August 7, 2020  
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Start a Business in Canby, Oregon

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

Canby, Oregon Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 1900
5-9 Employees 660
10-19 Employees 408
20-49 Employees 204
50-99 Employees 78
100-249 Employees 36
250-499 Employees 6
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Canby Businesses 3292

As a new Canby entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Canby 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
Amusement Arcades 1
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Architectural Services 1
Art Dealers 1
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Beauty Salons 4
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Blood and Organ Banks 1
Book Publishers 2
Book Stores 1
Bowling Centers 1
Broadwoven Fabric Mills 1
Business Associations 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 2
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Caterers 2
Child Day Care Services 5
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Commercial Screen Printing 2
Computer and Software Stores 1
Computer Facilities Management Services 2
Computer Systems Design Services 6
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 3
Consumer Lending 1
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Convenience Stores 4
Couriers 2
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Digital Printing 1
Direct Life Insurance Carriers 2
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 2
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 3
Electrical Contractors 5
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Engineering Services 3
Family Planning Centers 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 6
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 3
Floor Covering Stores 1
Flooring Contractors 3
Florists 3
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 2
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Fruit and Vegetable Canning 2
Full-Service Restaurants 14
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 7
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 2
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Gypsum Product Manufacturing 1
Hardware Stores 2
Historical Sites 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Industrial Design Services 1
Industrial Launderers 1
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 12
Investment Advice 1
Janitorial Services 3
Jewelry Stores 1
Land Subdivision 1
Landscape Architectural Services 2
Landscaping Services 8
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 3
Limited-Service Restaurants 14
Locksmiths 1
Machine Shops 5
Mail-Order Houses 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Meat Markets 1
Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing 1
Metal Window and Door Manufacturing 1
Miscellaneous Intermediation 2
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 4
Motion Picture and Video Production 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
Musical Groups and Artists 1
Musical Instrument Manufacturing 1
New Car Dealers 1
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Office Administrative Services 1
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Chiropractors 3
Offices of Dentists 11
Offices of Lawyers 7
Offices of Optometrists 2
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 5
Paper Industry Machinery Manufacturing 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 1
Private Mail Centers 1
Professional Organizations 1
Quick Printing 1
Radio Stations 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Residential Property Managers 2
Residential Remodelers 8
Savings Institutions 1
Sawmills 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 3
Siding Contractors 1
Site Preparation Contractors 4
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 5
Software Publishers 2
Solid Waste Collection 4
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Sports and Recreation Instruction 3
Storage Battery Manufacturing 1
Tax Preparation Services 2
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 2
Tire Dealers 3
Tobacco Stores 1
Travel Agencies 1
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 5
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1
Yarn Spinning Mills 1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

Examine a list of Canby businesses and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. Is it perhaps smarter to franchise a business instead of doing it from scratch.

Our recommendation is that you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Five Franchise Opportunities To Watch. 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.

Sample franchise opportunities include Scotts Lawn Service and VoipStarter. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Children's Franchises and Kitchen Design Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Canby Business?

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

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Buying a Business.

Raising Money for Your Company

Getting your Canby business the capital it needs to succeed requires strong organization skills and perseverance. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as Choosing VC Firms.

For Canby entrepreneurs who need startup capital, check out our List of Oregon Angel Investors and our List of Oregon Venture Capital Firms.

The Art of Selling

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

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.

Why Salespeople Fail offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

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

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

Next Steps

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Canby and elsewhere to achieve real success. 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 Canby, Oregon

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