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Opening a Business in Brownsville, Oregon

Contemplating starting a business in Brownsville, Oregon? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Brownsville.

Will You Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Before you get too far along in the process, consider your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

Here are three things we recommend you do before you fully commit to starting a new business of your own.

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Brownsville. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

Brownsville, Oregon Demographic Information

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

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

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 Brownsville Businesses

As a new Brownsville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Brownsville 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
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining
Convenience Stores
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Electrical Contractors
Electronic Shopping
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
Flooring Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Freight Trucking, Local
Home Centers
Motor Vehicle Towing
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Dentists
Residential Property Managers
Retail Bakeries
Roofing Contractors
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors
Veterinary Services

Should You Buy an Existing Brownsville Business?

We've created a handy website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Oregon. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Brownsville.

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

Forming a Company in Brownsville, Oregon

It's essential that you form your business as a legal structure. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. A key decision is whether to form and S-Corp or a C-Corp, and you also must decide in which state you will incorporate. If you are starting a business in Oregon, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Oregon. As it turns out, you can incorporate in any state you would like to. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There are many nuances to forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Getting an EIN. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Brownsville, Oregon, our information on Incorporating in Oregon may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Oregon.

Building Up Your Sales

Being able to sell is essential to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Brownsville or are selling to customers throughout Oregon, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Closing Sales Techniques 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.

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

Successful entrepreneurs recognize that they need to continually improve.

Given that you are starting a business in Brownsville, Oregon, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Oregon universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also beneficial to see if there are any networking organizations for Brownsville entrepreneurs.

What's Next?

You have a dream -- starting a business in Brownsville. 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.

We are here to help Brownsville businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Brownsville, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Brownsville, Oregon

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

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