June 3, 2020  
 
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Starting a Business in Kewaskum, Wisconsin

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

Kewaskum, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 279
5-9 Employees 99
10-19 Employees 84
20-49 Employees 33
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 3
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Kewaskum Businesses 507

As a new Kewaskum entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Kewaskum 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
Aluminum Foundries (except Die-Casting) 1
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Automobile Driving Schools 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beauty Salons 2
Car Washes 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 2
Caterers 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5
Electrical Contractors 4
Finish Carpentry Contractors 4
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 1
Framing Contractors 4
Full-Service Restaurants 3
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 3
General Freight Trucking, Local 2
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Heating Oil Dealers 2
Homes for the Elderly 1
Industrial Design Services 1
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 6
Landscaping Services 3
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
Masonry Contractors 2
Meat Processed from Carcasses 1
Musical Groups and Artists 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 4
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 1
Recreational Goods Rental 1
Remediation Services 1
Residential Remodelers 3
Roofing Contractors 2
Savings Institutions 2
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Site Preparation Contractors 5
Skiing Facilities 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Temporary Help Services 1
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers 1
Truck Trailer Manufacturing 1
Used Car Dealers 2
Veterinary Services 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

What About Buying an Existing Kewaskum Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Wisconsin. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Kewaskum.

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

Selecting a Name For Your Business

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Before you decide on a company name, run it by some prospective customers and see what they think. If they don't like it, it's probably a good idea to go back to the drawing board.

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Branding Advice.

On a final note, given that you are planning on starting a business in Kewaskum, it's critical that you ensure that no Wisconsin company has already registered the company name you have selected.

Company Formation in Kewaskum, Wisconsin

A critical step is ensuring that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. The primary advantage of forming your new business as a legal entity is that it separates your business liabilities from your personal liabilities.

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 common way to legally create a business entity. 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 can 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 C Corp Versus S Corp. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Kewaskum, Wisconsin, our web page covering Incorporating in Wisconsin may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Wisconsin.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

Creating a business plan is essential to the health of your new business. In effect, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Failure to write a business plan

To learn more about business plans, read Free Business Plan Templates. You should also take advantage of free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Wisconsin.

Letting the World Know You Exist

To grow your Kewaskum business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

You can learn a ton about marketing on our site. How to Get Started with Advertsing is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Building Up Your Sales

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

Clever sales techniques can transform any business from good to great. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Selling on the Phone is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Next Steps

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

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Kewaskum and throughout the United States . 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 Kewaskum, Wisconsin

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

 

 

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