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Opening a Business in Jamaica, New York
Contemplating starting a business in Jamaica, New York? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Jamaica.
Choosing the Right Company to Start
An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. We recommend that you read Good Business Ideas.
If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Dance Club guide or our Starting a Tatoo Parlor guide.
Don't forget that starting a business in Jamaica has some implications. Some businesses will do better in Jamaica than others. Don't forget to review Jamaica demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.
Jamaica, New York Demographic Information
Jamaica has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.
To give you a better feel for Jamaica demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Jamaica.
As a new Jamaica entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Jamaica 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 Jamaica Business?
If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in New York. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Jamaica.
Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: Buying a Business.
The Role of the Business Plan
Having 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 makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.
If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Reasons to Write a Business Plan. You should also take advantage of free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in New York.
Marketing Your New Startup
Whether your goal is to attract Jamaica customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a great marketing plan.
There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Sponsoring Local Events 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.
Bring in Revenues
Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Jamaica business, you need to focus on sales.
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.
As an entrepreneur in Jamaica, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.
Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.
Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Jamaica and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Jamaica 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 Jamaica, New York
Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Jamaica.
- Resources for Jamaica, New York Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Jamaica entrepreneurs.
- New York Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in New York.
- New York Small Business Development Center - The New York State Small Business Development Center delivers high quality business counseling and training to New Yorkers who want to start a business or improve the performance of an existing business.
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