April 24, 2019  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Iowa Entrepreneurs  
  Corydon, Iowa Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Corydon, Iowa

Contemplating starting a business in Corydon, Iowa? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Corydon.

Corydon, Iowa Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 486
5-9 Employees 144
10-19 Employees 144
20-49 Employees 18
50-99 Employees 18
100-249 Employees 27
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Corydon Businesses 837

As a new Corydon entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Corydon 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Business Associations 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Family Clothing Stores 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Land Subdivision 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 2
Offices of Optometrists 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Storage Battery Manufacturing 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tire Dealers 2
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Veterinary Services 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 1

What About Buying an Existing Corydon Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Iowa. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Corydon.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: How to Buy a Business.

Selecting a Name For Your Business

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

Company names should be fun to say, and they should help people to understand what you do and how you differentiate yourself in the market.

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Branding Advice.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are opening a business in Corydon, it's very important that you make sure you will be the only Iowa company using the business name you have chosen.

Startup Financing Basics

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Corydon business will be harder than you might expect. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as 504 Loans.

For Corydon entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, we have assembled a List of Iowa Angel Investors and our List of Iowa Venture Capital Firms.

Letting the World Know You Exist

To rise above the crowd in Corydon and grow your business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. How to Get Started with Advertsing is a good read to get your marketing ideas flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Building Up Your Sales

Being able to sell is a key enabler to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Corydon or are selling to customers throughout Iowa, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Anticipating Prospect Responses is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Now It's Up To You

You have a dream -- starting a business in Corydon. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Corydon and throughout the United States . We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Corydon, Iowa

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

  • Resources for Corydon, Iowa Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Corydon entrepreneurs.
  • Iowa Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Iowa.
  • Iowa Small Business Development Center - The Iowa SBDC conducts research, counsels, and trains business people in management, financing, and operating small businesses. They provide comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields. This is a great resource for Iowa entrepreneurs!
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