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Open a Business in Clarkston, Georgia

Need help starting a business in Clarkston, Georgia? We've got the information you need to open a business in Clarkston.

Clarkston, Georgia Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 990
5-9 Employees 387
10-19 Employees 171
20-49 Employees 54
50-99 Employees 27
100-249 Employees 27
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Clarkston Businesses 1656

As a new Clarkston entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Clarkston 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
Advertising Agencies 1
Architectural Services 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 3
Book Stores 2
Child Day Care Services 5
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Collection Agencies 1
Consumer Lending 2
Convenience Stores 2
Court Reporting and Stenotype Services 1
Credit Unions 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 2
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Electrical Contractors 2
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 4
General Automotive Repair 4
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Warehousing and Storage 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Graphic Design Services 2
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Home Health Equipment Rental 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 8
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 1
Medical Laboratories 1
Men's Clothing Stores 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Musical Groups and Artists 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 4
Offices of Lawyers 2
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Residential Property Managers 4
Residential Remodelers 5
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Security Guards and Patrol Services 2
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Tax Preparation Services 2
Temporary Help Services 1
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters 1
Tire Dealers 1
Translation and Interpretation Services 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Selecting a Name For Your Venture

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

Company names need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Business.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are planning on starting a business in Clarkston, it's critical that you ensure that you will be the only Georgia company using the business name you have chosen.

Company Formation in Clarkston, Georgia

A critical step is ensuring 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 corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporation 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. Just because you are starting a business in Georgia, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Georgia. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate in any state you would like to. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.

There's a lot to know about forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Registered Agents. You may also want to seek the advice of an lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Clarkston, Georgia, our information on Incorporating in Georgia may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Georgia.

Promoting Your New Startup

To grow your Clarkston business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Writing Contributed Articles is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Ramping Up Sales

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

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Compensating Sales People is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Good entrepreneurs know that they don't know everything.

With your business being located in Clarkston, Georgia, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Georgia universities, colleges and community colleges. We also recommend you look into networking groups or organizations in which Clarkston entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Never Give Up

As an entrepreneur in Clarkston, 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.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Clarkston and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Clarkston, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Clarkston, Georgia

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

 

 

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