October 21, 2014  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Ohio Entrepreneurs  
  Warren, Ohio Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Start a Business in Warren, Ohio

Are you starting a business in Warren, Ohio? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Warren.

Warren, Ohio Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 22312
5-9 Employees 10056
10-19 Employees 6384
20-49 Employees 4056
50-99 Employees 1704
100-249 Employees 888
250-499 Employees 216
500-999 Employees 96
1000+ Employees 96
All Warren Businesses 45808

As a new Warren entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Warren 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
Advertising Agencies 2
Aluminum Extruded Product Manufacturing 1
Ambulance Services 3
Amusement Arcades 1
Architectural Services 4
Art Dealers 1
Automobile Manufacturing 1
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 3
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 16
Automotive Transmission Repair 2
Baked Goods Stores 1
Beauty Salons 20
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 6
Boat Dealers 1
Book Stores 6
Bowling Centers 5
Building Inspection Services 1
Business Associations 2
Cafeterias 3
Car Washes 7
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Caterers 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 4
Child and Youth Services 4
Child Day Care Services 18
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 1
Civic and Social Organizations 14
Clay Refractory Manufacturing 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 2
Collection Agencies 1
Commercial Bakeries 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 3
Community Food Services 1
Computer and Software Stores 3
Computer Facilities Management Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 2
Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing 1
Confectionery and Nut Stores 1
Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers 2
Construction Machinery Manufacturing 2
Consumer Lending 4
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Convenience Stores 15
Copper Foundries (except Die-Casting) 1
Cosmetology and Barber Schools 1
Couriers 2
Court Reporting and Stenotype Services 1
Credit Unions 7
Custom Computer Programming Services 4
Custom Roll Forming 1
Dental Laboratories 3
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 1
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers 1
Dimension Stone Mining and Quarrying 1
Direct Mail Advertising 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 2
Discount Department Stores 3
Display Advertising 1
Drafting Services 3
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 27
Drive-In Motion Picture Theaters 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 3
Educational Support Services 1
Electric Power Distribution 3
Electrical Contractors 8
Electronic Auctions 1
Electronic Capacitor Manufacturing 1
Electronic Shopping 2
Elementary and Secondary Schools 6
Emergency and Other Relief Services 1
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 9
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Facilities Support Services 2
Family Clothing Stores 2
Family Planning Centers 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fine Arts Schools 4
Finish Carpentry Contractors 7
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 13
Floor Covering Stores 5
Flooring Contractors 2
Florists 6
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 2
Food Service Contractors 2
Framing Contractors 3
Freight Transportation Arrangement 6
Full-Service Restaurants 50
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 6
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 1
Furniture Stores 3
General Automotive Repair 23
General Freight Trucking, Local 10
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2
General Rental Centers 4
General Warehousing and Storage 4
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 5
Glass and Glazing Contractors 3
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 7
Grantmaking Foundations 3
Hardware Manufacturing 2
Hardware Stores 4
Hazardous Waste Collection 1
Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Home Centers 2
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1
Home Health Care Services 9
Home Health Equipment Rental 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Industrial Design Services 1
Industrial Gas Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 38
Internet Service Providers 1
Investment Advice 3
Iron and Steel Forging 2
Iron and Steel Mills 2
Janitorial Services 15
Jewelry Stores 5
Junior Colleges 1
Kidney Dialysis Centers 3
Landscaping Services 19
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 6
Limited-Service Restaurants 71
Machine Shops 6
Mail-Order Houses 3
Marketing Consulting Services 2
Masonry Contractors 4
Medical Laboratories 2
Men's Clothing Stores 3
Miscellaneous Intermediation 1
Mobile Food Services 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 3
Motion Picture and Video Production 2
Motor and Generator Manufacturing 2
Motor Vehicle Metal Stamping 2
Motor Vehicle Towing 2
Motorcycle Dealers 3
Museums 3
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 1
Nail Salons 2
New Car Dealers 6
New Housing Operative Builders 3
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 3
Nursing Care Facilities 10
Office Administrative Services 8
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 2
Offices of Bank Holding Companies 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 13
Offices of Chiropractors 13
Offices of Dentists 54
Offices of Lawyers 70
Offices of Optometrists 6
Offices of Other Holding Companies 1
Offices of Podiatrists 9
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 5
Optical Goods Stores 4
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Packaging and Labeling Services 1
Packing and Crating 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 4
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 13
Parking Lots and Garages 1
Passenger Car Rental 3
Payroll Services 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 6
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 16
Photography Studios, Portrait 5
Plastics Bottle Manufacturing 1
Plate Work Manufacturing 1
Political Organizations 1
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 1
Professional Employer Organizations 1
Professional Organizations 4
Quick Printing 2
Racetracks 1
Radio Stations 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 2
Real Estate Credit 8
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 1
Residential Property Managers 5
Residential Remodelers 17
Retail Bakeries 2
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing 1
Roofing Contractors 7
Sales Financing 2
Savings Institutions 6
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 5
Security Guards and Patrol Services 2
Septic Tank and Related Services 3
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 2
Shoe Stores 6
Siding Contractors 1
Sign Manufacturing 3
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 8
Solid Waste Collection 2
Sporting Goods Stores 5
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Surface-Coated Paperboard Manufacturing 1
Tax Preparation Services 8
Taxi Service 1
Telecommunications Resellers 1
Telemarketing Bureaus 1
Telephone Answering Services 1
Temporary Help Services 10
Temporary Shelters 1
Testing Laboratories 2
Tire Dealers 4
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 8
Tobacco Stores 3
Tour Operators 1
Travel Agencies 5
Truss Manufacturing 1
Used Car Dealers 5
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 2
Used Merchandise Stores 3
Vending Machine Operators 3
Veterinary Services 6
Video Tape and Disc Rental 7
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 3
Voluntary Health Organizations 1
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 4
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 7
Women's Clothing Stores 5
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Warren Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Ohio. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Warren.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Picking a Company Name

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

We strongly advocate that you make sure the ".com" domain name is available for your company name. Every business needs a strong Web presence these days, and having a non ".com" domain means somebody else may outrank you in the search results for your own company name.

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 starting a business in Warren, it's critical that you ensure that no other Ohio company is using the business name you want to use.

Forming a Company in Warren, Ohio

A critical step is ensuring that you choose the right legal structure for your new entity. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be 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. If you are starting a business in Ohio, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Ohio. 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 are many nuances to forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Where to Incorporate. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Warren, Ohio, our information on Incorporating in Ohio may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Ohio.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is vital to the health of your new business. Simply put, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Failure to write a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

Before you start writing a business plan, we suggest you skim Business Plan Contests. You should also take advantage of face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Ohio.

Marketing Your New Venture

To rise above the crowd in Warren and accelerate your business, you need a great marketing plan.

You can learn quite a bit about marketing on our site. Creating a Web Presence is an article that will generate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Bring in Revenues

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

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Effective Sales Presentations is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

Now It's Up To You

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

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 Warren and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Warren, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Warren, Ohio

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

  • Resources for Warren, Ohio Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Warren entrepreneurs.
  • Ohio Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Ohio.
  • Ohio Small Business Development Center - Whether you're starting your business, expanding your business, or just looking to stay in business, the Small Business Development Centers of Ohio (SBDCs of Ohio) can help with professional guidance by connecting you with research, financing sources, and training opportunities.
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