August 13, 2020  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Pennsylvania Entrepreneurs  
  Kane, Pennsylvania Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Starting a Business in Kane, Pennsylvania

Thinking about starting a business in Kane, Pennsylvania? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Kane.

Will You Be a Good Entrepreneur?

Before announcing to the world that you are going to start your own business, consider your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

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:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Kane. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Seek the advice of somebody who knows you well. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

Kane, Pennsylvania Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 732
5-9 Employees 258
10-19 Employees 162
20-49 Employees 66
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 30
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Kane Businesses 1254

As a new Kane entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Kane 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beauty Salons 4
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Business Associations 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 2
Child Day Care Services 3
Civic and Social Organizations 4
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Couriers 1
Credit Unions 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 3
Drive-In Motion Picture Theaters 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Electron Tube Manufacturing 1
Engineering Services 1
Floor Covering Stores 1
Florists 1
Full-Service Restaurants 9
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Graphic Design Services 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Home Health Equipment Rental 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 4
Landscaping Services 3
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 2
Logging 8
Meat Markets 3
Metal Window and Door Manufacturing 1
Natural Gas Distribution 3
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 3
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 3
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 2
Offices of Optometrists 1
Offices of Podiatrists 1
Optical Goods Stores 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 1
Radio Stations 1
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Savings Institutions 1
Sawmills 4
School and Employee Bus Transportation 3
Shoe Stores 1
Site Preparation Contractors 4
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Solid Waste Landfill 1
Support Activities for Forestry 4
Tax Preparation Services 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Veterinary Services 1
Wineries 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

Browse the Yellow Pages for Kane and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our recommendation is that you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchise Tradeshows. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include A-Pro Home Inspection Services and CareMinders Home Care. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Bookstore Franchises and Deli Restaurant Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Kane Business?

We've created a handy website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Pennsylvania. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Kane.

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

Marketing Your New Venture

Whether your goal is to attract Kane customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a solid marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Advertising on Google is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Good entrepreneurs recognize that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

Given that you are starting a business in Kane, Pennsylvania, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Pennsylvania universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking organizations for Kane entrepreneurs.

What's Next?

You have a dream -- starting a business in Kane. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

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 Kane and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Kane, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Kane, Pennsylvania

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

 

 

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