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Open a Business in Balaton, Minnesota

Need help starting a business in Balaton, Minnesota? We've got the information you need to open a business in Balaton.

Balaton, Minnesota Demographic Information

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

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

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 Balaton Businesses

As a new Balaton entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Balaton 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
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Child Day Care Services
Convenience Stores
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Food Service Contractors
Hardware Stores
Heating Oil Dealers
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Janitorial Services
Landscaping Services
Musical Groups and Artists
Offices of Dentists
Septic Tank and Related Services

What About Franchising Opportunities?

As you drive around Balaton, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our recommendation is that you evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. We have many articles on franchises, such as Multi-Unit Franchising. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include SecurePay and Jo To Go. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Specialty Foods Franchises and Family Restaurant Franchises.

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

Should You Buy an Existing Balaton Business?

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

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

Raising Money for Your Venture

Getting your Balaton business the capital it needs to succeed requires strong organization skills and perseverance. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

Recognizing this challenge, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Getting a Small Business Loan.

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

Letting the World Know You Exist

Whether your goal is to attract Balaton customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a solid marketing plan.

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Seven Marketing Ideas for Your Small Business is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

The Art of Selling

Being able to sell is critical to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Balaton or are selling to customers throughout Minnesota, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Clever sales techniques can transform any business from good to great. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Sales Prospecting 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.

Next Steps

You have a dream -- starting a business in Balaton. 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.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Balaton and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Balaton entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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