May 30, 2020  
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Starting a Business in Seymour, Wisconsin

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

What Business Are You Starting?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Good Business Ideas.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting an Emergency Services Chiropractors Business guide or our How to Start a Loading Dock Equipment Dealers Business guide.

Always keep in mind that Seymour is the place where you are starting a business. Some businesses will do better in Seymour than others. Make sure you fully understand Seymour demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Seymour, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 1799
5-9 Employees 966
10-19 Employees 441
20-49 Employees 336
50-99 Employees 63
100-249 Employees 42
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Seymour Businesses 3647

As a new Seymour entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Seymour 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
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beauty Salons 2
Bowling Centers 1
Charter Bus Industry 1
Cheese Manufacturing 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Commercial Flexographic Printing 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 3
Electrical Contractors 2
Engineering Services 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 2
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 4
Fruit and Vegetable Canning 1
Full-Service Restaurants 7
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 3
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Heating Oil Dealers 1
Home Health Care Services 2
Homes for the Elderly 2
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Janitorial Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
Livestock Merchant Wholesalers 1
Logging 1
Machine Shops 1
Masonry Contractors 2
Mobile Food Services 1
Motor Vehicle Metal Stamping 1
New Car Dealers 1
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 2
Offices of Optometrists 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Periodical Publishers 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Roofing Contractors 4
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 2
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Siding Contractors 1
Site Preparation Contractors 7
Soft Drink Manufacturing 1
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Tire Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 2
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 3

Company Formation in Seymour, Wisconsin

It's essential 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.

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

Incorporation is a very popular way to form a business. A key decision is whether to form and S-Corp or a C-Corp, and you also must decide in which state you will incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Wisconsin, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Wisconsin. In fact, you can 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'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 Nevada Incorporation. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Seymour, Wisconsin, our information on Incorporating in Wisconsin may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Wisconsin.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Seymour business is a difficult chore. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

Take advantage of our many articles on securing funding, such as 504 Loans.

For Seymour entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, you'll want to take a look at our List of Wisconsin Angel Investors and our List of Wisconsin Venture Capital Firms.

Promoting Your New Startup

To rise above the crowd in Seymour and build your business, you need a excellent marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Television Advertising Rates discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Ramping Up Sales

Mastering the art of selling is essential if you want your new Seymour business to do well.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Hiring Good Sales People offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

What's Next?

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Seymour and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Seymour, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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