Commercial Businesses for Sale Contact:
ReMax North Country: 140 Florence Ave, Florence, WI 715-528-6031
Wild Rivers Realty & Associates Inc.: 727 Central Ave, Florence WI 715-528-3280
FIND HELP FOR YOUR BUSINESS
FCEDC Sponsored Free Business Counselor
Writing a business plan is the most critical step of opening a new business. Florence County offers free services from business counselors who help new entrepreneurs write a detailed business plan to include start-up cost projections, cash flow projections, market analysis, a marketing plan, and resources for financing your business. The Business Counselors also work with existing businesses on anything from how to plan an expansion or advertising campaign to addressing cash flow issues or delinquent accounts receivables. They they are familiar with SBA and USDA Rural Development loan programs and other state and federal government programs for small business. Appointments can be made by calling Wendy Gehlhoff FCEDC (715)528-3294.
Do you want to start-up a new business?
Check out this link on entrepreneurship for a how-to guide.
Florence County Chamber of Commerce
Promotes Florence County and its businesses in order to create an environment beneficial to the growth and prosperity of the entire community. Visit florencecountychamber.org for membership information.
NWTC Woodland Kitchen & Business Incubator
Do you have a special recipe or food product you would like to process and sell to the public? State law requires these items be prepared in an inspected and licensed commercial kitchen. A shared-use kitchen incubator is a certified, fully-equipped commercial kitchen for use by growers, food processors, caterers, restaurants, chefs, special event food vendors, bakers, groups, organizations, and more. Users of the kitchen will pay an hourly fee, a fraction of the cost of renovating and converting a home kitchen or building a commercial kitchen. The facility will support the business aspects of food processing such as: writing a business plan, labeling, packaging, marketing and distribution. Wodland Kitchen will also be available to area restaurants and caterers to allow them greater flexibility in the jobs they take on. To learn more, contact 715-589-2768 or visit www.nwtc.edu/atnwtc/places/RegionalCenters/North/WoodlandKitchen/Pages/home.aspx
County Land and Tax Information by Parcel
Click here for County GIS Land Mapping system
Click here for County Property Tax Record database by parcel and owner
FIND MONEY FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Depending on your business project, there are other funding sources available through FCED in addition to the following:
GEMSTAR Micro-Loan Program
The GEMSTAR micro loan program was established in 2012 with grant funds received from a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program. The program is a joint effort between NWTC (Northeast Wisconsin Technical College), MCABI (Marinette County Association of Business and Industry) and FCEDC (Florence County Economic Development Commission). The micro loan program was established to provide very small businesses not adequately served by the traditional financial system access to a micro loan from $2,000 to $10,000. Loans are set at 3% interest amortized over not more than 5 years.
Click here for Micro Loan brochure
Click here for Micro Loan application
WEDC - Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has programs and resources to help entrepreneurs get started and existing businesses grow.
Northern Initiatives: Is a Community Development Financial Institution delivering loans and business services to small business owners and entrepreneurs who create jobs and enable the people and communities of Northern Michigan and the border counties in Wisconsin to thrive.
SBA Business Assistance: The US Small Business Administration website and regional offices offer a variety of help to plan, launch, manage and grow small businesses. There are free webinars, loan programs and assistance for a variety of business categories.
FIND A LOCATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS
This list may not include all commercial site options in Florence County. Consult local Realtors for additional options. FCED can also help you find a potential site for your new business or business expansion project.
|57 Acres in Florence Industrial Park
Accessed via Class A Road heading North 1/8 mile off US Hwy 2/141 on east edge of Florence. Lots available for $4000/acre complete with water, sewer, natural gas, electricity and internet amenities. Price is negotiable based on number of jobs created. 57 acres are available. Contact Economic Development Director, Wendy Gehlhoff (715-528-3294, firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss park details plus TIF cash incentives and other Wisconsin business assistance and funding programs. Nine tenants currently reside in the park.