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Start a Business in Delta, Pennsylvania

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

Delta, Pennsylvania 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
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 Delta Businesses

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
Architectural Services
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Drywall and Insulation Contractors
Electrical Contractors
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
Flooring Contractors
Framing Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
General Automotive Repair
Graphic Design Services
Industrial Design Services
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Janitorial Services
Landscaping Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Masonry Contractors
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
Residential Remodelers
School and Employee Bus Transportation
Security Guards and Patrol Services
Site Preparation Contractors
Solid Waste Collection
Used Household and Office Goods Moving
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Delta Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Pennsylvania. 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: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Naming the Business

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

We strongly advocate that you make sure the ".com" domain name is available for your company name. Every business needs a strong Web presence these days, and having a non ".com" domain means somebody else may outrank you in the search results for your own company name.

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 planning on starting a business in Delta, it's critical that you ensure that your company name has not already been claimed by another Pennsylvania business.

Forming a Company in Delta, Pennsylvania

It's very important that you form your business as a legal structure. Without a legal structure for the business, you can be held personally liable for the actions, debts and obligations of your company.

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.

Incorporation is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Pennsylvania, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Pennsylvania. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate in any state you would like to. 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. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Subchapter S Corporations. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Delta, Pennsylvania, our web page covering Incorporating in Pennsylvania may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Pennsylvania.

Startup Financing Basics

Raising money to fund your new Delta business is not an easy task. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Delta entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, you'll want to take a look at our List of Pennsylvania Angel Investors and our List of Pennsylvania Venture Capital Firms.

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

The best entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

With your business being located in Delta, Pennsylvania, you should check out some of the many programs available at nearby Pennsylvania universities, colleges and community colleges. You should also check if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Delta entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Now It's Up To You

As an entrepreneur in Delta, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

We are here to help Delta businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Delta, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Delta, Pennsylvania

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

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