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Start a Business in Glen Ullin, North Dakota

Are you starting a business in Glen Ullin, North Dakota? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Glen Ullin.

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Before you get too far along in the process, consider 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 Glen Ullin. 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.

What Business Are You Starting?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Good Business Ideas.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening a Brushes & Brooms Manufacturers' Equipment & Supplies Business guide or our Starting a Building Contractors Business guide.

Always keep in mind that starting a business in Glen Ullin has some implications. Some businesses will do better in Glen Ullin than others. Don't forget to review Glen Ullin demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Glen Ullin, North Dakota Demographic Information

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

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

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 Glen Ullin Businesses

As a new Glen Ullin entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Glen Ullin 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
Beauty Salons
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Full-Service Restaurants
Meat Markets
Natural Gas Distribution
News Dealers and Newsstands
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Lawyers
Site Preparation Contractors
Solid Waste Collection

Forming a Company in Glen Ullin, North Dakota

It's very important that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will protect you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be 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 North Dakota, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in North Dakota. In fact, you can incorporate wherever you want. 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 Nevada Incorporation. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Glen Ullin, North Dakota, our information on Incorporating in North Dakota may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in North Dakota.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is essential in maximizing the prospects of your new company. In effect, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Failure to write a business plan will greatly reduce your chances of business success.

Before you start writing a business plan, we suggest you skim Business Plan Contests. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in North Dakota.

Letting the World Know You Exist

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

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Transit Advertising is a good read to get your marketing thoughts flowing. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Moving Forward

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Glen Ullin businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Glen Ullin entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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