- Business Plan Development
- Financing Options for Your Business
- Locating the Ideal Space or Site for Your Business
Use the time saving links provided below as you launch your search in starting your own business.
site or building in Fitchburg. Property Drive is a site selection tool that focuses in the Dane County and surrounding area. Available sites tab includes properties that are listed for sale or for lease by owner. Fitchburg is home to one of Dane County's first located in the . The site is considered "shovel ready" and has been Certified by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Fitchburg has dedicated more than 2,000 acres for high-quality technology businesses, a variety of residential housing options, mixed-use retail and commercial areas, parks/open space and multi-modal transportation called the Fitchburg Technology Neighborhood.
Business Plan Writing and ReviewThe Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative (WWBIC), Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and SCORE offer business plan writing, review and offer feedback. The University of Wisconsin Office of Corporate Relations is another resource for start-up assistance.
Funding your project is an essential element to getting your business up and running. There are several organization that offer programs to help with capital for business start-ups. The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers both funding programs and other courses on starting and operating a business. The Guide to Early Stage Financing is an information resource from the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network. Madison Region Economic Partnership (MapREP) has put together the which lists federal, state and local financing and grant programs. The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative (WWBIC) offers both funding programs and other business operations courses. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is another great resource for starting and funding a business. Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest is provides an opportunity to have your business plan reviewed by mentors, receive constructive feedback which could result in winning cash and prizes. The City of Fitchburg also has a revolving loan fund available.
One of the best sources to utilize when considering starting a business is someone who has already made it happen. SCORE is a non-profit organization who provides real-world professional counselors who have experience in accounting, finance, marketing, retail, manufacturing, management, business plan advisory and strategy review for starting a business. The service is confidential and FREE. The Wisconsin Manufacturing and Commerce (WMC) supports our advanced manufacturing industry cluster. ,, Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network (WEN) and Biotech Profiles focus on biosciences, advanced manufacturing, information technology and technical services and production, which are all industry clusters that are a focus of the City. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau is a major advocate for our agricultural industry cluster.
Are you a Veteran? Bunker Labs is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans as leaders in innovation.
is a site selection tool supported by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). We can assist in finding the perfect
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