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Guide to Financial Resources

Contact Columbia County Economic Development Corp. at  (608) 742-6161, or cell (608) 697-0174
for information on these and many other available financing sources.

YOU NEED EQUITY (CASH) TO START A BUSINESS

  1. 50% or more in some high risk businesses, 25% to 30% in most situations, 20% in the Guaranteed Loan Programs, and a minimum of 10% with a combination of special programs.
  2. Silent Partners, or stock ownership by others
  3. Savings
  4. Personal Loans
  5. Home Equity
  6. Vehicle
  7. Personal Assets
  8. From Family Members
  9. SALE OF ASSETS
  10. Gifts
    • Family Members
  11. Partner or Joint Ownership
    • With Equity Available
  12. Secured Personal Guarantee of Friend or Relative

Loans

  1. Seller Financing
    • Sale Contract
    • Take A Second MortgageBehind the Primary Lender
  2. Financial Institutions
    • Term Loans
    • Lines of Credit
    • SBA Guarantee Loans
    • SBA 7a Program
    • SBA 504 - WBD Wisconsin Business Development
    • WHEDA
  3. Columbia County Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund
  4. Industrial Revenue Bonds (Large)
  5. Impact 7, Inc. (A Wisconsin Development Corporation)
  6. WWBIC (Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation)
  7. Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC)
  8. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Individuals with Disabilities
  9. REM Wisconsin III, Inc. (Supported Employment Program)