Form to create a LLC

Register a DBA

What is a DBA (Doing Business As)

Trademark information

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

Obtain a tax identification number

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

Sellers Permit---Sales Tax

DANE County Economic Development


Some Business Plan Templates

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

SBA links to local assistance

Demographic Information

Resources available through the South Central Library LINKCAT System, searchable listing of thousands of businesses   (you will need to check with your local library to determine availability)   (available for in library use or online with a library card)

Links to lots of data about Madison

Restaurant, Food Cart & Other Food Business Information



Marketing Plan for a Promotion

Example   Blank Template

Links to non-SCORE seminars and workshops


Resources and Reference Materials for Nonprofit Organizations

SCORE Nonprofit Purpose and Tax Exempt Status

SCORE Planning Tools for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Startup Checklist

Nonprofit Wisconsin in Brief, Size and Scope






Useful links for local small businesses