August 11, 2020  
 
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  Bridgeton, New Jersey Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Bridgeton, New Jersey

Need help starting a business in Bridgeton, New Jersey? We've got the information you need to open a business in Bridgeton.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Free Business Ideas.

To view an extensive list of business types, complete with startup instructions, spend some time in the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our How to Start a Materials Handling Consultants Business guide or our Starting a Sound & Video Recording Services Business guide.

Always keep in mind that your new business will be in Bridgeton. Some businesses will do better in Bridgeton than others. Make sure you fully understand Bridgeton demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Bridgeton, New Jersey Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 3900
5-9 Employees 1089
10-19 Employees 756
20-49 Employees 486
50-99 Employees 117
100-249 Employees 54
250-499 Employees 54
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Bridgeton Businesses 6456

As a new Bridgeton entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Bridgeton 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
Adhesive Manufacturing 1
Amusement Arcades 1
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Architectural Services 2
Art Dealers 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 6
Barber Shops 2
Beauty Salons 13
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 8
Boat Dealers 1
Bowling Centers 1
Broadwoven Fabric Finishing Mills 1
Business Associations 3
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Cafeterias 1
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores 1
Car Washes 4
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 2
Caterers 2
Cemeteries and Crematories 3
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 10
Civic and Social Organizations 4
Clothing Accessories Stores 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 5
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Computer and Software Stores 2
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Consumer Lending 1
Convenience Stores 9
Couriers 1
Credit Unions 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 1
Digital Printing 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 4
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 2
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 2
Family Clothing Stores 1
Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders 1
Farm Product Warehousing and Storage 1
Fertilizer (Mixing Only) Manufacturing 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 4
Fish and Seafood Markets 2
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 3
Floor Covering Stores 2
Flooring Contractors 3
Florists 4
Fluid Milk Manufacturing 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Food Service Contractors 6
Framing Contractors 1
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Fruit and Vegetable Canning 1
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 13
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 10
General Freight Trucking, Local 4
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 5
Glass Container Manufacturing 1
Hand and Edge Tool Manufacturing 1
Hardware Stores 3
Heating Oil Dealers 3
HMO Medical Centers 1
Home Centers 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 6
Janitorial Services 2
Jewelry Stores 2
Landscaping Services 10
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 18
Limousine Service 3
Linen Supply 1
Masonry Contractors 4
Men's Clothing Stores 2
Miscellaneous Intermediation 2
Motorcycle Dealers 3
Musical Groups and Artists 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 7
Newspaper Publishers 2
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 6
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 11
Offices of Lawyers 26
Offices of Optometrists 1
Offices of Podiatrists 2
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Optical Goods Stores 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 2
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Passenger Car Rental 1
Payroll Services 1
Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 6
Political Organizations 1
Professional Organizations 1
Quick Printing 1
Real Estate Credit 2
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 2
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage 2
Remediation Services 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 13
Retail Bakeries 2
Roofing Contractors 2
Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing 2
Savings Institutions 4
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Shoe Stores 1
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 4
Software Publishers 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Specialty Canning 1
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Sports and Recreation Instruction 2
Tax Preparation Services 1
Taxi Service 1
Telephone Answering Services 1
Testing Laboratories 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers 1
Used Car Dealers 28
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 2
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Vending Machine Operators 2
Veterinary Services 3
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 2

Is Buying an Existing Bridgeton Business a Good Strategy?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in New Jersey. Follow that link and you can review several good businesses for sale in Bridgeton.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Getting your Bridgeton business the capital it needs to succeed will be harder than you might expect. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Business Line of Credit.

For Bridgeton entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, we have assembled a List of New Jersey Angel Investors and our List of New Jersey Venture Capital Firms.

The Art of Selling

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

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Landing Big Customers 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.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Successful entrepreneurs recognize that they need to continually improve.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Bridgeton, New Jersey, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local New Jersey educational institutions. It's also smart to see if there are any Bridgeton networking organizations.

Next Steps

As an entrepreneur in Bridgeton, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

We are here to help Bridgeton 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 Bridgeton, New Jersey

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

 

 

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