The Village of Little Chute is a community of just over 10,000 residents located in heart of the Fox River Valley, between the larger cities and metropolises of Appleton and Green Bay in Outagamie county.
The resources below are intended to assist with those contemplating starting a business or those needing assistance with expanding or locating a business in Little Chute, Wisconsin.
Business Planning Assistance (E-Seed Program): The development of a business plan is key tool to starting and expanding a successful business. A detailed description of the E-Seed program and the registration materials for the 12-week course can be viewed at the E-Seed website,hosted by Fox Valley Technical College. All registrants are encouraged to apply for ETP funding available from Wisconsin Small Business Development Centers. Approved applicants receive 75% tuition assistance provided they submit a comprehensive business plan at the conclusion of E-Seed series.
Grant for Business Plan (Early Planning Grant Program): The Wisconsin Department of Commerce's Early Planning Grant Program (EGP) helps individuals interested in starting or expanding a business in one of the following industries by provided funding for professional consulting services for development of comprehensive business plan:
- Agriculture/Food Products
- Information Technology
- Medical Devices
- Paper/Forest Products
- Childcare (In-home childcare NOT included)
Free Legal Counseling: The State Bar of Wisconsin will provided small and emerging business throughout Wisconsin up to two hours of counseling from a business lawyer at no cost. This service is provided by members of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. For more information contact the State Bar of Wisconsin at (800) 728- 7788 or visit them online.
Business Start-Up Guide: The Wisconsin Department of Commerce provides a detailing guide on starting a business in Wisconsin. Information on licensing. permits, financial program, taxes and more can be found in this guide. This Guide is available for your online viewing or print a copy for your reference. Call for additional assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce at (800) 435-7287 or visit them online.
Free Business Counseling: The SCORE Association (service Corps of Retired Executives) is a free business counseling service. A partner of the Small Business Administration, the Fox Cities SCORE Chapter is location at the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. To request a Fox Cities SCORE Counselor contact (920) 734-7101. For information on the national SCORE Association visit them online.
Financing Programs: The Village of Little Chute does provide small loans for business development through two revolving loan funds administered by the Village Board. Please contact the Village Administrator for more information at (920)723-3850.
The Village does not provide major business financing (other than processing Industrial Revenue Bonds or Redevelopment Revenue Bonds). However, numerous state and federal programs are available to meet your business needs. For additional information on these financial programs, visit the Build Your Business.
Tax Incremental Financing: The Village of Little Chute has four Tax Incremental Finance Districts. Certain projects such as assistance with infrastructure improvements may be fully or partial funded through such financial districts upon location and project. For more information contact the Village Administrator at (920)423-3850.
Industrial Park Lands: The Village has available lands for sale in an Industrial park located to the South of Highway 41 between Buchanan Street and County Highway CC. All parcels are fully improved with utilities and concrete streets, prices average approximately, $45,000 per acre. For more information contact the Village Administrator at (920)423-3850.
Business Park Lands: Several privately developed Business Parks have been developed along Highway 41 corridor West of Highway N. These parcels are fully served by all utilities including storm water retention and treatment allowing developers to more fully utilize properties which they purchase. For more information contact the Village Administrator at (920)423-3850.