Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
WWBIC’s regional office in Southeastern Wisconsin serves emerging and existing small business owners (men and women) by providing quality business education, one-on-one business assistance, direct loans and access to other capital, financial awareness and asset-building programming. They also offer a variety of classes directly related to food-based businesses.
Address: 245 Main St Suite 102, Racine, WI 53403
600 52nd St. Quite 130, Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: Racine Office: 262-898-5000
Kenosha Office: 262-925-2850
Launch Box is a business development resource that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses reach the next stage of their professional journey. Racine County Economic Development Corporation together with nine partners developed Launch Box to be a resource for City of Racine entrepreneurs, inventors and business owners. This website provides business planning resources for entrepreneurs who want to start a business within the City of Racine and ongoing assistance for emerging and established businesses.
Address: 141 Main St. Suite 2, Racine, WI 53403
Gateway Technical College
Gateway Technical College has three campuses located in Racine, Kenosha & Elkhorn. They offer a range of classes that relate directly to business, entrepreneurship & culinary. See below for a listing and visit Gateway’s website under the “Program” table for more details:
1. Workforce & Economic Development Division
3. Small Business Entrepreneurship
4. Culinary Arts (including the “Food Safe” class)
Address: 1001 S. Main St., Racine, WI 53403
Waukesha Area Technical College: Starting A Food Business Course
In this fast-paced, four-hour workshop, learn from an experiences food entrepreneur the step-by-step process of starting a business, including licensing/permitting requirements, health regulations, logistical/legal issues, packaging/labeling guidelines, commercial kitchen rental options and much more! All for less than $20!
Racine County Workforce Development Center
The Racine County Workforce Development provides information related to worker retention and training, financial assistance and business planning.
Address: 1717 Taylor Ave., Racine, WI 53403
Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC)
RCEDC provides information for small businesses including information on various entrepreneur networks, financial options, and training.
Address: 2320 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant, WI 53177
Food and Beverage (FAB) Milwaukee
With the goal to make the Milwaukee region the best place to innovate, expand or locate your food or beverage operation, FAB Milwaukee outlines local resources relating to food businesses.
University of Wisconsin Parkside’s Wisconsin Small Business Development Network
Wisconsin’s SBDC network consists of twelve service centers and three specialty centers located at four-year University of Wisconsin campuses. The significant educational and research resources offered through this strong university system provide the SBDC network with an array of expertise from faculty, staff and students. Consulting includes assistance with developing strategic plans, business plans, requests for proposals, and business coaching.
Address: 900 Wood Rd., Kenosha, WI 53144
Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)
SCORE is America’s largest volunteer business counseling service. They do this by providing FREE and CONFIDENTIAL counseling & mentoring (either in-person, over-the-phone or by e-mail) and client education through webinars, low cost business training sessions, free literature and other resources. To make a free appointment, contact them today.