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Startup resources in jefferson county & beyond

Success in small business depends on hard work, good fortune, and business knowledge, and planning. Developing your management skills and a working business plan are critical for the success of your startup. Find resources to help you take your business to the next level.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Bud Gayhart, Director

The SBDC has offices in Beloit and Janesville. It offers a wide range of business training and consulting. Free services include: Business Ownership and Entrepreneurial Training/Workshops, One-on-One Consulting, Business Plan Development and Small Business Consulting Class. Fee-based services include: Strategic Planning, Facilitated Innovation, Mergers & Acquisitions and Feasibility studies.

402 McCutchan Hall, 800 W Main St, Whitewater, WI 53190 
W | SBDC website 
E | ask-sbdc@uww.udu 
T | 262-472-3217 
Fax | 262-472-1600

PRIMER TO START

In a pdf format, the Schenck Startup Guide is an excellent primer on how to start a business from an accounting perspective. To access this robust primer, visit: www.schencksc.com/startupguide/

The Center for Technology Commercialization

The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) provides entrepreneurs with access to a statewide network of resources and expertise, identifies high-potential entrepreneurs and helps move their businesses forward, facilitates collaboration between entrepreneurs and between organizations that assist entrepreneurs, and helps create and grow minority-owned businesses. For more information go to their website.

Patent research

Search this website to find information on current patents.

State of Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Program

In Wisconsin, we love big ideas, market interrupters and game changers. It’s evident in our vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, which strengthens new business innovation. Our initiatives spur entrepreneurial activity by providing direct capital infusions and incenting investments through angel and venture tax credits to help support startups from seed to growth stage. Our statewide network offers entrepreneurial support services, makes early stage investments in technology-based companies, and provides assistance to keep your venture moving forward. Plus, you’ll have access to the location you want, the talent you need, and the investment in research and development that will keep your business at the forefront of innovation. For more information go to their website.

MadREP entrepreneurship resources

Innovation abounds in the Madison Region, thanks to a cadre of smart, creative people supported by an entrepreneurial infrastructure that helps bring discoveries to the global marketplace. For more information go to their website.

State of Ingenuity program

State of Ingenuity is a regional collaboration that provides a seamless network of entrepreneurial support at every stage of business development through the sharing of resources, facilities, curriculum, training, and collective expertise. For more information go to their website.

Business.usa.gov

Compliance Guides provide easy access to resources and programs that help businesses understand their regulatory requirements and improve their operations. These guides provide a one-stop shop for regulatory assistance and include links to clearly written facts sheets, guidelines, answers to frequently asked questions, interactive tools, training resources, and contact at Federal regulatory agencies. For more information go to their website.