June 6, 2020  
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  Clintonville, Wisconsin Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Starting a Business in Clintonville, Wisconsin

Thinking about starting a business in Clintonville, Wisconsin? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Clintonville.

Do You Have What It Takes?

Being an entrepreneur is demanding, much more challenging than working as an employee. Are you sure you want to start a business?

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 Clintonville. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. 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.

Clintonville, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 630
5-9 Employees 312
10-19 Employees 198
20-49 Employees 90
50-99 Employees 54
100-249 Employees 12
250-499 Employees 6
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Clintonville Businesses 1302

As a new Clintonville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Clintonville 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
Art Dealers 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beauty Salons 4
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Car Washes 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Cheese Manufacturing 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Credit Unions 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Drafting Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 8
Electrical Contractors 4
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Florists 1
Full-Service Restaurants 10
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Heating Oil Dealers 1
Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 4
Janitorial Services 2
Jewelry Stores 1
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 4
Linen Supply 1
Machine Shops 1
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 1
Metal Heat Treating 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 3
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Chiropractors 3
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 1
Offices of Optometrists 1
Optical Goods Stores 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Packaging and Labeling Services 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Periodical Publishers 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Retail Bakeries 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Security Guards and Patrol Services 1
Shoe Stores 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Solid Waste Landfill 1
Special Needs Transportation 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Taxi Service 1
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers 1
Travel Agencies 2
Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing 1
Truck Trailer Manufacturing 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 3
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

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

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to look into purchasing a franchise. 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.

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

Representative franchise opportunities include V2K Window Decor & More and Burger King Restaurants of Canada Inc.. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Car Wash Franchises and Healthy Alternative Foods Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Clintonville Business?

We've created a handy website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Wisconsin. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Clintonville.

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

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Raising money to fund your new Clintonville business is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

Recognizing this challenge, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Bank Credit Lines.

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

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Successful entrepreneurs know that they don't know everything.

With your business being located in Clintonville, Wisconsin, you should investigate some of the many programs available at nearby Wisconsin universities, colleges and community colleges. You should also check if there are any Clintonville networking organizations.

Now It's Up To You

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Clintonville and elsewhere to achieve real success. 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 Clintonville, Wisconsin

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