Resources for Starting a Business in Wisconsin


The Service Core of Retired Executives provides free business mentorship, training and advice.  

The Small Business Development Center program is a free service funded by the Small Business Administration for entrepreneurs that help start and expand businesses in Wisconsin. 

One Stop Business Registration
THE OSB creates an easy step-through process where Wisconsin's businesses can find the requirements and tools they need to start a business in Wisconsin.

Office of Business Development
The Office of Business Development works to promote business in Wisconsin. 

Internal Revenue Service
The IRS has a number of forms and educational resources to inform business owners of the various registrations and taxes they are responsible for. 

Wisconsin Department of Revenue
The DoR has information about registering businesses for sales and use tax, withholding tax, corporate taxes and many more.  

Small Business Administration
The SBA provides loan guarantee programs to help business get the financing they need. 

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
The WEDC provides information about business incentives in the state of Wisconsin.

Guide to Starting a Business in Wisconsin
Step-by-step guide on how to start a business in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Procurement Institute
The WPI assists Wisconsin businesses in creating, developing and growing sales to government entities. 

DNR Environmental Small Business Assistance Program
The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program provides resources and tools to help a business determine its environmental responsibilities, in regards to complex federal and state regulations.

Wisconsin Innovation Service Center
WISC is a business outreach program to help clients make informed decisions by providing qualitative research on market opportunities, customers and competition.

Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership
WMEP provides targeted consulting services to small and medium manufacturers in Wisconsin.