January 24, 2021  
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  Fayetteville, Georgia Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Fayetteville, Georgia

Need help starting a business in Fayetteville, Georgia? We've got the information you need to open a business in Fayetteville.

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Running your own business is difficult, and can be orders of magnitude more strenuous than working as an employee. Are you sure you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

Here are three things we recommend you do before you fully commit to starting a new business of your own.

  • Reach out to other entrepreneurs in Fayetteville. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a business.
  • Peruse Why Small Businesses Fail. This is one of our more popular articles for folks who want to go into business for themselves.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

What Business to Start

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting an Insurance Information & Referral Services Business guide or our How to Start a Shooting & Target Ranges Business guide.

Always keep in mind that you are starting a business in Fayetteville. Some businesses will do better in Fayetteville than others. Study Fayetteville demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Fayetteville, Georgia Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 29010
5-9 Employees 8790
10-19 Employees 6060
20-49 Employees 4020
50-99 Employees 990
100-249 Employees 510
250-499 Employees 60
500-999 Employees 30
1000+ Employees 0
All Fayetteville Businesses 49470

As a new Fayetteville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Fayetteville 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
Adhesive Manufacturing 1
Advertising Agencies 5
Amusement Arcades 3
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Architectural Services 4
Art Dealers 2
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 4
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 9
Automotive Transmission Repair 2
Beauty Salons 19
Book Publishers 2
Book Stores 3
Bowling Centers 1
Building Inspection Services 2
Business Associations 5
Business to Business Electronic Markets 2
Cafeterias 2
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores 3
Car Washes 2
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 2
Caterers 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child and Youth Services 3
Child Day Care Services 11
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 2
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Collection Agencies 1
Commercial Bakeries 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 3
Computer and Software Stores 3
Computer Facilities Management Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 8
Computer Training 1
Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing 1
Consumer Lending 2
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Convenience Stores 2
Cosmetology and Barber Schools 1
Couriers 1
Credit Unions 1
Curtain and Drapery Mills 2
Custom Computer Programming Services 10
Dental Laboratories 4
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 1
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers 1
Direct Life Insurance Carriers 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Discount Department Stores 2
Document Preparation Services 5
Drafting Services 3
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 6
Educational Support Services 3
Electric Power Distribution 2
Electrical Contractors 30
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 6
Employment Placement Agencies 2
Engineering Services 16
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 13
Facilities Support Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 9
Family Planning Centers 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3
Fine Arts Schools 4
Finish Carpentry Contractors 10
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Floor Covering Stores 5
Flooring Contractors 5
Florists 7
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 4
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 3
Freight Transportation Arrangement 9
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 36
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 1
Furniture Stores 14
General Automotive Repair 25
General Freight Trucking, Local 2
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Rental Centers 1
General Warehousing and Storage 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 11
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Graphic Design Services 3
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 2
Hardware Stores 3
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 4
Home Centers 2
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 4
Home Health Care Services 8
Home Health Equipment Rental 1
Homes for the Elderly 2
Household Appliance Stores 4
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 40
Interior Design Services 4
Investigation Services 3
Investment Advice 8
Janitorial Services 11
Jewelry Stores 8
Kidney Dialysis Centers 2
Land Subdivision 6
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 17
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 4
Limited-Service Restaurants 28
Limousine Service 1
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 2
Locksmiths 1
Machine Shops 3
Marketing Consulting Services 7
Masonry Contractors 4
Men's Clothing Stores 1
Miscellaneous Intermediation 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 8
Motor Vehicle Towing 3
Motorcycle Dealers 3
Music Publishers 1
Musical Groups and Artists 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 2
Nail Salons 3
New Car Dealers 2
New Housing Operative Builders 17
News Dealers and Newsstands 1
Newspaper Publishers 2
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 4
Office Administrative Services 4
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 2
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 2
Offices of Bank Holding Companies 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 13
Offices of Chiropractors 11
Offices of Dentists 35
Offices of Lawyers 28
Offices of Optometrists 8
Offices of Podiatrists 4
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 12
Optical Goods Stores 3
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 2
Packaging and Labeling Services 2
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 3
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 7
Passenger Car Leasing 1
Passenger Car Rental 2
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 2
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 7
Photography Studios, Portrait 4
Portfolio Management 1
Prepress Services 1
Private Mail Centers 3
Professional Organizations 1
Quick Printing 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 4
Real Estate Credit 9
Remediation Services 1
Repossession Services 1
Residential Property Managers 3
Residential Remodelers 14
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 2
Roofing Contractors 6
Savings Institutions 4
Securities Brokerage 4
Security Guards and Patrol Services 1
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 1
Shoe Stores 5
Siding Contractors 4
Sign Manufacturing 4
Site Preparation Contractors 12
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 7
Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing 1
Software Publishers 1
Solid Waste Collection 4
Sporting Goods Stores 7
Sports and Recreation Instruction 6
Tax Preparation Services 1
Telecommunications Resellers 1
Temporary Help Services 2
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 3
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers 1
Tire Dealers 3
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 8
Video Tape and Disc Rental 3
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 18
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 3
Women's Clothing Stores 10
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Fayetteville, it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. Is franchising maybe a better way for you to start your business?

Our advice is to evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. We have many articles on franchises, such as Multi-Unit Franchising. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

A comprehensive list of franchisors is available via our List of Franchise Opportunities.

Representative franchise opportunities include Dominic's of New York and Helen Doron Early English and MathJogs. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Video and DVD Rental Franchises and Auto Parts and Tools Franchises.

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

Naming the Business

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Company names need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Naming a Company.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are planning on starting a business in Fayetteville, it's critical that you ensure that you will be the only Georgia company using the business name you have chosen.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

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

As an entrepreneur who lives in Fayetteville, Georgia, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Georgia universities, colleges and community colleges. We also recommend you look into Fayetteville networking organizations.

Next Steps

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

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

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