April 10, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for South Carolina Entrepreneurs  
  Bamberg, South Carolina Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Bamberg, South Carolina

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

What Business to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. We recommend that you read Good 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 a Louvered Windows Business guide or our Opening a Mortuaries Business guide.

Don't forget that you are starting a business in Bamberg. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Bamberg. A critical consideration is whether Bamberg demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Bamberg, South Carolina Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 267
5-9 Employees 72
10-19 Employees 63
20-49 Employees 36
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 9
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Bamberg Businesses 456

As a new Bamberg entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Bamberg 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 2
Broadwoven Fabric Finishing Mills 2
Business Associations 2
Cemeteries and Crematories 2
Child Day Care Services 6
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 1
Consumer Lending 5
Convenience Stores 2
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Full-Service Restaurants 3
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Kidney Dialysis Centers 1
Landscaping Services 5
Limited-Service Restaurants 8
Logging 2
Machine Shops 1
Metal Stamping 1
Mineral Wool Manufacturing 1
Motorcycle Dealers 1
New Car Dealers 2
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 7
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Passenger Car Leasing 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Public Relations Agencies 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Savings Institutions 1
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Tax Preparation Services 1
Used Car Dealers 2
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Bamberg Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in South Carolina. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Bamberg.

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

Naming the Business

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.

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Naming a Company.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are opening a business in Bamberg, it's critical that you ensure that your company name has not already been claimed by another South Carolina business.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Raising money to fund your new Bamberg business requires strong organization skills and perseverance. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

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

Marketing Your New Business

Whether your goal is to attract Bamberg customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

We have some great resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Customer Loyalty is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Moving Forward

As an entrepreneur in Bamberg, 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 Bamberg and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Bamberg 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 Bamberg, South Carolina

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



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