August 8, 2020  
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Starting a Business in Orfordville, Wisconsin

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

Orfordville, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 66
5-9 Employees 12
10-19 Employees 6
20-49 Employees 3
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Orfordville Businesses 87

As a new Orfordville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Orfordville 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 3
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Florists 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 2
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
New Car Dealers 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Vending Machine Operators 1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

Visit the business district of Orfordville and you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. But is franchising the right option for you?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchise Marketing Support. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Data Doctors and Handyman Connection. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Healthcare Services Franchises and Auto Sales Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Orfordville Business?

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

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

Having a business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Simply put, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Starting a business without a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Wisconsin.

Raising Capital for Your Startup

Getting your Orfordville business the capital it needs to succeed is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

For Orfordville entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, you'll want to take a look at our List of Wisconsin Angel Investors and our List of Wisconsin Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Startup

To rise above the crowd in Orfordville and build your business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your doing well.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Working with an Advertising Agency discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Never Give Up

Most new Orfordville businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

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 Orfordville 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 Orfordville, Wisconsin

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