August 11, 2020  
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Starting a Business in Brockport, New York

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

Are You Ready for Life as an Owner?

Before announcing to the world that you are going to start your own business, take inventory of your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

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:

  • Speak with other entrepreneurs in Brockport. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • You should read The Entrepreneurial Personality. It's a good read for those who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Reach out to a trusted acquaintance. 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 Business to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Finding Your Niche in Life.

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 How to Start a Jewelry Brokers & Buyers Business guide or our How to Start a Phone System Consultants & Designers Business guide.

Don't forget that you are starting a business in Brockport. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Brockport. Don't forget to review Brockport demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Brockport, New York Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 612
5-9 Employees 195
10-19 Employees 159
20-49 Employees 99
50-99 Employees 27
100-249 Employees 18
250-499 Employees 12
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Brockport Businesses 1122

As a new Brockport entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Brockport 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 7
Beauty Salons 9
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Book Stores 2
Bowling Centers 1
Cafeterias 1
Car Washes 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Child Day Care Services 7
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Credit Unions 3
Custom Computer Programming Services 2
Discount Department Stores 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 3
Electrical Contractors 5
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 2
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Floor Covering Stores 1
Flooring Contractors 5
Florists 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 2
Fruit and Vegetable Canning 2
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 13
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 6
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Warehousing and Storage 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 3
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 4
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Graphic Design Services 1
Hardware Stores 1
Historical Sites 1
Home Centers 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 9
Interior Design Services 1
Janitorial Services 1
Jewelry Stores 1
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 7
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 18
Machine Shops 1
Marketing Consulting Services 1
Masonry Contractors 8
Medical Laboratories 2
Motion Picture and Video Production 2
New Car Dealers 5
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 3
Offices of Chiropractors 3
Offices of Dentists 7
Offices of Lawyers 11
Offices of Optometrists 2
Offices of Podiatrists 2
Optical Goods Stores 2
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Payroll Services 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Prepress Services 1
Private Mail Centers 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage 1
Residential Remodelers 6
Roofing Contractors 2
Savings Institutions 1
Securities Brokerage 3
Security Guards and Patrol Services 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 1
Shoe Stores 2
Siding Contractors 2
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 3
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tire Dealers 2
Tobacco Stores 2
Tour Operators 1
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Used Merchandise Stores 3
Veterinary Services 3
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 1

Should You Buy an Existing Brockport Business?

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

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Choosing a Company Name

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

Company names should be fun to say, and they should help people to understand what you do and how you differentiate yourself in the market.

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 planning on starting a business in Brockport, it's very important that you make sure no other New York company is using the business name you want to use.

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

A business plan is essential in maximizing the prospects of your new company. Indeed, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

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 New York.

Building Up Your Sales

Being able to sell is a key enabler to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Brockport or are selling to customers throughout New York, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Hiring Telemarketing Firms to Generate Sales Leads offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Never Give Up

You have a dream -- starting a business in Brockport. 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 Brockport and throughout the United States . 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.

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