La Crosse New Business and Pre-Venture Resources





The First Steps to Starting a Business  class is part of the  Business Basics series -  This workshop is designed for new entrepreneurs.  In a small group setting, you will review the basics of going into business and identify your next steps in areas of marketing, finance, and business plan development. You can complete the First Steps to Starting Your Business class online if our classroom schedule is not convenient for you. 


Business Plan Checklist  [.DOC] - A key list of questions and guidelines for preparing a business plan.


Business Plan Template [.DOC] - A template to start writing a business plan.


Business Start-Up Regulations [.DOC]  A comprehensive list of regulatory resources for business start-ups.


Timeline for Starting a Business  [.DOC] - A guideline and framework for budgeting time to lay a solid foundation for a new business.


Small Business Administration (SBA) Online - A wealth of information for starting and managing a business.