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Opening a Business in Crewe, Virginia

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

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Before you get too far along in the process, take inventory of 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.

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

Choosing the Right Company to Start

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 an Industrial & Construction Fasteners Retail Business guide or our Opening a Log & Timber Buyers Business guide.

Always keep in mind that starting a business in Crewe has some implications. Some businesses will do better in Crewe than others. Study Crewe demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Crewe, Virginia Demographic Information

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

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

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 Crewe Businesses

As a new Crewe entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Crewe 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
Appliance Repair and Maintenance
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Beauty Salons
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Civic and Social Organizations
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Electric Power Distribution
Electrical Contractors
Exterminating and Pest Control Services
General Freight Trucking, Local
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Hardware Stores
Homes for the Elderly
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Limited-Service Restaurants
New Car Dealers
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Residential Remodelers
Roofing Contractors
Site Preparation Contractors
Tire Dealers
Tire Retreading
Used Car Dealers
Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Forming a Company in Crewe, Virginia

It's very important that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

When forming a company, you will pick from many company types, such as 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 Virginia, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Virginia. In fact, you can incorporate in the state of your choosing. 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. To learn the basics of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Where to Incorporate. You may also want to seek the advice of an lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Crewe, Virginia, our web page covering Incorporating in Virginia may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Virginia.

Startup Financing Basics

Obtaining startup financing for your Crewe business will be harder than you might expect. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Business Credit Evaluation.

For Crewe entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, check out our List of Virginia Angel Investors and our List of Virginia Venture Capital Firms.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Business

To rise above the crowd in Crewe and grow your business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your succeeding.

We have some useful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. How to Be an Effective Networker is a good read to get your marketing ideas flowing. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Moving Forward

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

We are here to help Crewe businesses to be successful. 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 Crewe, Virginia

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