Business Development Resources

Business Counseling

  • Advice on starting a business, business planning, finance, accounting, marketing and other aspects of business is available free.
    • Tim Kane, UW-Extension Resource Agent, Bayfield County – 715.373-6104, ext.254
    • Julianne Raymond, Small Business Development Center Counselor – 1-800-410-835

UW-Extension Business Publications

  • Fact sheets, guidebooks and other publications on a variety of business topics.

Business Videotapes

  • “So You Want To Be Your Own Boss” video
  • “Panning Your Profitable Home Based Business” video
  • “Smart Steps To Smart Choices – Testing Your Business Idea” video
  • You Can Start A Business In Northern Wisconsin” video

Materials on Assessing Business Feasibility, Making Market Determinations and Conducting Market Analyses & Research

Community and County Demographic and Socio-Economic Data

  • For identifying markets
  • WisStat provides internet access to population household, housing, income and other statistics.

Small Business Management Seminars/Workshops

  • Seminars/workshops for business owners and managers on subjects relating to planning, finance, marketing, pricing, customer service, personnel and other business management topics are offered.

Information on Public Business Financing Programs

  • U.S. SBA, U.S. BIA, Wis. DOC, WHEDA, NW Wis. Business Development Fund and Local Govt. Revolving Loan Funds