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Start a Business in Gray, Maine
Are you starting a business in Gray, Maine? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Gray.
Gray, Maine Demographic Information
Gray has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.
To give you a better feel for Gray demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Gray.
As a new Gray entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Gray 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.
Have You Considered Buying an Existing Gray Business?
If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Maine. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Gray.
If you are intent on buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.
Naming the Company
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.
Companies like Starbucks, Apple, Target, Microsoft and Intuit all have strong company names that are easy to remember and have become well-loved brands. Wouldn't it be nice if your new company name got on a similar track?
Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Branding Advice.
On a final note, given that you are planning on starting a business in Gray, it's imperative that you check now that your company name has not already been claimed by another Maine business.
Marketing Your New Business
To rise above the crowd in Gray and grow your business, you need a excellent marketing plan.
There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Technology Marketing discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.
The Art of Selling
Mastering the art of selling is essential if you want your new Gray business to do well.
Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.
Cold Call Selling is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.
Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset
The best business owners recognize that they need to continually improve.
With your business being located in Gray, Maine, you should check out some of the many programs available at nearby Maine universities, colleges and community colleges. You should also check if there are any Gray networking organizations.
Most new Gray businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.
From this point on, you control your own destiny.
We are here to help Gray businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Gray, neighborhood development and overall economic health.
More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Gray, Maine
Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Gray.
- Resources for Gray, Maine Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Gray entrepreneurs.
- Maine Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Maine.
- Maine Small Business Development Center - Maine Small Business Development Centers and its technology-focused group, the Maine Small Business & Technology Development Centers, provide comprehensive business management assistance, training, resource and information services to Maine's entrepreneurs and small business owners.
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