January 11, 2021  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for New Jersey Entrepreneurs  
  Clark, New Jersey Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Start a Business in Clark, New Jersey

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

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:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Clark. Get their take on what it's really like to be 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. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

What Business Are You Starting?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Free Business Ideas.

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 Linemen's Equipment & Supplies Business guide or our Starting a Power Sweepers & Scrubbers Business guide.

Don't forget that you are starting a business in Clark. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Clark. Only by spending some time analyzing Clark demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Clark, New Jersey Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 4252
5-9 Employees 1284
10-19 Employees 828
20-49 Employees 636
50-99 Employees 264
100-249 Employees 96
250-499 Employees 36
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 12
All Clark Businesses 7408

As a new Clark entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Clark 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
Ambulance Services 2
Architectural Services 1
Beauty Salons 11
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Book Publishers 1
Book Stores 1
Business Associations 1
Caterers 1
Child Day Care Services 3
Civic and Social Organizations 3
Claims Adjusting 1
Clothing Accessories Stores 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 2
Commercial Lithographic Printing 2
Computer Systems Design Services 6
Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers 2
Convenience Stores 3
Convention and Trade Show Organizers 1
Couriers 1
Credit Unions 2
Custom Computer Programming Services 7
Dental Laboratories 1
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 1
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers 1
Direct Life Insurance Carriers 5
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 4
Directory and Mailing List Publishers 1
Discount Department Stores 1
Document Preparation Services 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Educational Support Services 1
Electrical Contractors 13
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Emergency and Other Relief Services 1
Engineering Services 3
Family Clothing Stores 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fiber Optic Cable Manufacturing 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 2
Fish and Seafood Markets 1
Fish and Seafood Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 3
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 3
Food Service Contractors 9
Framing Contractors 2
Freight Transportation Arrangement 4
Full-Service Restaurants 14
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 2
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 2
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 2
Hardware Stores 1
Heating Oil Dealers 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 3
Industrial Launderers 1
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 13
Investigation Services 1
Investment Advice 1
Janitorial Services 4
Jewelry Stores 1
Landscaping Services 11
Limited-Service Restaurants 12
Locksmiths 1
Machine Shops 2
Mail-Order Houses 1
Marketing Consulting Services 2
Marking Device Manufacturing 1
Masonry Contractors 3
Medical Laboratories 1
Men's Clothing Stores 1
Miscellaneous Intermediation 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 3
Motion Picture and Video Production 2
Musical Groups and Artists 1
Nail Salons 1
New Housing Operative Builders 4
News Dealers and Newsstands 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 2
Nonwoven Fabric Mills 1
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Office Administrative Services 5
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 14
Offices of Chiropractors 6
Offices of Dentists 22
Offices of Lawyers 22
Offices of Optometrists 2
Offices of Podiatrists 1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 3
Ophthalmic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 4
Paperboard Mills 1
Parking Lots and Garages 1
Payroll Services 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Portfolio Management 1
Prepress Services 1
Professional Organizations 1
Quick Printing 2
Real Estate Credit 6
Remediation Services 1
Residential Property Managers 2
Residential Remodelers 6
Roofing Contractors 2
Sales Financing 2
Savings Institutions 7
Securities Brokerage 1
Security Guards and Patrol Services 1
Shoe Stores 3
Siding Contractors 5
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 4
Software Publishers 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Temporary Help Services 3
Testing Laboratories 2
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Tire Dealers 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 2
Tobacco Stores 1
Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 3
Tour Operators 1
Travel Agencies 3
Vending Machine Operators 2
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 7
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

As you drive around Clark, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our recommendation is that you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchisees Versus Licensees. 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 Accountables and Donatos Pizza, Inc.. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Construction Franchises and Home Services Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Clark Business?

We've created a handy website page for those who want to Buy a Business in New Jersey. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Clark.

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

Getting the Word Out About Your New Startup

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

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Music on Hold 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 Clark. 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.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Clark and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Clark, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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