Form to create a LLC

https://www.wdfi.org/apps/CorpFormation/directions.aspx?type=12

Register a DBA

https://www.wdfi.org/Notary_Public_and_Trademarks/defaultTrademark.htm

What is a DBA (Doing Business As)

https://www.sba.gov/content/register-your-fictitious-or-doing-business-dba-name

Trademark information

https://www.wdfi.org/Apostilles_Notary_Public_and_Trademarks/defaultTrademark.htm

State of Wisconsin “Open for Business”site, step by step things to do when starting a business in Wisconsin

https://openforbusiness.wi.gov/

Obtain a tax identification number

 http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Employer-ID-Numbers-EINs

Search for registered names, check to see if what you planned to call your business is already in use

https://www.wdfi.org/apps/CorpSearch/Search.aspx?

Sellers Permit---Sales Tax

https://revenue.wi.gov/faqs/pcs/seller.html

DANE County Economic Development

https://www.dane-econdev.org/

A fillable template to for a business plan, registration required

https://www.sba.gov/tools/business-plan/11

SBA small business tools, “Size Up” is a very good place to start to identify the competition

https://www.sba.gov/tools/

SBA links to local assistance

https://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/map/state/WI

Demographic Information 

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/55/5505900.html

Resources available through the South Central Library LINKCAT System, searchable listing of thousands of businesses

http://www.atozdatabases.com/search   (you will need to check with your local library to determine availability)

http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/databases/reference-usa   (available for in library use or online with a library card)

Links to lots of data about Madison

http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/research/internetresources/madison-a...

Restaurant, Food Cart & Other Food Business Information

DANE COUNTY PROCESS FOR NEW RESTAURANTS

http://www.publichealthmdc.com/environmental/food/foodDrink.cfm

FOOD SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

http://www.publichealthmdc.com/environmental/food/documents/InfoProspectiveFoodEstOper.pdf

Marketing Plan for a Promotion

Example   Blank Template

Links to non-SCORE seminars and workshops

https://www.wwbic.com/classes/

http://bus.wisc.edu/cped/sbdc/calendar-events

https://www.dreamfearlessly.com/dreambank/events/#events-nav

 

 

 

 

Useful links for local small businesses