June 3, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Wisconsin Entrepreneurs  
  Hartland, Wisconsin Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Start a Business in Hartland, Wisconsin

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

Will You Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Before you get too far along in the process, take inventory of your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

To determine whether you have what it takes to run a business, we recommend these three steps to help you decide:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Hartland. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

Hartland, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 2889
5-9 Employees 918
10-19 Employees 729
20-49 Employees 441
50-99 Employees 144
100-249 Employees 81
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 9
1000+ Employees 0
All Hartland Businesses 5211

As a new Hartland entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Hartland 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
Advertising Agencies 2
Architectural Services 3
Art Dealers 1
Automobile Driving Schools 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Barber Shops 1
Beauty Salons 8
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Book Stores 1
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 2
Canvas and Related Product Mills 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 4
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Collection Agencies 2
Commercial Lithographic Printing 3
Commercial Screen Printing 2
Computer Systems Design Services 6
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Convention and Trade Show Organizers 1
Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing 1
Credit Unions 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 5
Directory and Mailing List Publishers 1
Document Preparation Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 4
Electrical Contractors 5
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 6
Facilities Support Services 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 5
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 3
Floor Covering Stores 2
Flooring Contractors 2
Florists 2
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 7
Full-Service Restaurants 10
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 5
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Warehousing and Storage 3
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 2
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 3
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Industrial Design Services 2
Industrial Pattern Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 19
Interior Design Services 1
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting 2
Investment Advice 3
Janitorial Services 4
Land Subdivision 2
Landscape Architectural Services 2
Landscaping Services 10
Limited-Service Restaurants 9
Limousine Service 1
Locksmiths 1
Machine Shops 7
Marinas 1
Marketing Consulting Services 2
Masonry Contractors 6
Men's and Boys' Neckwear Manufacturing 1
Metal Stamping 1
Miscellaneous Intermediation 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 3
Motion Picture and Video Production 2
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 1
New Housing Operative Builders 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Administrative Services 5
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 1
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 4
Offices of Chiropractors 5
Offices of Dentists 7
Offices of Lawyers 4
Offices of Optometrists 1
Offices of Other Holding Companies 1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 4
Packaging Machinery Manufacturing 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 6
Paper Industry Machinery Manufacturing 1
Payroll Services 1
Periodical Publishers 2
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Plate Work Manufacturing 1
Portfolio Management 2
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 2
Public Relations Agencies 1
Quick Printing 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Residential Property Managers 2
Residential Remodelers 7
Roofing Contractors 2
Savings Institutions 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 6
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Siding Contractors 3
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 4
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing 1
Software Publishers 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Sports and Recreation Instruction 6
Temporary Help Services 2
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 2
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Travel Agencies 2
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 16
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Is Buying an Existing Hartland Business a Good Strategy?

We've created a helpful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Wisconsin. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Hartland.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Picking a Business Name

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

Company names need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.

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

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are planning on starting a business in Hartland, it's very important that you make sure no other Wisconsin company is using the business name you want to use.

Raising Funding for Your Venture

Getting your Hartland business the capital it needs to succeed requires strong organization skills and perseverance. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as 504 Loans.

For Hartland entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, we have assembled a List of Wisconsin Angel Investors and our List of Wisconsin Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Venture

Whether your goal is to attract Hartland customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your successs.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Search Engine Promotion is a good read to get your marketing ideas flowing. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

Successful business owners recognize that they don't know everything.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Hartland, Wisconsin, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Wisconsin universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Hartland entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

What's Next?

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

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 Hartland and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Hartland, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Hartland, Wisconsin

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



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