Starting a Business

The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce is one of many organizations that assist entrepreneurs who are starting a business or who need assistance in making their business successful. Resources for those starting a business include:

Starting a business can be both an exciting and daunting venture. But, with some assistance and the right resources, you will have the tools needed to be a successful entrepreneur.

Are you ready to be an entrepreneur?

Before you begin your quest to start a business, you need to ask yourself several questions to make sure that being an entrepreneur is right for you.  The following checklists will help you get started:

Business and Marketing Plans

Once you have completed the checklists and determined to go ahead with a business start-up, you’ll need to create both a business and marketing plan.  The following two outlines will help you develop the plans:


  • For financing options and information, visit our Financial Funding and Grants website page. You will find a wide variety of different funding options. For further questions, contact Colan Treml at [email protected] or call 920-303-2266 Ext. 20.

Government forms

Every business needs to obtain a federal identification number, an employer’s identification number and sellers permits, if applicable. 

Forms are available at: