February 17, 2020  
 
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Start a Business in Levittown, Pennsylvania

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

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Most startup companies do not succeed, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the tenacity and/or the skills to succeed. So, before you open a business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

Here are three things we recommend you do before you fully commit to starting a new business of your own.

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Levittown. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

Levittown, Pennsylvania Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 5001
5-9 Employees 1665
10-19 Employees 1161
20-49 Employees 747
50-99 Employees 135
100-249 Employees 81
250-499 Employees 9
500-999 Employees 9
1000+ Employees 0
All Levittown Businesses 8808

As a new Levittown entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Levittown 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
Advertising Agencies 4
Aluminum Extruded Product Manufacturing 1
Ambulance Services 1
Architectural Services 1
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 2
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 4
Automotive Transmission Repair 2
Baked Goods Stores 1
Barber Shops 1
Beauty Salons 21
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 5
Bowling Centers 1
Building Inspection Services 1
Business Associations 1
Business to Business Electronic Markets 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores 1
Car Washes 2
Caterers 1
Child Day Care Services 17
Civic and Social Organizations 7
Claims Adjusting 1
Clothing Accessories Stores 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 3
Collection Agencies 2
Commercial Bakeries 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Computer and Software Stores 2
Computer Systems Design Services 3
Confectionery and Nut Stores 1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Consumer Lending 3
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Convenience Stores 7
Couriers 1
Credit Card Issuing 1
Credit Unions 1
Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 5
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 1
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers 2
Digital Printing 1
Direct Life Insurance Carriers 1
Directory and Mailing List Publishers 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 15
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Educational Support Services 1
Electrical Contractors 19
Electronic Shopping 2
Elementary and Secondary Schools 5
Emergency and Other Relief Services 1
Engineering Services 5
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 4
Family Clothing Stores 3
Fine Arts Schools 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 8
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Floor Covering Stores 2
Florists 4
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Food Service Contractors 2
Formal Wear and Costume Rental 1
Freight Transportation Arrangement 2
Full-Service Restaurants 26
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 20
General Freight Trucking, Local 10
General Warehousing and Storage 4
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 2
Hardware Stores 1
Heating Oil Dealers 4
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 2
Home Health Care Services 2
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 2
Industrial Building Construction 2
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 14
Investigation Services 1
Janitorial Services 11
Jewelry Stores 2
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 24
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 30
Limousine Service 2
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 1
Machine Shops 2
Marketing Consulting Services 1
Masonry Contractors 7
Metal Stamping 1
Metal Window and Door Manufacturing 1
Mobile Food Services 2
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 3
Motion Picture and Video Production 1
Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 3
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Museums 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 2
Nail Salons 3
New Car Dealers 3
News Dealers and Newsstands 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 3
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 2
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 6
Offices of Dentists 16
Offices of Lawyers 8
Offices of Optometrists 5
Offices of Podiatrists 1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Optical Goods Stores 1
Packaging and Labeling Services 2
Paint and Coating Manufacturing 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 8
Passenger Car Rental 3
Pen and Mechanical Pencil Manufacturing 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 11
Plastics Bag Manufacturing 1
Plastics Bottle Manufacturing 1
Political Organizations 1
Prepress Services 1
Private Mail Centers 1
Radio Stations 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Real Estate Investment Trusts 1
Remediation Services 1
Residential Property Managers 2
Residential Remodelers 16
Retail Bakeries 1
Rolled Steel Shape Manufacturing 1
Savings Institutions 2
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Security Guards and Patrol Services 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 2
Siding Contractors 3
Sign Manufacturing 2
Site Preparation Contractors 4
Small Arms Manufacturing 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 12
Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Sports and Recreation Instruction 3
Tax Preparation Services 6
Telecommunications Resellers 1
Telemarketing Bureaus 1
Telephone Answering Services 2
Temporary Help Services 1
Temporary Shelters 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 5
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers 1
Tire Dealers 2
Tire Retreading 1
Tobacco Stores 2
Travel Agencies 3
Used Car Dealers 4
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 4
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 10
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 4
Women's Clothing Stores 1
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Levittown Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Pennsylvania. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Levittown.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Forming a Company in Levittown, Pennsylvania

It's essential that you form your business as a legal structure. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.

When forming a company, you will pick from many company types, such as a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporation is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Pennsylvania, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Pennsylvania. In fact, you can incorporate in any state you would like to. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There are many nuances to forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Pre-Incorporation Agreements. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Levittown, Pennsylvania, our web page covering Incorporating in Pennsylvania may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Pennsylvania.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is critical to the health of your new business. Indeed, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Starting a business without a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

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

Letting the World Know You Exist

To rise above the crowd in Levittown and build your business, you need a excellent marketing plan.

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Pros and Cons of Advertising discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Selling Tips

Mastering the art of selling is a must if you want your new Levittown business to do well.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Anticipating Prospect Responses offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Interviews With Levittown Entrepreneurs

Here, we'll keep a running list of interviews we've had with Levittown entrepreneurs.

Moving Forward

Most new Levittown 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.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Levittown and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Levittown 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 Levittown, Pennsylvania

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

 

 

Additional Resources for Entrepreneurs

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