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Opening a Business in Addison, New York

Contemplating starting a business in Addison, New York? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Addison.

Addison, New York Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
1-4 Employees
5-9 Employees
10-19 Employees
20-49 Employees
50-99 Employees
100-249 Employees
250-499 Employees
500-999 Employees
1000+ Employees
All Addison Businesses

As a new Addison entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Addison 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Child and Youth Services
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Community Food Services
Credit Unions
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Landscaping Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Offices of Chiropractors
Offices of Dentists
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
Residential Remodelers
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
Used Car Dealers
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Should You Franchise?

Examine a list of Addison businesses and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. Would going with a franchise be a good idea for you?

We highly recommend you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Protecting Your Franchise Territory. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include The Herb Stop and Econotax. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Bookstore Franchises and Deli Restaurant Franchises.

Note on Addison Franchise Opportunities: You will need to contact franchisors directly to see if their franchises are available in Addison.

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Addison Business?

We've created a helpful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in New York. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Addison.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Picking a Company Name

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

Pick a company name that isn't too generic. If you do a search engine search for your proposed name and a billion results come up, you may want to reconsider the name. It's much easier to come up in the search engines when your name is fairly unique.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Business.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are opening a business in Addison, it's very important that you make sure you will be the only New York company using the business name you have chosen.

Forming a Company in Addison, New York

It's essential that you choose the right legal structure for your new entity. Doing so will protect 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 common way to legally create a business entity. A key decision is whether to form and S-Corp or a C-Corp, and you also must decide in which state you will incorporate. If you are starting a business in New York, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in New York. In fact, you can incorporate in any state you would like to. 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 Piercing the Corporate Veil. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Addison, New York, our information on Incorporating in New York may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in New York.

Don't Skip the Business Plan

Creating 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. Not having a business plan

To learn more about business plans, read Find Sample Business Plans Online. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in New York.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Good entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

With your business being located in Addison, New York, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby New York universities, colleges and community colleges. We also recommend you look into Addison networking organizations.

Next Steps

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Addison and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Addison, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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