August 8, 2020  
 
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Open a Business in Gouverneur, New York

Need help starting a business in Gouverneur, New York? We've got the information you need to open a business in Gouverneur.

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

An entrepreneurial life is demanding, much more challenging than working as an employee. Are you positive you want to go into business for yourself?

With so much at stake when you start a business, we strongly recommend you do the following before you proceed:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Gouverneur. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a business.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • 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.

Gouverneur, New York Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 247
5-9 Employees 171
10-19 Employees 87
20-49 Employees 30
50-99 Employees 15
100-249 Employees 15
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Gouverneur Businesses 568

As a new Gouverneur entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Gouverneur 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
Advertising Agencies 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Bowling Centers 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Convenience Stores 2
Credit Unions 1
Drafting Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Electronic Shopping 1
Engineering Services 1
Family Planning Centers 1
Florists 2
Full-Service Restaurants 6
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 5
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Rental Centers 1
General Warehousing and Storage 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 2
Graphic Design Services 1
Hand and Edge Tool Manufacturing 1
Hardware Stores 2
Heating Oil Dealers 4
Hydroelectric Power Generation 1
Industrial Building Construction 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Jewelry Stores 1
Lead Ore and Zinc Ore Mining 1
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 4
Masonry Contractors 1
New Car Dealers 3
Newspaper Publishers 1
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Dentists 3
Offices of Lawyers 3
Offices of Optometrists 2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 2
Paper (except Newsprint) Mills 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 4
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Retail Bakeries 1
Roofing Contractors 4
Savings Institutions 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Shoe Stores 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tire Dealers 2
Used Car Dealers 2
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

Browse the Yellow Pages for Gouverneur and it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our recommendation is that you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Detecting Franchising Scams. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include GoCar Franchise Services and 1-800-Radiator. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as ATM Franchises and Health Franchises.

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

Selecting a Name For Your Venture

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

Even if the name doesn't do it by itself, many naming experts believe there should be a story behind the name that ties into your company mission.

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Naming a Business.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are opening a business in Gouverneur, it's critical that you ensure that no other New York company is using the business name you want to use.

Company Formation in Gouverneur, New York

It's essential that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Without a legal structure for the business, you can be held personally liable for the actions, debts and obligations of your company.

The entity you form can be a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

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. Just because you are starting a business in New York, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in New York. As it turns out, you can 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 Where to Incorporate. You may also want to seek the advice of an lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Gouverneur, New York, our information on Incorporating in New York may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in New York.

Marketing Your New Business

Whether your goal is to attract Gouverneur 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. Point-of-Sale Displays is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Next Steps

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

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

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Gouverneur, New York

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

 

 

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