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Opening a Business in Fincastle, Virginia

Contemplating starting a business in Fincastle, Virginia? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Fincastle.

What Business to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Free Business Ideas.

For in-depth how-to guides on how to start specific businesses, browse our Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our How to Open an Acupuncture and Acupressure Practice guide or our How to Start a Perforating Machinery Business guide.

Remember that Fincastle is the place where you are starting a business. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Fincastle. Study Fincastle demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

Fincastle, Virginia Demographic Information

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

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

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 Fincastle Businesses

As a new Fincastle entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Fincastle 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
Civic and Social Organizations
Computer and Software Stores
Computer Systems Design Services
Direct Title Insurance Carriers
Engineering Services
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
Historical Sites
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
Home Health Care Services
Homes for the Elderly
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Investigation Services
Land Subdivision
Landscaping Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
Mail-Order Houses
Motor Vehicle Towing
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Lawyers
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Residential Remodelers
Siding Contractors
Site Preparation Contractors
Sporting Goods Stores
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors
Veterinary Services

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Fincastle, you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. But is franchising the right option for you?

We highly recommend you consider franchising as an option. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Detecting Franchising Scams. 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 AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service and E.P.I.C. Systems. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Blind Repair and Sales Franchises and Flooring Franchises.

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

Don't Skip the Business Plan

A business plan is vital to the health of your new business. In effect, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Starting a business without a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Expert Advice on Business Plans. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Virginia.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Raising money to fund your new Fincastle business 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.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled 504 Loans.

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

Promoting Your New Business

To grow your Fincastle business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Customer Loyalty Programs is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Now It's Up To You

You have a dream -- starting a business in Fincastle. 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 Fincastle and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Fincastle, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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