The Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce office is often asked for information about how to start, or maintain, a business. Including information about proper compliance. So we have compiled a list of links for websites that may assist you in your business endeavors.
Department of Workforce Development
The Wisconsin DWD is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin's workforce. The Department's primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time it works with employers to find workers to fill current job openings.
Small Business Administration
SBA Direct - The Answers you need. SBA Direct gives you information and services based on your unique business needs. Find local resources, explore your programs and services, & achieve your business goals.
Small Business Development Center
With SBDC you can get business advice from their staff. You can also search for training courses and networking events hosted by SBDCs around the state. They can also help with grant information, online tools, important links, and more!
State of Wisconsin Business Wizard
The State of Wisconsin Business Wizard, using a series of five question-and-answer pages, provides customized information to help you start and operate a Wisconsin-based business. By investing a few minutes of your time, the Business Wizard can help you too. Visit their website to find out what the Wizard can do for you.
U.S. Census Bureau
Visiting the U.S. Census Bureau website will give you access to 2007 census information. Businesses and organizations use this information to make informed decisions.
U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)
In 2010, the EDA marks 45 years of public service, with a mission of leading the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing American regions for growth and success. EDA is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that fosters job creation, collaboration and innovation throughout the U.S.
USDA Rural Development
The USDA Rural Development-Wisconsin is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural Wisconsin through financial support, economic development, and technical assistance. The Rural Development has brought over $936 million back into the state that assisted rural communities and individuals in a variety of ways.
WI Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau is one of the most well-known business rating organizations. Through their website you can check local information directly from consumers. You can also apply for BBB Accreditation for your business.
WI Department of Commerce
The Department of Commerce is the state's leading agency for fostering the growth of the state's economy. Their business mission is carried out through statewide business development programs. The Department also manages the small business environmental assistance program and invests in community development. Visit their website for more information about the services the Department of Commerce provides.
Wisconsin Business Development
The WBD continues to expand their goal of offereing support to small businesses by adding new products and services that increase solutions that work. They take great pride in the achievements of all the businesses they serve.
WPS Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost effective energy efficient and renewable energy projects. Focus information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment, and control the state's growing demand for electricity and natural gas.
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