Small Business Support

The Heart of the Valley Chamber assists entrepreneurs who are starting a business or who need assistance in making their business successful. 

Through partnerships with a number of business focused organizations we will help you find the right support and guidance.

Starting a Business

First Steps to Starting a Business

Starting a business is exciting. It can also be overwhelming. Take this free course to help you understand your readiness and provide recommendations on how to proceed in planning for your business.

10 steps to start your business

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities.

Entrepreneurial Mentoring and Guidance

Small Business Development Center at UW Oshkosh (SBDC): Offers no cost business counseling to both start-up and existing businesses. 


WWBIC provides business loans and access to fair and responsible capital, quality business and financial wellness training, and one-on-one coaching with a focus on women, people of color, veterans, rural and lower wealth individuals. 

SCORE is a free service providing business counseling and mentoring to entrepreneurs. SCORE counselors are business professionals with backgrounds ranging from small business owner to corporate executive.

Forms & Legal

SBA Checklist helps you turn your business into a reality, stay legally compliant and manage day to day operations.

Wisconsin Labor Standards cover overtime, work permits, minimum wage requirements, breaks & meal periods, etc.