June 6, 2020  
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  Spring Valley, Wisconsin Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Start a Business in Spring Valley, Wisconsin

Are you starting a business in Spring Valley, Wisconsin? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Spring Valley.

What Business to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at Free Business Ideas.

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 Opening an Immunizations Practice guide or our How to Start an Awnings, Canopies, & Shade Structures Wholesale & Manufacturers Business guide.

Don't forget that you are starting a business in Spring Valley. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Spring Valley. Study Spring Valley demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Spring Valley, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 1740
5-9 Employees 540
10-19 Employees 330
20-49 Employees 90
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Spring Valley Businesses 2700

As a new Spring Valley entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Spring Valley 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beauty Salons 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Electrical Contractors 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Fluid Milk Manufacturing 1
Full-Service Restaurants 5
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Janitorial Services 1
Landscaping Services 2
Logging 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Metal Stamping 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 1
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 2
Offices of Optometrists 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Residential Property Managers 2
Residential Remodelers 2
Retail Bakeries 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Veterinary Services 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Is Buying an Existing Spring Valley Business a Good Strategy?

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 Spring Valley.

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

Forming a Company in Spring Valley, Wisconsin

It's essential 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.

The entity you form can be 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. 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. If you are starting a business in Wisconsin, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Wisconsin. In fact, 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 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 Where to Incorporate. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Spring Valley, Wisconsin, our information on Incorporating in Wisconsin may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Wisconsin.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Getting your Spring Valley business the capital it needs to succeed will be harder than you might expect. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

The good news is this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

For Spring Valley entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, check out our List of Wisconsin Angel Investors and our List of Wisconsin Venture Capital Firms.

Building Up Your Sales

Mastering the art of selling is priority one if you want your new Spring Valley business to do well.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Tips on Customer Referrals is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Good business owners recognize that they need to continually improve.

With your business being located in Spring Valley, Wisconsin, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Wisconsin universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also beneficial to see if there are any Spring Valley networking organizations.

Never Give Up

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

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Spring Valley, Wisconsin

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



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