February 14, 2020  
 
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  Brodhead, Wisconsin Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Brodhead, Wisconsin

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

What Type of Business Should You Start?

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Finding Your Niche in Life.

If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening a Carpet & Rug Rental Business guide or our Opening an Industrial Contractors Business guide.

Always keep in mind that starting a business in Brodhead has some implications. Some businesses will do better in Brodhead than others. Don't forget to review Brodhead demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Brodhead, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 552
5-9 Employees 246
10-19 Employees 66
20-49 Employees 36
50-99 Employees 12
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 12
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Brodhead Businesses 924

As a new Brodhead entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Brodhead 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
Advertising Agencies 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beauty Salons 3
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 1
Bowling Centers 1
Canvas and Related Product Mills 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Cheese Manufacturing 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Computer Facilities Management Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electrical Contractors 2
Engineering Services 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 2
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Floor Covering Stores 1
Framing Contractors 3
Full-Service Restaurants 5
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 4
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Heating Oil Dealers 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 8
Janitorial Services 1
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 5
Machine Shops 1
Masonry Contractors 2
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
New Car Dealers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 1
Offices of Optometrists 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Residential Remodelers 3
Securities Brokerage 1
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Siding Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Support Activities for Forestry 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 2
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Brodhead, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our recommendation is that you consider franchising as an option. On our site, you can read many articles about franchising, such as Franchising Mistakes. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Wireless Toyz and Extra Innings. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Sports Franchises and Carpet Retail Franchises.

Note on Brodhead Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Brodhead, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Selecting a Name For Your Venture

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

Company names need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Company.

On a final note, given that you are planning on starting a business in Brodhead, it's very important that you make sure no other Wisconsin company is using the business name you want to use.

Company Formation in Brodhead, Wisconsin

It's essential that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Wisconsin, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Wisconsin. As it turns out, you can incorporate in any state you would like to. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There's a lot to know about forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as How to Incorporate. You may also want to seek the advice of an lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Brodhead, Wisconsin, our information on Incorporating in Wisconsin may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Wisconsin.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Good entrepreneurs know that they don't know everything.

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

Next Steps

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

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

We are here to help Brodhead businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Brodhead 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 Brodhead, Wisconsin

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