June 6, 2020  
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Open a Business in Clinton, Wisconsin

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

Do You Have Entrepreneurial Drive and Passion?

Running your own business is hard work, much harder than working as an employee. Are you sure you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

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:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Clinton. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. A support network of family and friends can be a great sounding board for good advice before you decide for sure to go into business.

Clinton, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 4293
5-9 Employees 1620
10-19 Employees 891
20-49 Employees 405
50-99 Employees 162
100-249 Employees 162
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Clinton Businesses 7533

As a new Clinton entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Clinton 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
Beauty Salons 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Bowling Centers 1
Car Washes 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Electrical Contractors 3
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Full-Service Restaurants 3
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 3
Hardware Stores 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Iron and Steel Forging 1
Jewelry Stores 1
Landscaping Services 2
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 1
Machine Shops 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing 1
New Car Dealers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Portfolio Management 1
Rendering and Meat Byproduct Processing 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Septic Tank and Related Services 2
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Solid Waste Collection 1
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Women's Clothing Stores 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Clinton, it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. But is franchising the right option for you?

We highly recommend you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as How to Find Financing for Franchises. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include Tinder Box International and Canine Campus. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Bakery Franchises and Moving Franchises.

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

Selecting a Name For Your Venture

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.

Even if the name doesn't do it by itself, many naming experts believe there should be a story behind the name that ties into your company mission.

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

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are opening a business in Clinton, it's critical that you ensure that no Wisconsin company has already registered the company name you have selected.

Company Formation in Clinton, 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.

When forming a company, you will pick from many company types, such as 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, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Wisconsin. As it turns out, you are allowed to 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 Nevada Incorporation. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Clinton, Wisconsin, our web page covering Incorporating in Wisconsin may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Wisconsin.

Bring in Revenues

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

Not knowing how to sell can result in lost customers and minimal market share. Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Writing Great Proposals is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Now It's Up To You

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

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

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Clinton and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Clinton entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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