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Business Planning

Business planning is more than just an idea scribbled onto a napkin.  A business plan requires research, planning, strategizing, goal setting, and much more.  Your executive summary is a snapshot of your business plan and touches on your company profile and goals.  Launch Box and our partners have many resources available to help launch your start-up or grow an existing business in the City of Racine.  Here are some resources and tools to help the life cycle of your business - from start-up, to expansion, to an exit strategy.

Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) - WWBIC offers a variety of classes and workshops for small businesses and individuals thinking about starting a business.

BizStarts Milwaukee, Inc. - Venture Track consists of services that assist entrepreneurs at different stages of their company, from the pre-launch stage through early stages of funding, by providing mentors, programs, and coaching.

Center for Technology Commercialization/Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network -  Working together CTC and WEN provide expertise to high growth potential entrepreneurs.  CTC provides the expertise needed to access funding including SBIR/STTR for development of innovation research.  We provide counseling and programs for access to SBIR/STTR and other Federal funding, business model generation and development, LeanStart-up activities, technology commercialization activities, and preparing firms for investor financing.  WEN provides access to a statewide network of resources and domain expertise. 

Wisconsin Procurement Institute - WPI helps Wisconsin businesses to increase their Federal, State and Local Government sales, revenues, profits and jobs by assisting with federal contracts, especially defense contracts. 

Service Corp of Retired Executives  - SCORE provides free and confidential face-to-face and e-mail business mentoring for interested individuals.  We have volunteer mentors with experience and expertise that can help you grow your dreams of business ownership.  

UW-Parkside Small Business Development Center - SBDC provides education, training, and one-on-one counseling to entrepreneurs and existing businesses throughout Kenosha and Racine counties, while connecting business to University resources including students and faculty at UW-Parkside.

Community Economic Development Corporation (CEDCO) - CEDCO provides technical assistance to minority owned and start-up businesses within the City of Racine.

VETransfer - VETransfer is a pilot program designed to assist in transferring military skills into private sector entrepreneurship.

BusinessUSA - A one stop site for everything related to business in the USA.