June 6, 2020  
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  Neillsville, Wisconsin Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Neillsville, Wisconsin

Need help starting a business in Neillsville, Wisconsin? We've got the information you need to open a business in Neillsville.

What Business Are You Starting?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. We recommend that you read Evaluating Your Idea.

If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our How to Start a Marine Propellers Sales & Service Business guide or our How to Start a Septic Tanks & Systems Wholesale & Manufacturers Business guide.

Always keep in mind that you are opening your new business in Neillsville. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Neillsville. Study Neillsville demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Neillsville, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 279
5-9 Employees 102
10-19 Employees 63
20-49 Employees 36
50-99 Employees 12
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 18
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Neillsville Businesses 510

As a new Neillsville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Neillsville 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
Architectural Services 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 4
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Beauty Salons 4
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 3
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 3
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 3
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Floor Covering Stores 2
Florists 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 7
General Automotive Repair 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 2
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Investigation Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
Logging 1
Machine Shops 1
Mail-Order Houses 1
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Motor and Generator Manufacturing 2
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Nail Salons 1
New Car Dealers 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 1
Offices of Optometrists 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Professional Employer Organizations 1
Radio Stations 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Roofing Contractors 1
Sawmills 1
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Special Needs Transportation 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tire Dealers 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 2
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2

What About Franchising Opportunities?

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

Our recommendation is that you consider franchising as an option. On our site, you can read many articles about franchising, such as Questions to Ask Franchisors. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include USA Baby and Hard Times Café. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Wedding Franchises and Hardware Store Franchises.

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

What About Buying an Existing Neillsville Business?

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

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

Forming a Company in Neillsville, Wisconsin

It's very important that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your 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.

Incorporation 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. 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 Incorporating Online. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Neillsville, Wisconsin, our web page covering Incorporating in Wisconsin may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Wisconsin.

Selling Tips

Being able to sell is critical to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Neillsville or are selling to customers throughout Wisconsin, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Clever sales techniques can transform any business from good to great. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Landing Big Customers offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

What's Next?

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Neillsville businesses to be successful. 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.

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