September 30, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for North Carolina Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Asheboro, North Carolina

Contemplating starting a business in Asheboro, North Carolina? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Asheboro.

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 How to Evaluate a Business Idea.

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 How to Start a Kosher Restaurant guide or our Opening a Salvage Disposal Business guide.

Always keep in mind that your new business will be in Asheboro. Some businesses will do better in Asheboro than others. Make sure you fully understand Asheboro demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Asheboro, North Carolina Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 1872
5-9 Employees 893
10-19 Employees 489
20-49 Employees 360
50-99 Employees 120
100-249 Employees 54
250-499 Employees 27
500-999 Employees 15
1000+ Employees 6
All Asheboro Businesses 3836

As a new Asheboro entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Asheboro 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
Advertising Agencies 2
Ambulance Services 1
Amusement Arcades 1
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 2
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 2
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 9
Automotive Transmission Repair 2
Baked Goods Stores 1
Ball and Roller Bearing Manufacturing 1
Barber Shops 2
Beauty Salons 5
Boat Dealers 1
Book Publishers 1
Book Stores 2
Bowling Centers 1
Broadwoven Fabric Finishing Mills 2
Broadwoven Fabric Mills 2
Building Inspection Services 2
Business and Secretarial Schools 1
Business Associations 4
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Cafeterias 4
Car Washes 5
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 19
Civic and Social Organizations 4
Clothing Accessories Stores 3
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Collection Agencies 1
Commercial Flexographic Printing 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 5
Commercial Photography 1
Computer and Software Stores 4
Computer Systems Design Services 3
Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing 1
Confectionery and Nut Stores 1
Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers 1
Consumer Lending 4
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Convenience Stores 4
Convention and Trade Show Organizers 1
Cosmetology and Barber Schools 1
Credit Unions 2
Curtain and Drapery Mills 1
Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Cut Stock, Resawing Lumber, and Planing 3
Dental Laboratories 2
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 1
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers 1
Direct Life Insurance Carriers 2
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Display Advertising 1
Drafting Services 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 5
Educational Support Services 2
Electric Power Distribution 2
Electrical Contractors 12
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Employment Placement Agencies 2
Engineering Services 9
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 6
Fats and Oils Refining and Blending 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 3
Fish and Seafood Markets 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 8
Floor Covering Stores 3
Flooring Contractors 3
Florists 3
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 2
Food Service Contractors 4
Framing Contractors 3
Freight Transportation Arrangement 2
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 41
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 5
Furniture Stores 7
General Automotive Repair 15
General Freight Trucking, Local 5
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 3
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 4
Grantmaking Foundations 3
Graphic Design Services 2
Hand and Edge Tool Manufacturing 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 1
Hardware Stores 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 2
Home Centers 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1
Home Health Care Services 4
Home Health Equipment Rental 1
Homes for the Elderly 3
Household Appliance Stores 1
Hydroelectric Power Generation 1
Industrial Launderers 1
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 25
Internet Service Providers 1
Investment Advice 1
Iron and Steel Mills 1
Janitorial Services 14
Jewelry Stores 10
Kidney Dialysis Centers 1
Landscape Architectural Services 2
Landscaping Services 12
Limited-Service Restaurants 36
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 1
Locksmiths 1
Logging 3
Luggage Manufacturing 1
Machine Shops 6
Mail-Order Houses 2
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 6
Marketing Consulting Services 1
Masonry Contractors 3
Meat Processed from Carcasses 1
Medical Laboratories 2
Men's and Boys' Neckwear Manufacturing 1
Men's Clothing Stores 3
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 3
Motion Picture and Video Production 1
Motorcycle Dealers 4
Museums 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 2
Narrow Fabric Mills 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 12
New Housing Operative Builders 2
Newspaper Publishers 2
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Office Administrative Services 3
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 2
Offices of Bank Holding Companies 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 11
Offices of Chiropractors 5
Offices of Dentists 21
Offices of Lawyers 29
Offices of Optometrists 4
Offices of Podiatrists 1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 3
Optical Goods Stores 2
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 4
Outerwear Knitting Mills 1
Packing and Crating 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 3
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 7
Passenger Car Rental 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 3
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 7
Photography Studios, Portrait 3
Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing 1
Primary Battery Manufacturing 2
Professional Employer Organizations 1
Quick Printing 2
Racetracks 1
Radio Stations 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 2
Real Estate Credit 7
Real Estate Investment Trusts 1
Residential Property Managers 5
Residential Remodelers 4
Retail Bakeries 1
Roofing Contractors 4
Sales Financing 1
Sawmills 2
Securities Brokerage 3
Security Guards and Patrol Services 1
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Sheer Hosiery Mills 6
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 1
Shoe Stores 8
Siding Contractors 4
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 6
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 3
Solid Waste Collection 3
Solid Waste Landfill 3
Spice and Extract Manufacturing 1
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Sports and Recreation Instruction 3
Spring (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing 1
Steel Foundries (except Investment) 1
Tax Preparation Services 6
Temporary Help Services 5
Temporary Shelters 1
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers 1
Tire Cord and Tire Fabric Mills 1
Tire Dealers 5
Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading) 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Tobacco Stores 1
Tradebinding and Related Work 1
Travel Agencies 1
Used Car Dealers 10
Used Merchandise Stores 4
Vending Machine Operators 1
Veterinary Services 5
Video Tape and Disc Rental 3
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 6
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 7
Women's Clothing Stores 6
Women's Handbag and Purse Manufacturing 1
Zoos and Botanical Gardens 1

Should You Buy an Existing Asheboro Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in North Carolina. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Asheboro.

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

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

Having a business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Simply put, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Failure to write a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

To learn more about business plans, read Free Business Plan Templates. A great resource for business planning assistance is the face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in North Carolina.

Building Up Your Sales

Mastering the art of selling is a must if you want your new Asheboro business to do well.

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.

Hiring Good Sales People 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.

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

The best entrepreneurs recognize that they need to continually improve.

Given that you are starting a business in Asheboro, North Carolina, you should investigate some of the learning programs at local North Carolina educational institutions. Another way to keep up on your entrepreneurial education is to investigate networking groups or organizations in which Asheboro entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Moving Forward

Most new Asheboro 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 Asheboro businesses to be successful. 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.

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