May 31, 2020  
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Opening a Business in Mellen, Wisconsin

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

Which Business to Choose?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Finding Your Niche in Life.

For in-depth how-to guides on how to start specific businesses, browse our Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our How to Start a Bicycle Wholesale & Manufacturers Business guide or our How to Start a Clean Rooms & Equipment Installation Business guide.

Remember that you are starting a business in Mellen. Some businesses will do better in Mellen than others. Only by spending some time analyzing Mellen demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Mellen, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 63
5-9 Employees 24
10-19 Employees 9
20-49 Employees 3
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 3
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Mellen Businesses 108

As a new Mellen entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Mellen 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
Beauty Salons 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Credit Unions 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Electric Power Distribution 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 3
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 1
Logging 5
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Residential Remodelers 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around Mellen, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

Most business experts recommend that you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Common Franchisee Mistakes. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can review hundreds of franchise opportunities by browing our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Soft-Temps and Your Dollar Store with More. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Blind Repair and Sales Franchises and Family Restaurant Franchises.

Note on Mellen Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Mellen, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

What About Buying an Existing Mellen Business?

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

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

Naming the Company

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

Even if the name doesn't do it by itself, many naming experts believe there should be a story behind the name that ties into your company mission.

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

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are starting a business in Mellen, it's very important that you make sure your company name has not already been claimed by another Wisconsin business.

Forming a Company in Mellen, Wisconsin

A critical step is ensuring that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Without a legal structure for the business, you can be held personally liable for the actions, debts and obligations of your company.

When forming a company, you will choose 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. If you are starting a business in Wisconsin, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Wisconsin. As it turns out, 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 are many nuances to forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Incorporation Advice. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Mellen, Wisconsin, our web page covering Incorporating in Wisconsin may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Wisconsin.

Moving Forward

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

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

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