January 24, 2021  
 
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  Hull, Massachusetts Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Hull, Massachusetts

Contemplating starting a business in Hull, Massachusetts? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Hull.

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

An entrepreneurial life is hard work, much more arduous than working as an employee. Are you certain you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Grab a meal or cofee with other entrepreneurs in Hull. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a business.
  • Take a look at Business Failure. It's a short article but it's a good reality check for those are about to jump into the world of entrepreneurship.
  • Involve a spouse, family member or trusted friend in the decision. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

Hull, Massachusetts Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 1532
5-9 Employees 312
10-19 Employees 120
20-49 Employees 120
50-99 Employees 12
100-249 Employees 12
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Hull Businesses 2108

As a new Hull entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Hull 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
Amusement Arcades 1
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Beauty Salons 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 5
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Caterers 2
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Claims Adjusting 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Convenience Stores 4
Convention and Trade Show Organizers 1
Couriers 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Deep Sea Freight Transportation 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electrical Contractors 2
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 2
Family Planning Centers 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 2
Food Service Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 7
General Automotive Repair 2
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Hardware Stores 1
Heating Oil Dealers 1
Historical Sites 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Janitorial Services 1
Jewelry Stores 1
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 8
Marinas 3
Marketing Consulting Services 2
Masonry Contractors 2
Museums 1
New Housing Operative Builders 2
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 3
Offices of Optometrists 1
Periodical Publishers 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Political Organizations 1
Quick Printing 1
Remediation Services 1
Residential Remodelers 4
Retail Bakeries 1
Savings Institutions 2
Siding Contractors 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

Browse the Yellow Pages for Hull and it's apparent that franchising has become a very popular way to start a business. Is it perhaps smarter to franchise a business instead of doing it from scratch.

We highly recommend you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as How Franchises Work. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Representative franchise opportunities include Wine Kitz Franchise and CHIP The Remarkable Child I.D. Program. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Auto Rental Franchises and Modeling Franchises.

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

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 describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Failure to write a business plan will greatly reduce your chances of business success.

If you want more information on writing business plans, we recommend reading Business Plan Software. You should also take advantage of free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Massachusetts.

Raising Money for Your Company

Obtaining startup financing for your Hull business is a difficult chore. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as How to Raise Money.

For Hull entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, check out our List of Massachusetts Angel Investors and our List of Massachusetts Venture Capital Firms.

Promoting Your New Company

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

We have some excellent resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Advertising in Magazines 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.

Some Interesting Hull Entrepreneurs

We're compiling a number of interviews with Hull entrepreneurs. Enjoy!

Next Steps

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

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Hull, Massachusetts

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

 

 

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