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Starting a Business in Kenansville, North Carolina

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

Is Becoming a Business Owner Right for You?

Before quitting your day job, take inventory of your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

To determine whether you have what it takes to run a business, we recommend these three steps to help you decide:

  • Grab a meal or cofee with other entrepreneurs in Kenansville. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • Take a look at Starting a Company. It's a short article but it's a good reality check for those are about to jump into the world of entrepreneurship.
  • Talk it over with a close friend or partner. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

What Type of Business Should You Start?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? We recommend that you read Evaluating Your Idea.

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 How to Start an Auto & Truck Wrecking Business guide or our How to Start a Theatrical Talent Inventory Services Business guide.

Remember that Kenansville is the place where you are starting a business. Some businesses will do better in Kenansville than others. Don't forget to review Kenansville demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Kenansville, North Carolina Demographic Information

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

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

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 Kenansville Businesses

As a new Kenansville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Kenansville 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
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Child Day Care Services
Credit Unions
Electrical Contractors
Engineering Services
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Food Service Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Hardware Stores
Home Health Care Services
Homes for the Elderly
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Internet Service Providers
Kidney Dialysis Centers
Limited-Service Restaurants
Newspaper Publishers
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Offices of Optometrists
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Real Estate Credit
Video Tape and Disc Rental
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers

What About Buying an Existing Kenansville Business?

We've created a useful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in North Carolina. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Kenansville.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Marketing Your New Startup

Whether your goal is to attract Kenansville 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. Working with an Advertising Agency is a good read to get your marketing creativity flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

The Art of Selling

Being able to sell is a key enabler to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Kenansville or are selling to customers throughout North Carolina, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Why Salespeople Fail 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.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Successful entrepreneurs know that they don't know everything.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Kenansville, North Carolina, you should investigate some of the learning programs at local North Carolina educational institutions. You should also check if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Kenansville entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Moving Forward

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Kenansville businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Kenansville 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 Kenansville, North Carolina

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