June 3, 2020  
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  Cedarburg, Wisconsin Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Start a Business in Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Are you starting a business in Cedarburg, Wisconsin? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Cedarburg.

Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship?

Most new businesses don't make it, in part because the founder did not have the tenacity and/or the skills to succeed. So, before you open a 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:

  • Reach out to other entrepreneurs in Cedarburg. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • Peruse Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. This is one of our more popular articles for folks who want to go into business for themselves.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. Ask them directly: Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Listen carefully to their answer, as they presumably know your strengths and weaknesses.

Cedarburg, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 929
5-9 Employees 338
10-19 Employees 201
20-49 Employees 150
50-99 Employees 42
100-249 Employees 27
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Cedarburg Businesses 1687

As a new Cedarburg entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Cedarburg 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
Advertising Agencies 3
Aluminum Foundries (except Die-Casting) 1
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 2
Architectural Services 4
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Barber Shops 1
Beauty Salons 7
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 3
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Bowling Centers 2
Building Inspection Services 4
Business Associations 1
Car Washes 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Caterers 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 10
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 2
Commercial Bakeries 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Commercial Photography 1
Commodity Contracts Brokerage 2
Computer and Software Stores 1
Computer Facilities Management Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 3
Confectionery and Nut Stores 2
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Convenience Stores 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 6
Digital Printing 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 3
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Electrical Contractors 4
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2
Employment Placement Agencies 2
Engineering Services 9
Environmental Consulting Services 3
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 7
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 3
Floor Covering Stores 2
Flooring Contractors 2
Florists 2
Fluid Milk Manufacturing 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 20
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 2
Furniture Stores 4
General Automotive Repair 11
General Freight Trucking, Local 3
General Warehousing and Storage 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 9
Graphic Design Services 2
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 1
Hardware Stores 1
Heating Oil Dealers 1
Historical Sites 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 2
Homes for the Elderly 2
Industrial Building Construction 1
Industrial Design Services 1
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 2
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 10
Interior Design Services 1
Janitorial Services 5
Jewelry Stores 5
Kidney Dialysis Centers 1
Land Subdivision 2
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 14
Language Schools 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 7
Machine Shops 5
Marketing Consulting Services 1
Masonry Contractors 2
Materials Recovery Facilities 1
Meat Markets 1
Metal Stamping 3
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Museums 1
Musical Groups and Artists 1
New Car Dealers 5
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Administrative Services 1
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 7
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 13
Offices of Lawyers 4
Offices of Optometrists 3
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 2
Packaging and Labeling Services 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 3
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Photography Studios, Portrait 2
Plastics Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing 1
Portfolio Management 1
Real Estate Credit 2
Residential Property Managers 4
Residential Remodelers 6
Roofing Contractors 1
Sales Financing 1
Savings Institutions 2
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 3
Siding Contractors 2
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 5
Software Publishers 1
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Telephone Answering Services 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 4
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Travel Agencies 2
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 15
Wineries 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2
Women's Clothing Stores 1
Wood Office Furniture Manufacturing 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Cedarburg Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Wisconsin. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Cedarburg.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Buying a Business.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

Having a business plan is vital to the health of your new business. Indeed, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Starting a business without a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

If you want more information on writing business plans, we recommend reading Free Business Plan Templates. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Wisconsin.

Promoting Your New Company

To rise above the crowd in Cedarburg and build your business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Telemarketing Service 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 one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

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

As an entrepreneur who lives in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, you should check out some of the many programs available at nearby Wisconsin universities, colleges and community colleges. Another way to keep up on your entrepreneurial education is to investigate Cedarburg networking organizations.

Never Give Up

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Cedarburg 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 Cedarburg, Wisconsin

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



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