January 24, 2021  
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  Fredericktown, Ohio Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Fredericktown, Ohio

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

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Before announcing to the world that you are going to start your own business, assess your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

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

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Fredericktown. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

Fredericktown, Ohio Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 378
5-9 Employees 120
10-19 Employees 114
20-49 Employees 48
50-99 Employees 18
100-249 Employees 12
250-499 Employees 6
500-999 Employees 6
1000+ Employees 0
All Fredericktown Businesses 702

As a new Fredericktown entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Fredericktown 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
Ambulance Services 2
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beauty Salons 1
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 1
Boat Dealers 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Engineering Services 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Florists 1
Framing Contractors 2
Full-Service Restaurants 1
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Iron and Steel Mills 1
Iron Foundries 1
Janitorial Services 1
Jewelry Stores 1
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
Manifold Business Forms Printing 2
Masonry Contractors 3
Meat Markets 1
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Roofing Contractors 1
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Solid Waste Collection 3
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

As you drive around Fredericktown, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

We highly recommend you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchise Due Diligence. 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.

Sample franchise opportunities include Batter Up Kids Culinary Center and Amato's. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Dollar Store Franchises and Dry Cleaning & Laundry Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Fredericktown Business?

We've created a helpful 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 Fredericktown.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: Buying a Business.

Promoting Your New Startup

Whether your goal is to attract Fredericktown customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a solid marketing plan.

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Marketing Versus Sales 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.

Building Up Your Sales

Being able to sell is critical to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Fredericktown or are selling to customers throughout Ohio, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Good Sales Strategies is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

Moving Forward

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

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

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Fredericktown and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Fredericktown, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Fredericktown, Ohio

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



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