Business.gov helps small businesses understand their legal requirements and locate government services from federal, state and local agencies. Business.gov is an official site of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Whether you are looking for information to enhance or expand an existing business, looking to relocate your business, or assistance to develop a new business, Calumet County is pleased to be here to help you.
Expanding/Building in Brillion
Brillion is the perfect community to build or expand a business. We have a hard working labor pool that believes in contributing to the success of their employers. This is evident by the success of the Ariens Company, Brillion Iron Works, Endries International, and Professional Plating Incorporated. The success of these industries has also given the local retail and service industries the opportunity to flourish. Brillion’s official population may seem small, but our unique location equally distanced between the metropolitan communities of Appleton, Green Bay, and Manitowoc has allowed convenient commuting for additional resources. Our location allows businesses to take advantage of lower transportation costs for serving these metropolitan areas.
Since 1984, Forward Wisconsin has been fostering economic development in Wisconsin. We provide resources for businesses looking to either open a new location or to expand an existing business in Wisconsin.
SBA – Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
SBDC – Wisconsin Small Business Development Center
We champion entrepreneurial success through business counseling and educational programs developed at the local, regional and statewide level to support Wisconsin small business creation and growth.
Wisconsin Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR/STTR)
The SBIR and STTR Programs are critical set-aside research and development funding programs for small business entities (SBE). Since the enactment of SBIR in 1982, and STTR in 1992, these Programs have helped thousands of SBE to research, develop and commercialize technologies in defense, agriculture, environment, life sciences, energy, education and many other sectors.
We are America’s premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. We offer advice online and in-person at one of our 364 offices nationwide. SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
State of Wisconsin
Wisconsin is a great state for business. If you are interested in doing business in Wisconsin, here are links to the state agencies, resources, programs and information that you’ll need.
WBD – Wisconsin Business Development
The Finance Corporation was formed to assist small businesses in gaining access to capital in order to grow their businesses, provide job opportunities, and inspire their communities. Wisconsin Business Development Service Company (WBD Service Company) works with community based or economic development loan funds. By contributing or sharing our experience, we work to improve the delivery of community development finance within sectors more specialized or diverse than our own.
WEN – Wisconsin Entreprenuers’ Network
WEN’s mission is to provide seamless access to the statewide network of entrepreneurial resources and expertise to create new ventures; help grow existing business, and move forward high potential entrepreneurs to enable Wisconsin to be competitive in a global economic environment.
WHEDA – Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
WHEDA works closely with lenders, developers, local government, nonprofits, community groups and others to implement its low-cost financing programs. We provide low-cost, fixed interest rate mortgages to low- and moderate-income individuals and families to purchase their first home. We also work with developers to finance affordable rental housing, and support economic development and agriculture through our small business guarantee programs.
WIN – Wisconsin Innovation Network
The Wisconsin Innovation Network (WIN) is The Tech Council’s membership subsidiary – a community-based economic development organization dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. In association with the Tech Council, WIN programs focus on the needs and challenges faced by new and growing technology-based businesses in Wisconsin.
WISCAP – Wisconsin Community Action Program Association
WISCAP is the voluntary association of WisconsinÕs 16 Community Action Agencies (CAAs) and 3 special purpose agencies that have state-wide anti-poverty missions.
WWBIC – Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
WWBIC is a statewide economic development corporation that provides quality business education and financing to WisconsinÕs entrepreneurs and small business owners. Our dedicated staff works hard every day to provide top-notch programs and service to help both women and men launch and expand small businesses.