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Going into business or need help with your existing small business? Just looking for some answers? Progress Lakeshore staff and partners are committed to providing the best economic development assistance to you. Let us know what you need and we can point you in the right direction or guide you through a solution that works for your business.

Have a request for service from Progress Lakeshore? Click HERE to download the form. Please click HERE or email the form to when completed and a member of our staff will contact you to arrange a meeting.

2024 Small Business Resource Guide

Discover local partners that can assist you through your start-up journey.

One Stop Business Registration

The Wisconsin One Stop Business Portal simplifies the process for businesses in Wisconsin to find everything they need to start.

Financial Incentives

Progress Lakeshore can assist with various financial incentives that might be available for a business start-up, expansion or new location.

Start-Up Planning

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. Scroll down to learn about each step. Check out “10 Steps to Start your Business” from Small Business Administration (SBA).

The business plan consists of several planning and financial worksheets. It contains more than 150 questions divided into several sections. You can download the template HERE.

Download the template HERE.

These 3-year financial projection worksheets will help you (and your business) better understand where your company may be headed. Download the forms by clicking HERE.

Wondering what a personal brand is or how to create one? With the rise of social media, a personal brand is a must! This short article breaks down how to  formulate the perfect personal brand to help you improve your professional life. Read the article by clicking HERE.

Download the SBA Resource Guide HERE.

Local Partners

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs.

For more information about SBDC at UW-Green Bay visit the website HERE.

The SBDC asks you to fill out some paperwork prior to your meeting with them, these documents can be filled out online, by clicking HERE.  Alternatively, these documents can be downloaded and filled out (and brought with you) by clicking HERE.

SCORE provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Additionally, SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.

For business plans and templates provided by SCORE, click HERE

For more information about SCORE visit the website HERE.

Progress Lakeshore is proud to announce a partnership with the Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership (NEWREP) to offer free export counseling for businesses to assist businesses in all the steps to export products. The International Business Consultant will thoroughly prepare and assist businesses with all the steps necessary, from exporting basics to getting businesses in front of foreign buyers who want to purchase products or services from NE WI businesses. To set up a meeting, please call Progress Lakeshore at 920-482-0540 or email us at