March 23, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Wisconsin Entrepreneurs  
  Cumberland, Wisconsin Resources for Entrepreneurs is a daily online magazine covering small business news. We help entrepreneurs transform ideas and innovations into greatness.

Opening a Business in Cumberland, Wisconsin

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

Cumberland, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 1458
5-9 Employees 612
10-19 Employees 306
20-49 Employees 126
50-99 Employees 36
100-249 Employees 54
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Cumberland Businesses 2592

As a new Cumberland entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Cumberland 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
Abrasive Product Manufacturing 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beauty Salons 3
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 1
Caterers 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Claims Adjusting 1
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Construction Machinery Manufacturing 1
Convenience Stores 1
Curtain and Drapery Mills 1
Digital Printing 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5
Electrical Contractors 2
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Framing Contractors 1
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Fruit and Vegetable Canning 1
Full-Service Restaurants 9
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 3
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 2
Logging 2
Masonry Contractors 3
Meat Markets 1
Men's Clothing Stores 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
New Car Dealers 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 2
Offices of Optometrists 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Savings Institutions 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Site Preparation Contractors 4
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Special Needs Transportation 1
Veterinary Services 1

Company Formation in Cumberland, Wisconsin

It's very important that you form your business as a legal structure. Doing so will separate 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. In fact, you can incorporate wherever you want. 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 Incorporating Online. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Cumberland, Wisconsin, our web page covering Incorporating in Wisconsin may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Wisconsin.

Raising Capital for Your Venture

Raising money to fund your new Cumberland business 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.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as 504 Loans.

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

Marketing Your New Venture

Whether your goal is to attract Cumberland customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a great marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Yellow Pages Advertising Advice is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Building Up Your Sales

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

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Closing Sales Techniques offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Good entrepreneurs know that they need to continually improve.

Given that you are starting a business in Cumberland, 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 Cumberland networking organizations.

Now It's Up To You

As an entrepreneur in Cumberland, 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.

We are here to help Cumberland businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Cumberland, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Cumberland, Wisconsin

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



Additional Resources for Entrepreneurs

Buying a Business

Writing a Business Plan

Raising Money


Small Business Marketing

Advertising Advice

Public Relations -

Customer Service Tips

Entrepreneurial Selling

Workplace Safety