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Start a Business in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

Are you starting a business in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Johnsonburg.

Will You Be a Good Entrepreneur?

Most new companies don't make it, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the entrepreneurial skills and traits needed to succeed. So, before you open a business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

Because entrepreneurship is not for everyone, we recommend you do the following to help you assess whether you should move forward with starting a business:

  • Speak with other entrepreneurs in Johnsonburg. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • You should read Business Failure. It's a good read for those who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Involve a spouse, family member or trusted friend in the decision. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

What Business to Start

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Free 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 Opening an Aircraft Salvage Business guide or our Starting a Digital Imaging Photographers Business guide.

Always keep in mind that starting a business in Johnsonburg has some implications. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Johnsonburg. Only by spending some time analyzing Johnsonburg demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania Demographic Information

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

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

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 Johnsonburg Businesses

As a new Johnsonburg entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Johnsonburg 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers
Cable and Other Program Distribution
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Credit Unions
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
Furniture Stores
General Automotive Repair
General Freight Trucking, Local
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores
Home Health Care Services
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Libraries and Archives
Limited-Service Restaurants
New Car Dealers
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Offices of Podiatrists
Paper (except Newsprint) Mills
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Residential Remodelers
Roofing Contractors
Savings Institutions
Spring (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing
Tax Preparation Services

Naming the Business

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.

Numerous company naming issues are discussed in more detail in this article: Naming a Business.

On a final note, given that you are planning on starting a business in Johnsonburg, it's imperative that you check now that no other Pennsylvania company is using the business name you want to use.

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. Starting a business without a business plan will greatly reduce your chances of business success.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Pennsylvania.

Promoting Your New Company

Whether your goal is to attract Johnsonburg customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your successs.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Viral 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.

Bring in Revenues

Mastering the art of selling is essential if you want your new Johnsonburg business to do well.

Clever sales techniques can transform any business from good to great. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Selling Stuff on the Web is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

What's Next?

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Johnsonburg businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Johnsonburg, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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