January 16, 2021  
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Open a Business in Cuba, New York

Need help starting a business in Cuba, New York? We've got the information you need to open a business in Cuba.

Cuba, New York Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 1170
5-9 Employees 450
10-19 Employees 216
20-49 Employees 126
50-99 Employees 36
100-249 Employees 36
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Cuba Businesses 2034

As a new Cuba entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Cuba 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beauty Salons 1
Book Stores 1
Bowling Centers 1
Cheese Manufacturing 1
Child Day Care Services 3
Civic and Social Organizations 3
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Family Clothing Stores 1
Flight Training 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 1
Full-Service Restaurants 6
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 2
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Land Subdivision 1
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
Logging 2
Marinas 2
Meat Markets 1
Medical Laboratories 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 2
Offices of Optometrists 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Telephone Answering Services 2
Tire Dealers 1
Tobacco Stores 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Cuba, you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. Should you be giving franchising serious consideration?

Most business experts recommend that you evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. To help you learn more about franchising, we've gathered a ton of articles on franchising, including Franchise Versus Business Opportunity. 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 Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips and Computer Troubleshooters. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Tax Preparation Franchises and Child Safety Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Cuba Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in New York. Follow that link and you can review several good businesses for sale in Cuba.

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

Forming a Company in Cuba, New York

It's very important 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.

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 New York, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in New York. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate in the state of your choosing. 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 are many nuances to forming a company. To learn the fundamentals of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Piercing the Corporate Veil. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Cuba, New York, our information on Incorporating in New York may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in New York.

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is essential to the health of your new business. Indeed, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Failure to write a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Business Plan Outsourcing. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in New York.

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

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

As an entrepreneur who lives in Cuba, New York, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby New York universities, colleges and community colleges. We also recommend you look into networking groups or organizations in which Cuba entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Moving Forward

You have a dream -- starting a business in Cuba. 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 Cuba and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Cuba 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 Cuba, New York

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