April 1, 2020  
 
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  Dushore, Pennsylvania Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Starting a Business in Dushore, Pennsylvania

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

Dushore, Pennsylvania Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 155
5-9 Employees 48
10-19 Employees 27
20-49 Employees 9
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Dushore Businesses 245

As a new Dushore entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Dushore 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Cemeteries and Crematories 2
Child Day Care Services 3
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Electrical Contractors 2
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Florists 1
Full-Service Restaurants 5
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Hardware Stores 3
Home Health Care Services 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 1
Logging 1
New Car Dealers 1
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 2
Periodical Publishers 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Portfolio Management 1
Radio Networks 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Sawmills 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 3
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Dushore, you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. But is franchising the right option for you?

Most business experts recommend that you investigate buying a franchise. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Common Franchisee Mistakes. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include Conte's Bicycle & Fitness Equipment and Fox's Pizza Den. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Seafood Restaurant Franchises and Baby Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Dushore Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Pennsylvania. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Dushore.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Company Formation in Dushore, Pennsylvania

It's essential that you are forming a legal entity that operates independently from you. 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. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Pennsylvania, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Pennsylvania. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate wherever you want. 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's a lot to know about forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Pre-Incorporation Agreements. You may also want to seek the advice of an lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Dushore, Pennsylvania, our information on Incorporating in Pennsylvania may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Pennsylvania.

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. Simply put, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Failure to write a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

If you want more information on writing business plans, we recommend reading Business Plan Contests. You should also take advantage of face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Pennsylvania.

Marketing Your New Venture

Whether your goal is to attract Dushore customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

We have some useful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Getting Publicity is an article that will generate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

The best entrepreneurs know that they need to continually improve.

With your business being located in Dushore, Pennsylvania, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Pennsylvania universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also wise to see if there are any Dushore networking organizations.

Never Give Up

As an entrepreneur in Dushore, 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 Dushore businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Dushore 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 Dushore, Pennsylvania

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

 

 

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