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Starting a Business in Crothersville, Indiana

Thinking about starting a business in Crothersville, Indiana? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Crothersville.

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Most new companies fail, in part because the business owner did not have the tenacity and/or the skills to succeed. So, before you start your business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

With so much at stake when you start a business, we strongly recommend you do the following before you proceed:

  • Speak with other entrepreneurs in Crothersville. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • You should read Starting a Company. It's a good read for those who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Talk it over with a close friend or partner. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

Crothersville, Indiana Demographic Information

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

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

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 Crothersville Businesses

As a new Crothersville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Crothersville 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
Aluminum Foundries (except Die-Casting)
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Community Food Services
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Full-Service Restaurants
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Site Preparation Contractors
Tire Dealers
Used Car Dealers

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Crothersville Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Indiana. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Crothersville.

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

Naming the Company

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.

Even if the name doesn't do it by itself, many naming experts believe there should be a story behind the name that ties into your company mission.

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Branding Advice.

On a final note, given that you are opening a business in Crothersville, it's imperative that you check now that no other Indiana company is using the business name you want to use.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Getting your Crothersville business the capital it needs to succeed is not an easy task. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

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

For Crothersville entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, check out our List of Indiana Angel Investors and our List of Indiana Venture Capital Firms.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Startup

To grow your Crothersville business, you need a excellent marketing plan.

We have some great resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Conducting Sweepstakes and Contests discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

The Art of Selling

Mastering the art of selling is essential if you want your new Crothersville business to do well.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Selling on the Phone is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Moving Forward

Most new Crothersville businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Crothersville and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Crothersville entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Crothersville, Indiana

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

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