October 22, 2014  
 
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  Camden, New Jersey Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Camden, New Jersey

Need help starting a business in Camden, New Jersey? We've got the information you need to open a business in Camden.

Camden, New Jersey Demographic Information

Camden has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.

To give you a better feel for Camden demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Camden.

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 20891
5-9 Employees 6344
10-19 Employees 5655
20-49 Employees 4095
50-99 Employees 897
100-249 Employees 780
250-499 Employees 117
500-999 Employees 39
1000+ Employees 117
All Camden Businesses 38935

As a new Camden entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Camden for each business category. By looking at this chart, you can get a general sense for how much competition there is in the business niche that you are pursuing.

Business Type # of
Businesses
Ambulance Services 1
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Architectural Services 3
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 5
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Baked Goods Stores 2
Barber Shops 1
Beauty Salons 6
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 20
Boat Building 1
Book Stores 1
Business Associations 2
Business to Business Electronic Markets 1
Car Washes 2
Caterers 1
Child and Youth Services 7
Child Day Care Services 50
Civic and Social Organizations 8
Clothing Accessories Stores 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 7
Commercial Bakeries 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 3
Community Food Services 1
Commuter Rail Systems 1
Computer Systems Design Services 2
Computer Training 2
Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers 2
Consumer Lending 1
Convenience Stores 8
Convention and Visitors Bureaus 1
Couriers 2
Credit Unions 3
Custom Computer Programming Services 2
Deep Sea Freight Transportation 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 15
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Educational Support Services 2
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 6
Elementary and Secondary Schools 8
Emergency and Other Relief Services 2
Engineering Services 8
Environmental Consulting Services 2
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 7
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 2
Facilities Support Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 1
Family Planning Centers 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fish and Seafood Markets 1
Fish and Seafood Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 3
Floor Covering Stores 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 3
Food Service Contractors 12
Footwear Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 1
Framing Contractors 2
Freight Transportation Arrangement 2
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 9
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 3
General Automotive Repair 14
General Freight Trucking, Local 3
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2
General Rental Centers 1
General Warehousing and Storage 4
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 4
Glass and Glazing Contractors 3
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Gypsum Product Manufacturing 1
Hardware Manufacturing 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 2
Hardware Stores 2
Heating Oil Dealers 2
Historical Sites 1
HMO Medical Centers 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Homes for the Elderly 2
Household Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturing 1
Human Rights Organizations 1
Industrial Gas Manufacturing 1
Industrial Launderers 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
International Trade Financing 1
Janitorial Services 7
Jewelry Stores 6
Land Subdivision 1
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 3
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 3
Limited-Service Restaurants 36
Linen Supply 1
Locksmiths 1
Luggage and Leather Goods Stores 1
Marine Cargo Handling 2
Masonry Contractors 2
Materials Recovery Facilities 1
Meat Markets 1
Men's Clothing Stores 2
Metal Window and Door Manufacturing 1
Miscellaneous Intermediation 1
Museums 1
Musical Groups and Artists 1
Nail Salons 4
Navigational Services to Shipping 2
New Housing Operative Builders 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 2
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Office Administrative Services 3
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 7
Offices of Lawyers 20
Offices of Optometrists 4
Offices of Other Holding Companies 1
Offices of Podiatrists 6
Outerwear Knitting Mills 1
Packaging and Labeling Services 1
Packing and Crating 1
Paint and Coating Manufacturing 1
Paper (except Newsprint) Mills 1
Parking Lots and Garages 4
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 13
Portfolio Management 1
Poultry Processing 2
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 1
Professional Employer Organizations 1
Professional Organizations 2
Public Relations Agencies 1
Quick Printing 1
Radio Networks 1
Radio Stations 1
Remediation Services 3
Residential Property Managers 2
Residential Remodelers 2
Retail Bakeries 1
Roofing Contractors 2
Sales Financing 1
Savings Institutions 2
Security Guards and Patrol Services 2
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 1
Shoe Stores 4
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 6
Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing 1
Soft Drink Manufacturing 1
Solid Waste Collection 2
Special Needs Transportation 2
Spice and Extract Manufacturing 1
Sports Teams and Clubs 1
Tax Preparation Services 4
Taxi Service 2
Telecommunications Resellers 1
Temporary Help Services 4
Temporary Shelters 5
Testing Laboratories 1
Tire Dealers 1
Tradebinding and Related Work 1
Travel Agencies 3
Used Car Dealers 5
Vending Machine Operators 1
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 3
Voluntary Health Organizations 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 5
Women's Clothing Stores 2
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 1
Zoos and Botanical Gardens 2

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Camden Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in New Jersey. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Camden.

If you are headed down the path of buying a business, you may want to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Getting your Camden business the capital it needs to succeed requires strong organization skills and perseverance. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

Take advantage of our many articles on securing funding, such as Bank Credit Lines.

For Camden entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, check out our List of New Jersey Angel Investors and our List of New Jersey Venture Capital Firms.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Startup

Whether your goal is to attract Camden customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

We have some excellent resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Bus Bench Advertising Costs is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

The Art of Selling

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Camden business, you need to focus on sales.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Why Salespeople Fail offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

The best business owners recognize that they don't know everything.

Given that you are starting a business in Camden, New Jersey, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local New Jersey educational institutions. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Camden entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Never Give Up

As an entrepreneur in Camden, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Camden and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Camden entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Camden, New Jersey

Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Camden.

 

 

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