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Start a Business in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania

Are you starting a business in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Bentleyville.

Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship?

Most new businesses fail, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the entrepreneurial skills and traits needed to succeed. So, before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Bentleyville. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • We recommend reading Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Seek the advice of somebody who knows you well. Ask them directly: Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Listen carefully to their answer, as they presumably know your strengths and weaknesses.

What Type of Business Should You Start?

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. We recommend that you read Good Business Ideas.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening a Children's Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers Business guide or our Starting a Dialysis Equipment & Supplies Business guide.

Remember that your new startup will be located in Bentleyville. Some businesses will do better in Bentleyville than others. Don't forget to review Bentleyville demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Bentleyville, Pennsylvania Demographic Information

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

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

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 Bentleyville Businesses

As a new Bentleyville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Bentleyville 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
Automotive Transmission Repair
Bituminous Coal Underground Mining
Car Washes
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Commercial Lithographic Printing
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Floor Covering Stores
Full-Service Restaurants
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Hardware Stores
Landscaping Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
New Car Dealers
Offices of Chiropractors
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Optometrists
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Site Preparation Contractors
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Bentleyville, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. Would going with a franchise be a good idea for you?

We highly recommend you evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Franchise Versus Business Opportunity. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Representative franchise opportunities include Results Travel and Drake Medox Health Service Agency. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Candy and Chocolate Franchises and Fitness Franchises.

Note on Bentleyville Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Bentleyville, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Bentleyville Business?

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

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

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Good entrepreneurs recognize that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

Given that you are starting a business in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Pennsylvania universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also smart to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Bentleyville entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Never Give Up

Most new Bentleyville businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

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 Bentleyville and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Bentleyville, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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