers 1
Car Washes 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 2
Charter Bus Industry 2
Child Day Care Services 2
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 7
Electrical Contractors 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Floor Covering Stores 1
Florists 1
Full-Service Restaurants 6
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
General Automotive Repair 3
General Freight Trucking, Local 3
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Graphic Design Services 1
Hardware Stores 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 6
Iron and Steel Mills 1
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
Machine Shops 3
Metal Window and Door Manufacturing 1
Motorcycle Dealers 1
New Car Dealers 3
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 3
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 4
Offices of Optometrists 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Professional Employer Organizations 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 1
Residential Remodelers 4
Retail Bakeries 1
Savings Institutions 1
Sawmills 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Siding Contractors 3
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tire Dealers 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

Examine a list of Bloomer businesses and you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. So, it probably makes sense for you to consider franchising too.

Our advice is to look into purchasing a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Questions to Ask Franchisors. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

You can review hundreds of franchise opportunities by browing our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Steam Brothers and Raine & Horne. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Healthcare Services Franchises and Auto Sales Franchises.

Note on Bloomer Franchise Opportunities: You will need to contact franchisors directly to see if their franchises are available in Bloomer.

What About Buying an Existing Bloomer Business?

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

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Forming a Company in Bloomer, Wisconsin

It's essential that you are forming a legal entity that operates independently from you. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.

When forming a company, you will select one of many company types, such as a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporation is a very common way to legally create a business entity. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Wisconsin, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Wisconsin. As it turns out, you can incorporate in any state you would like to. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.

There are many nuances to forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as LLC Advantages. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Bloomer, Wisconsin, our web page covering Incorporating in Wisconsin may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Wisconsin.

Don't Skip the Business Plan

Creating a business plan is critical in maximizing the prospects of your new company. 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

Before you start writing a business plan, we suggest you skim Free Business Plan Templates. You should also take advantage of free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Wisconsin.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Obtaining startup financing for your Bloomer business requires strong organization skills and perseverance. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Business Credit Evaluation.

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

Selling Tips

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Bloomer business, you need to focus on sales.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Sales Prospecting offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Now It's Up To You

As an entrepreneur in Bloomer, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

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

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Bloomer and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Bloomer entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Bloomer, Wisconsin

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

 

 

Additional Resources for Entrepreneurs

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Raising Money

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Customer Service Tips

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