October 31, 2014  
 
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Start a Business in Fort Dix, New Jersey

Are you starting a business in Fort Dix, New Jersey? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Fort Dix.

Is Becoming a Business Owner Right for You?

Most startup businesses do not succeed, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the entrepreneurial skills and traits needed to succeed. So, before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

Because entrepreneurship is not for everyone, we recommend you do the following to help you assess whether you should move forward with starting a business:

  • Grab a meal or cofee with other entrepreneurs in Fort Dix. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • Take a look at Starting a Company. It's a short article but it's a good reality check for those are about to jump into the world of entrepreneurship.
  • Talk it over with a close friend or partner. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

What Business Are You Starting?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Free Business Ideas.

For in-depth how-to guides on how to start specific businesses, browse our Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening an Auto Warranty Services Business guide or our How to Start a Beverage Dispensing Equipment, Supplies & Repair Business guide.

Remember that you are opening your new business in Fort Dix. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Fort Dix. Study Fort Dix demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Fort Dix, New Jersey Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 24
5-9 Employees 24
10-19 Employees 12
20-49 Employees 3
50-99 Employees 3
100-249 Employees 3
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Fort Dix Businesses 72

As a new Fort Dix entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Fort Dix 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
Beauty Salons 1
Computer Facilities Management Services 2
Credit Unions 1
Document Preparation Services 1
Engineering Services 1
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Florists 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Travel Agencies 1
Used Merchandise Stores 1

Company Formation in Fort Dix, New Jersey

It's essential that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.

When forming a company, you will pick from many company types, such as a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in New Jersey, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in New Jersey. In fact, you can incorporate in the state of your choosing. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There's a lot to know about forming a company. To learn the basics of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Piercing the Corporate Veil. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Fort Dix, New Jersey, our web page covering Incorporating in New Jersey may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in New Jersey.

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is vital in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Simply put, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Starting a business without a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read The Art of the Executive Summary. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in New Jersey.

Startup Financing Basics

Raising money to fund your new Fort Dix 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 Fort Dix 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.

Moving Forward

Most new Fort Dix businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

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

We are here to help Fort Dix businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Fort Dix 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 Fort Dix, New Jersey

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

 

 

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