Business Start Up Checklist
So you are starting a new business, it is a challenging task and there are many steps to complete. This checklist will walk you through those tasks in an orderly fashion and when you have completed the steps you will be ready to open your new business venture in Pierce County.
Finance Your Business
Choose and Obtain Your Business Name
Choose Your Business Structure
Check Business Laws and Regulations
Filing and Documentation
File for Permits
Residential Business Licenses
Transferring a Business License to a New Owner
Documentation for Hiring Employees
Find Support Organizations
The Regional Business Fund, Inc., (RBF, Inc.)
The Regional Business Fund, Inc., (RBF, Inc.) is a non-profit economic development corporation whose purpose is to promote business and economic development in west central Wisconsin. The RBF, Inc. offers low-interest loan funds to businesses that expand within the region, diversify the economy, add new technology, revitalize buildings in the region's downtowns, and create quality jobs and capital investment in the region.
Better Business Bureau
The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) is the network hub for BBBs in the US and Canada. Like BBBs, CBBB is dedicated to fostering honest and responsive relationships between businesses and consumers -- instilling consumer confidence and advancing a trustworthy marketplace for all.
River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau
The River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau is a membership-based, nonprofit business organization that has been proudly working together to connect, promote, and support its members to further enhance the local economy and cultivate a sense of community since 1955. Located just minutes from the Twin Cities, River Falls is a vibrant city situated on the beautiful Kinnickinnic River. Whether it’s fly fishing and kayaking or art fairs and music festivals, the city on the Kinni is a great place to live, work and play.
Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce
At the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce that's our overarching mission and goal. Our organization serves the needs of our membership by working to promote the entire Ellsworth community through economic, industrial, professional, cultural, educational and civic initiatives.
Our residents and businesses find our community to be a unique blend of small town rural culture and Twin Cities metro influence. It's a combination we find appealing, and it makes our area an ideal place to live, work and play.
Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
We partner with all the citizens of Wisconsin to grow the economy by promoting quality food, healthy plants and animals, sound use of land and water resources, and a fair marketplace.
CVTC Entrepreneurship Program
My CVTC is a resource for current applicants, students, and employees of the Chippewa Valley Technical College. If you have recently graduated or taken a class at the College your account will remain active for 12 months. My CVTC provides access to a variety of resources including course software, email, and the Student and Staff Information System (SIS).
Hill Capital Corporation
Hill Capital Corporation was founded by people who share the vision of creating a pool of capital to invest in growth companies and support entrepreneurship in the region served by James J. Hill’s Great Northern Railway. Hill Capital is conducting a direct public offering of common stock to create a regionally focused investment fund. Please review our offering circular for information about Hill Capital and the stock offering. Joining us as a founding shareholder simply starts by contacting us.