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Business Resources


The Middleton Chamber of Commerce knows connecting businesses and entrepreneurs to financial resources is crucial for their success and growth. Access to funding can make a significant difference in the trajectory of a business, allowing it to expand, invest in new technology or equipment, hire additional staff, and ultimately increase revenue. There are many institutions and organizations in Wisconsin that offer financial resources, such as loans, grants, or venture capital, to support and promote entrepreneurship and economic growth. Through the relationships and partnerships that we have we are able to connect businesses and entrepreneurs to these resources.

If you have any questions about resources that may be available to you, please reach out to our Executive Director.


Whether you're forming a limited liability company (LLC), an S-corporation, or some other type of business, knowing the jargon of the business world can help you to become a better entrepreneur. This Small Business Glossary of Terms can help even the most seasoned professional sharpen their skills.

Consulting & Advocacy

Capital Area RPC (Regional Planning Commission) -  strengthens the region by engaging communities through planning, collaboration and assistance.

Doyenne Group (Women's Entrepreneurship) -  Doyenne has opportunities to support entrepreneurs who identifies as female or a marginalized gender(s) build a scalable venture.

FCC National Broadband Map - This map is the most detailed and current federal map of where broadband is and is not accessible throughout the country.

Livability and Business Climate - (facts & stats)

Madison Black Chamber of Commerce - building Black owned businesses in greater Madison for the betterment of our entire city and community.

SCORE – Madison Chapter – offers free business advice, business training, and numerous templates & tools.

UW-Madison’s Small Business Development Center part of a statewide network of SBDC’s working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies. Catalog of upcoming classes for Spring/Summer 2024 is HERE.

WARF Upstart Program - A free entrepreneurship program for women and people of color.

Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce - maximizes economic development and job creation through advocacy and programs that generate success and value for our Latino and non-Latino business community.

Wisconsin Technology Council (WTC) - dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation - start or grow your business, finance your business, strengthen your finances.

Economic Development

MadREP (Madison Region Economic Partnership) - MadREP leads the expansion and innovation of a dynamic economy where people and businesses thrive.

MG&E Economic Development - MGE partners with business, education and government leaders to ensure well-planned economic growth in our service area.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation - Working with more than 600 statewide partners, including regional economic development organizations, academic institutions and industry groups, we’re enhancing our communities, supporting business development, advancing industry innovation, tapping global markets and developing a talented workforce to help Wisconsin realize its full economic potential.


KIVA Greater Madison - Empower minority-owned and women-owned small businesses to reach their full potential.

Middleton Area Development Corporation - MADC is a private loan fund administered by a local board comprised of members with a variety of backgrounds including bankers, business owners, and private investors.  MADC works in conjunction with the City of Middleton and the Middleton Chamber of Commerce on prospective projects that promote and build our growing Middleton economy.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) - TIF is a financing tool where cities can use the increased property tax revenue from new development or redevelopment in an area (called a TIF District or TID) in order to pay for public infrastructure projects or economic development projects in the TID.

WBD Inc. - loan program is a unique financing option that can be used to finance fixed assets such as commercial real estate or equipment.

Workforce Development

Dane County Workforce Development - delivers effective and inclusive services to meet Wisconsin's diverse workforce needs, and advocates for the protection and economic advancement of all Wisconsin workers, employers, and job seekers.

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