Business Resources and Support

The Sheridan County Chamber has assembled this list of resources, experts, and advisors to help you start, grow, improve, or buy or sell your business. If you are successful, it benefits the entire community! And most of these resources and services are free of charge to Wyoming businesses and residents.

 

Here are some other useful resources for you and your business:

 

Market Data 

Sheridan County and Wyoming Demographics: Click here for  age, gender, and race/ethnicity breakdowns from the 2010 U.S. Census.  Also see the State Economic Analysis Division website http://eadiv.wy.us for other demographic and economic data, or call Amy Bittner in that office at (307) 777-7161.

Sheridan County and Wyoming Labor Market Data: Click here for Wyoming labor market statistics, some broken down to the county level. 

Other Businesses: Check our Chamber Member Directory for 600+ of the businesses and organizations in Sheridan County, organized by business category.

 

Your Primary Business Development and Support

Sheridan County Chamber logo

Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce:  “The proactive voice of local business working for the promotion, protection and prosperity of our members and community.” Networking, information and resources, brainstorming, events, promotional opportunities.
171 N. Main St. – Suite D
P.O. Box 707
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 672-2485
info@sheridanwyomingchamber.org
www.sheridanwyomingchamber.org


Forward Sheridan logo

Forward Sheridan:  Fostering economic and business development in the community, with a primary focus currently on manufacturing and technology. Available to help in identifying and connecting to local and state business resources. Can also assist in addressing workforce needs, marketing, and business planning.

Forward Sheridan
Jay Stender
1981 Double Eagle Drive – Suite A
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 673-8004
jay@forwardsheridan.com
www.forwardsheridan.com

 
Wyoming Business Council logo


 

 

Wyoming Business Council:  Overall support and direction, especially to other organizations that can help with specific needs. Loans and grants, financial tools, energy audits. Information and advice on business permitting, business relocation, commercial real estate, co-op advertising, co-op marketing, and developing business-ready sites and buildings.

Wyoming Business Council
Dave Spencer, Northeast Region
1981 Double Eagle Drive – Suite A
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 675-1012
www.wyomingbusiness.org

 
Wyoming Entrepreneur logo

Wyoming Entrepreneur:  A good starting point for an entrepreneur just starting a business in Sheridan County. A network of three programs from the University of Wyoming: Small Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and Market Research Center. Offering consulting support in areas such as business plans, marketing plans, licensing requirements, financial health checkups, business valuation, selling to the government, eCommerce, succession planning, international trade, tourism marketing, market research, business ethics, social media, and QuickBooks. 

Wyoming Entrepreneur
Susan Jerke
2001 W. Lakeway Road – Ste. D
Gillette, WY 82718
(also in Sheridan on a regular basis)
(307) 682-5232
www.wyen.biz

Other Business Development and Support

Center for a Vital Community:  Opportunities to strengthen community resources through training, collaboration, and sharing of information. Primary focus is nonprofit organizations.

Center for a Vital Community
Amy Albrecht
Sheridan College Main Street
50 N. Main St.
P.O. Box 1500
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 674-6446, Ext. 4203
http://cvc.sheridan.edu

Downtown Sheridan Association (DSA): Specifically committed to ensuring the economic prosperity of Sheridan’s downtown Historic District, while preserving and enhancing its historical beauty.

Downtown Sheridan Association
Beth Holsinger, Executive Director
121 S. Main (corner of Main & Coffeen/Burkitt)
P.O. Box 13
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 672-8881
dsaexecdir@downtownsheridan.org
www.downtownsheridan.org

Manufacturing-Works:  Technical and business assistance to manufacturers and technical-oriented businesses, at their location.

Manufacturing-Works
Matthew Melinkovich
300 W. Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
www.manufacturing-works.com

SCORE:  Confidential counseling and low-cost workshop services. Learn to write a business plan, apply for a loan, hone your management skills, and become a more confident small business owner.

Casper SCORE – Chapter 0181
SBA Federal Building #4126
100 East B St.
Casper, WY 82602
(307) 261-6529
www.score.org

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development:  Direct and guaranteed loans for expansion and preservation of jobs in rural communities; grants to finance the development of small and emerging private business

U.S.D.A. – Rural Development
Debra Anderson
Cottonwood Center
1949 Sugarland Dr. – Ste. 11
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 672-5820, Ext. 4
www.rurdev.usda.gov/wy/rbcs.htm

U.S. Small Business Administration:  Training, counseling, financial assistance for small businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration
Stephen E. Parker
Wyoming District Office
100 E. B St., Federal Building
P.O. Box 44001
Casper, WY 82602
(307) 261-6506
www.sba.gov/wy

Wyoming Research Products Center:  Assistance with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and licenses.

Wyoming Research Products Center
Davona Douglass
Dept. 3672
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
(307) 766-2520
www.uwyo.edu/rpc

Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative:  Helping innovative tech-based small businesses in Wyoming to access federal aid to develop their new product concepts.

Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative
Kelly Haigler Cornish
(866) 703-3280
www.uwyo.edu/sbir

Wyoming Women’s Business Center:  Help for current and prospective women business owners.

Wyoming Women’s Business Center
Rosemary Bratton
P.O. Box 764
Laramie, WY 82073
(888) 524-1947
www.wyomingwomen.org

Federal and State Legislation / Regulations / Information 

Department of Labor Employment Laws
www.dol.gov/elaws

Department of Labor Employer Resources:  To help you, as an employer, understand which Department of Labor laws apply to your business.
www.dol.gov/dol/audience/aud-employers

Occupational Safety & Health Administration:  Regulations, compliance, statistics, grants, recordkeeping.
www.osha.gov

Workers’ Safety and Compensation Division – Employer Services

State of Wyoming Department of Employment
Ken Grant
One S. Scott St., Ste. 2
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 673-1987
kgrant1@state.wy.us
http://doe.wyo.gov

IRS Tax Information for Businesses:  Includes information for corporations, charities, and non-profits, international businesses, partnerships, small business, and self-employed. Most IRS forms also available.

IRS Tax Information for Businesses
Cottonwood Center
1949 Sugarland Dr.
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 672-2788
www.irs.gov/businesses

Wyoming State Sales Tax:  Setting up state sales tax reporting, and general information about the applicability of the Wyoming sales tax.
Wyoming State Sales Tax
Mike Romanjenko
303 S. Main St.
Sheridan, WY 82801
(307) 674-8559

Government Contracts

General Services Administration contracts for billions of dollars worth of products and services for federal agencies.
www.gsa.gov

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Programs, procedures, how-to information on patients, trademarks, and intellectual property.
www.uspto.gov

General Business Information

Business Know-How:  Articles of various aspects of business operations.
www.businessknow.com

Entrepreneur.com:  Articles on starting a business, franchises, marketing, management, and an “Ask the Expert” section. www.entrepreneur.com

Online Business Advisor:  Forums, tips, articles on managing people, sales management, profit enhancement, marketing, strategic planning, customer service, and a host of other business and management related topics.
www.onlinebusadv.com

U.S. Chamber of Commerce:  “Toolkit” articles of information for small businesses. www.uschambersmallbusinessnation.com (click on Toolkits on the top bar)

 

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