Welcome to the Muskego area! The Muskego Chamber of Commerce services Muskego, Big Bend, Town of Norway, and Wind Lake. We hope these resources will be helpful as you explore our area and look forward to meeting you soon.
Feel free to contact or visit the Chamber office where you can pick up a New Resident Welcome Packet, Community Guide, and explore our Visitor Display's business brochures and cards.
Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce
S73 W164858 Janesville Road
Muskego WI 53150
Muskego Demographic Quickfacts (More information at City of Muskego)
Located in Waukesha County (53150)
Median Household Income of $86,588
96.3% of Muskego residents are High School Graduates or higher
Median Age: 43.5
9,500+ Housing Units
- Annual Events
- City Hall 262-679-4100
- City Newsletter
- Community Map
- Dining & Food
- Download the Muskego Mobile App
- Elections & Voting
- Find a Business
- Food Pantry 262-679-6448
- Job Opportunities
- Licenses & Permits
- Muskego-Norway School District 262-679-1800
- Muskego County Park 262-679-0310
- Library 262-971-2100
- Parks & Recreation 262-679-4108
- Post Office 414-422-9501
- Public Works Department 262-679-4128
- Muskego Police Non-Emergency 262-679-4130
- Tess Corners Fire Department Non-Emergency 262-679-4130
- Muskego Community Guide
- Muskego Community Profile
- Places to Visit or Gather
- Places of Worship
- Real Estate Information
- Senior Taxi 262-679-4754
- Trash Pick Up (Green for Life Environmental) 262-679-0860
- Waukesha County (Muskego & Big Bend)
Big Bend Demographic Quickfacts
(More Information at Village of Big Bend)
- Located in Waukesha County (53103)
- Population: 3,845
- Median Household Income of $88,963
- 77% of Big Bend residents are High School Graduates or higher
- Median Age: 45.8 years
- Elections & Voting
- License & Permits
- Mukwonago School District
- Village Library
Town of Norway & Wind Lake Demographic Quickfacts
(More Information at Town of Norway)
- Town of Norway Located in Racine County (53185)
- Population: 7,862
- Median Household Income of $108,107
- Median Age: 43.1
- Elections & Voting
- Inspections & Permits
- School Districts
- Parks & Recreation
- Fire & Rescue
Congratulations on starting or relocating your business! Visit these pages for necessary information on the process, procedures, and necessary permits. Feel free to contact the Chamber office at 414-422-1155 or email@example.com.
- City of Muskego Business Approval Procedures
- City of Muskego Economic Development Page
- City of Muskego Start-up Business Assistance Page
- Muskego Chamber of Commerce Economic Committee
Local Contacts for Business StartUp & Relocation
- Johnson-Caylor Team, RE/MAX Realty 100 (Commercial Real Estate)
- Real Estate & Lenders in the Muskego Area
County and State Resources:
- Business Incentives & Assistance
- Waukesha County Center for Growth Business Financing Opportunities
- Waukesha County GROW Fund
- Wisconsin Business Development (SBA Loans & Loan Guarantees)
- Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
- Wisconsin Economic Development Property Search Page (Use the search function to find property for sale/lease in the Muskego, Big Bend, or Wind Lake area.)
- Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Toolkit (WED)
- Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (Waukesha County)
- Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)
- 22 Small Business Tips
- Center of Technology Commercialization – Wisconsin SBIR
- How to Form an LLC in Wisconsin
- Internal Revenue Service Small Business Portal
- Job Center of Wisconsin for Employers and Job Seekers
- SCORE SE Wisconsin Free Business Guidance
- Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Small Business - USA.gov
- State Bar of Wisconsin — Legal Consulting for Small Businesses
- U.S. Department of Defense Innovation Marketplace
- US Economic Development Administration (EDA)
- Veteran's Small Business Guide for Starting a Business
- WHEDA for Small Business
How to Start a Business in Muskego, Wisconsin
Do you have a great idea for a business? Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help you find answers and connections that will aid your business. Here’s some questions to ask first:
- Conduct market research. Ask: Is there a need for what I am offering? Who is my competition?
- Test the idea. Gather opinions from consumers in your target market (your ideal audience and the ones you will sell on your product or service). Talk with friends, family, neighbors, and acquaintances.
- Pick a business name. Search the trademark site to ensure yours is original and not in conflict with another business.
- Write a business plan. Visit the Small Business Administration and learn how to write a great plan.
- Establish a budget and set up an accounting system. Consider hiring a professional to handle this for you. When planning these, include start up costs and expenses for the first two years.
- Choose a legal structure for your business. View the Article “Business Structure: How to Choose the Right One”
- Register your business with the state. Visit the WI Department of Revenue’s Online Registration Page
- Secure business capital and funding. Create materials to attract and secure investors.
- Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Research and apply for local licenses or
- Check out other business members who may offer services you need as a start up business.
- Brand your business. Select brand colors and fonts. Create a logo (or have it created).
- Create a professional website with your brand and logo.
- Use your market research on your target audience to decide which social media platforms are beneficial for your business. Claim your name and submit account details.
- Join the Muskego Area Chamber of Commerce where you can network with other business members and use membership benefits that promote, support, and market your business.
- Hire and build a strong team.
- Use your market research to create a marketing plan.