June 5, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Wisconsin Entrepreneurs  
  Superior, Wisconsin Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Superior, Wisconsin

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

Superior, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 8776
5-9 Employees 5064
10-19 Employees 3432
20-49 Employees 1992
50-99 Employees 720
100-249 Employees 336
250-499 Employees 72
500-999 Employees 24
1000+ Employees 0
All Superior Businesses 20416

As a new Superior entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Superior 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
Ambulance Services 2
Amusement Arcades 1
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 8
Automotive Transmission Repair 2
Baked Goods Stores 2
Beauty Salons 14
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers 3
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 11
Blood and Organ Banks 1
Boat Dealers 1
Book Publishers 1
Book Stores 2
Bowling Centers 2
Building Inspection Services 1
Business Associations 2
Car Washes 1
Caterers 2
Cement Manufacturing 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child and Youth Services 3
Child Day Care Services 10
Civic and Social Organizations 6
Coffee and Tea Manufacturing 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 2
Collection Agencies 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 3
Commercial Photography 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Computer Systems Design Services 2
Construction Machinery Manufacturing 2
Consumer Lending 3
Convenience Stores 2
Couriers 3
Credit Unions 9
Dental Laboratories 1
Direct Life Insurance Carriers 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Directory and Mailing List Publishers 1
Discount Department Stores 3
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 44
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 4
Electric Power Distribution 2
Electrical Contractors 8
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 5
Family Planning Centers 1
Farm Product Warehousing and Storage 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 5
Flight Training 1
Floor Covering Stores 4
Florists 2
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 1
Fresh and Frozen Seafood Processing 1
Fruit and Vegetable Canning 1
Full-Service Restaurants 30
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 12
General Freight Trucking, Local 3
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Warehousing and Storage 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 2
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 2
Hand and Edge Tool Manufacturing 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 3
Hardware Stores 2
Heating Oil Dealers 2
Historical Sites 1
Home Centers 1
Home Health Care Services 5
Homes for the Elderly 3
Household Appliance Stores 2
Human Rights Organizations 1
Industrial Building Construction 1
Inland Water Passenger Transportation 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 11
Interior Design Services 1
Investment Advice 2
Janitorial Services 5
Jewelry Stores 2
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 1
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Lime Manufacturing 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 22
Linen Supply 1
Logging 1
Machine Shops 3
Marinas 1
Marine Cargo Handling 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Museums 2
Navigational Services to Shipping 1
New Car Dealers 5
News Dealers and Newsstands 1
Newspaper Publishers 7
Nursing Care Facilities 4
Office Administrative Services 3
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 10
Offices of Chiropractors 6
Offices of Dentists 14
Offices of Lawyers 19
Offices of Optometrists 2
Optical Goods Stores 2
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 2
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Petroleum Refineries 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Port and Harbor Operations 2
Private Mail Centers 1
Professional Organizations 1
Public Relations Agencies 1
Quick Printing 1
Racetracks 1
Real Estate Credit 2
Recreational Goods Rental 1
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 1
Remediation Services 2
Residential Remodelers 9
Retail Bakeries 1
Roofing Contractors 3
Sales Financing 1
Savings Institutions 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Shellfish Fishing 1
Ship Building and Repairing 1
Shoe Stores 2
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Skiing Facilities 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sporting Goods Stores 4
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Taxi Service 1
Telecommunications Resellers 1
Telemarketing Bureaus 2
Temporary Help Services 1
Testing Laboratories 3
Tire Dealers 4
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 3
Travel Agencies 2
Truss Manufacturing 2
Used Car Dealers 1
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 2
Used Merchandise Stores 4
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 5
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 1
Wood Preservation 2

What About Franchising Opportunities?

As you drive around Superior, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. But is franchising the right option for you?

We highly recommend you consider franchising as an option. To help you learn more about franchising, we've gathered a ton of articles on franchising, including The Franchising Process. 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.

Representative franchise opportunities include TruePresence and Leisure Systems, Inc.. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Sports Restaurant Franchises and Children Arts Programs Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Superior 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 Superior.

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

Raising Capital for Your Startup

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Superior business is a difficult chore. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as 504 Loans.

For Superior 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.

Selling Tips

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

The key to selling is to set sales goals goals and monitor your progress towards those goals. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

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

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

The best entrepreneurs recognize that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Superior, Wisconsin, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Wisconsin educational institutions. We also recommend you look into Superior networking organizations.

Now It's Up To You

Most new Superior 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.

We are here to help Superior 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.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Superior, Wisconsin

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