SCEDC offering entrepreneurship service
If you’ve ever considered starting or acquiring your own business, the thought of business plans, marketing plans and financing might make you think twice.
That is, until now.
For almost the past two years, the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp. has offered assistance to entrepreneurs in starting their own business or growing established small businesses. The entrepreneurship services join the SCEDC’s menu of services — including nontraditional financing, site selection and workforce development — provided to local businesses.
Led by the economic development corporation’s Jim Schuessler, with his 30-plus years of sales, marketing and strategic acquisition experience, the program includes everything from helping would-be entrepreneurs with their business idea to writing a business plan and securing financing. We provide guidance through the entire process of starting or expanding a business. The entrepreneurs themselves are expected to do the work.
Another key part of the help we offer is with developing a marketing plan, which is an essential part of a new business and one that many people avoid.
If you need a financial or feasibility analysis, market research or connections to other professionals, the SCEDC can help.
Along with our partners, the Small Business Development Center of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and SCORE SE Wisconsin, we have helped several local companies — from a new business owner buying a business for an affordable price to a multimillion car condo project in Elkhart Lake.
This is assistance for people serious about success. We know that anyone passionate about starting a business is already good at something — the service or product they’re building their business around — but starting a business takes a lot more than that.
We think of it as providing additional horsepower to help entrepreneurs do what they don’t normally do and complete all the tasks that, if done right, can really set up a business to be successful.
Some of the local businesses that have come to the SCEDC for entrepreneurship expertise include the Dollhouse Dance Factory, 3 Sheeps Brewing Company, Motorsports Villas of Elkhart Lake, Sign Shop of Sheboygan, Compassionate Care Animal Clinic, The Village at 170 Banquet Hall and a Red Wing Shoe franchisee.
With the expertise of our talented staff and our partners we can help turn that idea into a revenue stream.