May 29, 2020  
 
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Opening a Business in Horicon, Wisconsin

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

Horicon, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 156
5-9 Employees 54
10-19 Employees 51
20-49 Employees 36
50-99 Employees 15
100-249 Employees 3
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 3
All Horicon Businesses 318

As a new Horicon entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Horicon 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
Businesses
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beauty Salons 1
Bowling Centers 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Convenience Stores 1
Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Farm Product Warehousing and Storage 1
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Full-Service Restaurants 5
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 4
Janitorial Services 2
Landscaping Services 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 4
Machine Shops 2
Masonry Contractors 1
Meat Markets 1
Metal Stamping 2
New Car Dealers 1
Offices of Bank Holding Companies 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 1
Offices of Optometrists 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Recreational Goods Rental 1
Residential Remodelers 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 1
Siding Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Software Publishers 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Solid Waste Landfill 1
Temporary Help Services 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Horicon, you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. Is it perhaps smarter to franchise a business instead of doing it from scratch.

Our advice is to investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Opportunities in International Franchising. 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.

Sample franchise opportunities include Canine Campus and Healthy Inspirations Franchise Opportunities. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Baby Franchises and Bath Remodeling Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Horicon Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Wisconsin. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Horicon.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Forming a Company in Horicon, Wisconsin

A critical step is ensuring that you form your business as a legal structure. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

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. If you are starting a business in Wisconsin, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Wisconsin. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate wherever you want. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.

There are many nuances to forming a company. To learn the fundamentals of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Incorporating Online. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Horicon, Wisconsin, our information on Incorporating in Wisconsin may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Wisconsin.

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

A business plan is essential in maximizing the prospects of your new company. Indeed, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Failure to write a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

If you want more information on writing business plans, we recommend reading Business Plan Contests. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Wisconsin.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Getting your Horicon business the capital it needs to succeed is not an easy task. 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 Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Horicon entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, check out our List of Wisconsin Angel Investors and our List of Wisconsin Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Startup

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

We have some great resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Marketing Research is a good read to get your marketing creativity flowing. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Never Give Up

You have a dream -- starting a business in Horicon. 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 Horicon and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Horicon entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Horicon, Wisconsin

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

 

 

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