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Open a Business in Island Park, Idaho

Need help starting a business in Island Park, Idaho? We've got the information you need to open a business in Island Park.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. We recommend that you read Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

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 Knitting Machines & Supplies Business guide or our Starting a Tiles Contractors Business guide.

Remember that starting a business in Island Park has some implications. If Island Park already has plenty of the kind of business you want to start, you might want to change your plans. A critical consideration is whether Island Park demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Island Park, Idaho Demographic Information

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

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

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 Island Park Businesses

As a new Island Park entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Island Park 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
Engineering Services
Framing Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
Home Centers
Limited-Service Restaurants
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores
Rooming and Boarding Houses
Site Preparation Contractors
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Island Park Business?

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

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Buying a Business.

Naming the Company

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

Pick a company name that isn't too generic. If you do a search engine search for your proposed name and a billion results come up, you may want to reconsider the name. It's much easier to come up in the search engines when your name is fairly unique.

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

On a final note, given that you are starting a business in Island Park, it's imperative that you check now that your company name has not already been claimed by another Idaho business.

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is vital in maximizing the prospects of your new company. Simply put, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Starting a business without a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

If you want more information on writing business plans, we recommend reading The Art of the Executive Summary. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Idaho.

The Art of Selling

Mastering the art of selling is priority one if you want your new Island Park business to do well.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Compensating Sales People is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Never Give Up

Most new Island Park businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

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

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

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Island Park, Idaho

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

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