Calumet County Business Assistance

Source: Focus On Calumet e-Newsletter 10/19/20 (shared with permission)

Calumet County has long promoted business assistance to existing and start-up businesses throughout the county, and that tradition continues. The following is a reminder of the extensive list of services available from Ray York, Small Business Development Center business specialist, at no cost. Ray’s goal is to provide opportunity to clients by guiding them to make informed decisions to start, expand, or transition their business. What are you waiting for? Contact Ray today by using the online contact form, by phone 920-946-9379, or email.

  • Provide research materials to aid in the business planning process
  • Industry overview, trends & outlooks (IBISworld, Statista, SageWorks, BarnesReport)
  • Competition and Sales Lists (DataAxle)
  • Financial ratios (SageWorks)
  • Licensing & regulation (WDFI, DOR, DATCP, Contacts to County and Local Municipalities)
  • Target market data (US Census)
  • Business plan examples (SBDCNet, Bplans, York Template)
  • Trade association, publications, and suppliers/distributor/wholesaler lists (SBDCNet)
  • Commercial real-estate data and availability (CoStar)
  • Local vetted contact list (county, chambers)
  • Client Paid – Secondary research (BIT, WISC)
  • Develop financial documents using entrepreneur provided information and industry financial ratios
  • Use professional services to verify assumptions
  • Project manage clients through the entire start-up, expansion, and/or transitions process
  • Consistent access to professional network at the Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship in the UW System
  • Access to more clients and potential future investors
  • SBDC metrics are a great benchmark of entrepreneurial activity
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