Small Business Startup Information

Sole Traders, Co-Partnerships, and Associations can register their business name with the Register of Deeds office by filing a Registration of Firm Names document (PDF).

For more information on starting up a small business, please contact these small business experts:

Katherine Fossler
Small Business Development Center
UWRF College of Business and Economics
401 S Winter Street
River Falls, WI 54022
Phone: 715-425-0620
Fax: 715-425-0707

Wisconsin Business AnswerLine
Phone: 1-800-940-7232
Outside of Wisconsin Phone: 1-608-263-7680
- Practical answers about starting a Wisconsin business
- Grants available for Entrepreneurial Training
- Help problem solving ongoing business issues
- Licensing, Permits, Environmental issues