January 19, 2021  
 
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Opening a Business in High Springs, Florida

Contemplating starting a business in High Springs, Florida? We walk you through the process of opening a business in High Springs.

What Type of Business Should You Start?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. We recommend that you read Good 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 Start a Septic Tanks & Systems Consulting, Site Evaluation, & Design Business guide or our Starting a Steel Fabrication Business guide.

Don't forget that starting a business in High Springs has some implications. Some businesses will do better in High Springs than others. Study High Springs demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

High Springs, Florida Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 417
5-9 Employees 135
10-19 Employees 69
20-49 Employees 24
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 6
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All High Springs Businesses 657

As a new High Springs entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in High Springs 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
Art Dealers 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Baked Goods Stores 1
Beauty Salons 1
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Boat Dealers 1
Bottled Water Manufacturing 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Child Day Care Services 4
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Claims Adjusting 1
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Convenience Stores 3
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Electrical Contractors 6
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 2
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 2
Family Clothing Stores 1
Farm Product Warehousing and Storage 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5
Finish Carpentry Contractors 4
Fish and Seafood Merchant Wholesalers 1
Florists 1
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 1
Full-Service Restaurants 1
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 4
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Graphic Design Services 1
Hardware Stores 2
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Industrial Building Construction 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Janitorial Services 2
Jewelry Stores 1
Landscaping Services 6
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 6
Logging 1
Machine Shops 1
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Motion Picture and Video Production 2
New Car Dealers 1
New Housing Operative Builders 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 2
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 3
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Phosphate Rock Mining 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Recreational Goods Rental 1
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 1
Residential Remodelers 5
Septic Tank and Related Services 2
Siding Contractors 1
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Sporting Goods Stores 3
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tire Dealers 1
Truss Manufacturing 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Women's Clothing Stores 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing High Springs Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Florida. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in High Springs.

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

Naming the Business

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.

Company names should be fun to say, and they should help people to understand what you do and how you differentiate yourself in the market.

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

On a final note, given that you are planning on starting a business in High Springs, it's critical that you ensure that you will be the only Florida company using the business name you have chosen.

Startup Financing Basics

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your High Springs business is not an easy task. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

On the bright side, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Angel Investors.

For High Springs entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, check out our List of Florida Angel Investors and our List of Florida Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Business

To rise above the crowd in High Springs and advance your business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

We have some great resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Billboard Advertising Costs is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

What's Next?

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

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

We are here to help High Springs businesses to be successful. We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in High Springs, Florida

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

  • Resources for High Springs, Florida Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist High Springs entrepreneurs.
  • Florida Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Florida.
  • Florida Small Business Development Center - The Florida Small Business Development Center Network (FSBDCN) is a statewide economic development partnership between higher education and other stakeholder organizations dedicated to providing entrepreneurs and established businesses with the assistance needed to start, grow and succeed, contributing to the Florida economy.
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