August 13, 2020  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for North Carolina Entrepreneurs  
  Belmont, North Carolina Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Belmont, North Carolina

Need help starting a business in Belmont, North Carolina? We've got the information you need to open a business in Belmont.

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

An entrepreneurial life is difficult, and can be orders of magnitude more strenuous than working as an employee. Are you positive you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

Because entrepreneurship is not for everyone, we recommend you do the following to help you assess whether you should move forward with starting a business:

  • Reach out to other entrepreneurs in Belmont. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • Peruse Why Small Businesses Fail. This is one of our more popular articles for folks who want to go into business for themselves.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

Belmont, North Carolina Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 6012
5-9 Employees 2133
10-19 Employees 1566
20-49 Employees 810
50-99 Employees 486
100-249 Employees 189
250-499 Employees 54
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Belmont Businesses 11250

As a new Belmont entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Belmont 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
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 4
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Barber Shops 2
Beauty Salons 4
Book Publishers 1
Book Stores 1
Bowling Centers 1
Broadwoven Fabric Mills 1
Business Associations 2
Cafeterias 1
Car Washes 2
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child and Youth Services 2
Child Day Care Services 3
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 1
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Computer Systems Design Services 4
Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers 1
Consumer Lending 1
Couriers 1
Curtain and Drapery Mills 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Discount Department Stores 1
Drafting Services 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 9
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3
Engineering Services 3
Fine Arts Schools 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Flooring Contractors 2
Florists 3
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 2
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 10
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 6
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Rental Centers 1
General Warehousing and Storage 2
Graphic Design Services 2
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 2
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 10
Investment Advice 1
Janitorial Services 2
Jewelry Stores 1
Land Subdivision 2
Landscape Architectural Services 2
Landscaping Services 3
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 19
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 1
Machine Shops 5
Mail-Order Houses 1
Marketing Consulting Services 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Men's Clothing Stores 1
Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 2
New Car Dealers 4
New Housing Operative Builders 2
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Office Administrative Services 2
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Chiropractors 3
Offices of Dentists 3
Offices of Lawyers 2
Offices of Optometrists 2
Offices of Other Holding Companies 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 8
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 5
Real Estate Credit 2
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 3
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Roofing Contractors 1
Sales Financing 2
Savings Institutions 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Shoe Stores 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Tax Preparation Services 1
Temporary Help Services 1
Temporary Shelters 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Tire Dealers 1
Tire Retreading 1
Travel Agencies 1
Used Car Dealers 2
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Vending Machine Operators 1
Veterinary Services 4
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2
Women's Clothing Stores 1
Yarn Spinning Mills 7
Zoos and Botanical Gardens 1

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

Visit the business district of Belmont and you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. So, it probably makes sense for you to consider franchising too.

Our recommendation is that you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as How Franchises Work. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Representative franchise opportunities include Turf Logic and Hand-In-Hand. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Blind Repair and Sales Franchises and Family Restaurant Franchises.

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

Should You Buy an Existing Belmont Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in North Carolina. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Belmont.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

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.

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Naming a Company.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are starting a business in Belmont, it's critical that you ensure that no other North Carolina company is using the business name you want to use.

The Art of Selling

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

The key to selling is to set sales goals goals and monitor your progress towards those goals. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

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.

Moving Forward

As an entrepreneur in Belmont, 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.

We are here to help Belmont 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.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Belmont, North Carolina

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

 

 

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