April 6, 2020  
 
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  Boyertown, Pennsylvania Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Starting a Business in Boyertown, Pennsylvania

Thinking about starting a business in Boyertown, Pennsylvania? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Boyertown.

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Before quitting your day job, consider your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

To determine whether you have what it takes to run a business, we recommend these three steps to help you decide:

  • Reach out to other entrepreneurs in Boyertown. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • Peruse Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. This is one of our more popular articles for folks who want to go into business for themselves.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

Boyertown, Pennsylvania Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 609
5-9 Employees 261
10-19 Employees 99
20-49 Employees 123
50-99 Employees 39
100-249 Employees 21
250-499 Employees 9
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Boyertown Businesses 1161

As a new Boyertown entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Boyertown 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
Aluminum Die-Casting Foundries 1
Ambulance Services 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Beauty Salons 7
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 1
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Caterers 2
Cemeteries and Crematories 2
Child Day Care Services 3
Civic and Social Organizations 5
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 2
Commercial Screen Printing 2
Community Food Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 2
Convenience Stores 1
Credit Unions 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 2
Cut Stock, Resawing Lumber, and Planing 1
Digital Printing 1
Direct Mail Advertising 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Directory and Mailing List Publishers 1
Drafting Services 2
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 8
Engineering Services 2
Environmental Consulting Services 3
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 2
Fine Arts Schools 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 2
Framing Contractors 3
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 2
Full-Service Restaurants 11
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 6
General Freight Trucking, Local 4
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Graphic Design Services 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 1
Heating Oil Dealers 1
Historical Sites 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Home Centers 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 11
Interior Design Services 1
Investment Advice 1
Iron Foundries 1
Irradiation Apparatus Manufacturing 1
Janitorial Services 2
Jewelry Stores 1
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 10
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 12
Limousine Service 1
Machine Shops 3
Masonry Contractors 2
Meat Markets 1
Mobile Food Services 1
Motion Picture and Video Production 2
Museums 1
New Car Dealers 4
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Chiropractors 4
Offices of Dentists 4
Offices of Lawyers 3
Offices of Optometrists 3
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Packaging Machinery Manufacturing 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Plastics Bottle Manufacturing 1
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 1
Prepress Services 1
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 1
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 8
Roofing Contractors 3
Savings Institutions 2
Sawmills 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 1
Siding Contractors 2
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 6
Software Reproducing 1
Solid Waste Landfill 1
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Testing Laboratories 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

Visit the business district of Boyertown and you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. 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 Selling A Franchise. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

A comprehensive list of franchisors is available via our List of Franchise Opportunities.

Representative franchise opportunities include Port City Java and The Original Pizza Pan. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Fast Food Franchises and Pizza Franchises.

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

Is Buying an Existing Boyertown Business a Good Strategy?

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

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

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

Having a business plan is vital to the health of your new business. In effect, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Failure to write a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

If you want more information on writing business plans, we recommend reading Business Plan Contests. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Pennsylvania.

Promoting Your New Company

Whether your goal is to attract Boyertown customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your business achieving its goals.

We have some great resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Making the Most of Trade Shows is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Moving Forward

You have a dream -- starting a business in Boyertown. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

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 Boyertown and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Boyertown 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 Boyertown, Pennsylvania

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

 

 

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