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ADVOCAP assists entrepreneurs to start or expand a business, buy or sell a business and obtain loans and financing. Assistance is provided to create a business plan, financial plan, fiscal management systems and access to business loans.


ADVOCAP has been providing  business development services since 1983.  We are a Community Action Agency serving Fond du Lac, Green Lake and Winnebago Counties.  Entrepreneurs interested in starting or expanding a business receive individualized assistance to explore their business ideas, develop a business and financial plan, access micro loans for business operations, and receive ongoing technical assistance after business startup.


Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Microloans

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Feasibility Studies

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Technical Services

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Certification
  • Codes
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Space and Equipment

  • Lab Space
  • Lease Review Assistance
  • Office Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services

Training and Education

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactKathy Doyle
Address19 W. lst St.
Fond du Lac, 54935 54935
Phone(920) 922-7760