Small Business Start-Up Kit - Page 2

Welcome to Tomah! Entrepreneur and small business development are vital to the success of economic development in Tomah and Monroe County. We believe that entrepreneurs are crucial for a thriving community and economy. The investments they create are immeasurable. Our economic system is based upon free enterprise and the right of each person to take the risk, follow a dream, and open his/her own business. The enclosed information, compiled by the Greater Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce, is designed to answer many of the questions that arise when one begins the process of opening a new business. Owning and operating a business can be challenging. It requires dedication, patience, a variety of skills, and of course, investment. We have compiled this information to support the desire of entrepreneurs to follow their dreams. Please take the time to read the material and use it to your advantage. Knowing how to handle the challenges of opening your own business and knowing yourself is imperative to the success of your business. The Greater Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce believes in the ecosystem of our economy. When businesses of all types band together towards the goal of strengthening our community, everyone has the opportunity to grow. In the event this information leads to additional questions, please contact the Greater Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce. We ask for your help in identifying additional information that should be added to this guide. Share your suggestions! The more information we can provide, the better we may assist you and the entrepreneurs who follow. Best of luck, Tina M. Thompson CEO 901 Kilbourn Ave | Tomah, Wisconsin 54660 Greater Area Tomah Chamber of Commerce Page | 2