June 3, 2020  
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  Cashton, Wisconsin Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Cashton, Wisconsin

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

Cashton, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 93
5-9 Employees 21
10-19 Employees 21
20-49 Employees 18
50-99 Employees 3
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Cashton Businesses 156

As a new Cashton entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Cashton 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
Cheese Manufacturing 2
Child Day Care Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Full-Service Restaurants 1
Hardware Stores 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 1
Meat Markets 1
Media Representatives 1
New Car Dealers 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Sawmills 1
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Veterinary Services 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

Visit the business district of Cashton and you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. Would going with a franchise be a good idea for you?

We highly recommend you consider franchising as an option. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Selling A Franchise. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include WEBBY Dance Company and Pizza Delight. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Video and DVD Rental Franchises and Auto Parts and Tools Franchises.

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

Choosing a Business Name

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

Before you decide on a company name, run it by some prospective customers and see what they think. If they don't like it, it's probably a good idea to go back to the drawing board.

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

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are opening a business in Cashton, 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?

Having a business plan is vital in maximizing the prospects of your new company. In effect, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Starting a business without a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

To learn more about business plans, read 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 Cashton business the capital it needs to succeed is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Choosing VC Firms.

For Cashton entrepreneurs who need startup capital, check out our List of Wisconsin Angel Investors and our List of Wisconsin Venture Capital Firms.

Bring in Revenues

Being able to sell is essential to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Cashton or are selling to customers throughout Wisconsin, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Landing Big Customers is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

What's Next?

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

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

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