January 24, 2021  
 
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Start a Business in Delta, Ohio

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

Is Becoming a Business Owner Right for You?

Before quitting your day job, consider your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Speak with other entrepreneurs in Delta. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • You should read Business Failure. It's a good read for those who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Involve a spouse, family member or trusted friend in the decision. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

What Type of Business Should You 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 Good Business Ideas.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Liquid Filters Business guide or our Starting a Trailer Equipment & Parts Retail Business guide.

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

Delta, Ohio Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 2051
5-9 Employees 882
10-19 Employees 336
20-49 Employees 294
50-99 Employees 63
100-249 Employees 21
250-499 Employees 21
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Delta Businesses 3668

As a new Delta entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Delta 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
Art Dealers 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beauty Salons 2
Car Washes 1
Child Day Care Services 3
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Convenience Stores 1
Custom Roll Forming 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Electrical Contractors 4
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 2
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 7
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 4
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Warehousing and Storage 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Industrial Gas Manufacturing 1
Inorganic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 4
Iron and Steel Mills 2
Janitorial Services 1
Landscaping Services 4
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
Livestock Merchant Wholesalers 1
Locksmiths 1
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 1
Masonry Contractors 3
Materials Recovery Facilities 1
Mobile Food Services 1
Motor Vehicle Metal Stamping 3
New Car Dealers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 3
Offices of Lawyers 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Periodical Publishers 1
Plastics Bottle Manufacturing 1
Residential Remodelers 4
Savings Institutions 1
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Spring (Light Gauge) Manufacturing 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 3

Is Buying an Existing Delta Business a Good Strategy?

We've created a useful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Ohio. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Delta.

If you are headed down the path of buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

Don't Skip the Business Plan

A business plan is essential in maximizing the prospects of your new company. Simply put, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Ohio.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Getting your Delta business the capital it needs to succeed 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.

Take advantage of our many articles on securing funding, such as Business Incubators.

For Delta entrepreneurs who need startup capital, check out our List of Ohio Angel Investors and our List of Ohio Venture Capital Firms.

Moving Forward

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Delta 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 Delta, Ohio

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

 

 

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