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Open a Business in Linton, North Dakota

Need help starting a business in Linton, North Dakota? We've got the information you need to open a business in Linton.

Is Becoming a Business Owner Right for You?

Before quitting your day job, assess 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:

  • Grab a meal or cofee with other entrepreneurs in Linton. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • Take a look at Business Failure. It's a short article but it's a good reality check for those are about to jump into the world of entrepreneurship.
  • Involve a spouse, family member or trusted friend in the decision. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

Linton, North Dakota Demographic Information

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

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

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 Linton Businesses

As a new Linton entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Linton 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
Beauty Salons
Civic and Social Organizations
Commercial Bakeries
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electric Power Distribution
Electrical Contractors
Framing Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Hardware Stores
Homes for the Elderly
Investment Advice
Jewelry Stores
Limited-Service Restaurants
Masonry Contractors
Natural Gas Distribution
New Car Dealers
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Chiropractors
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Offices of Optometrists
Packaging and Labeling Services
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Residential Remodelers
Solid Waste Collection
Tax Preparation Services
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices
Used Car Dealers
Veterinary Services

Should You Franchise?

As you drive around Linton, you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. Is it perhaps smarter to franchise a business instead of doing it from scratch.

We highly recommend you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchise Law. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

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

Sample franchise opportunities include CrepeMaker and Maid to Perfection Corporation. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Dollar Store Franchises and Dry Cleaning & Laundry Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Linton Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in North Dakota. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Linton.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

Picking a Business Name

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.

Before you decide on a company name, run it by some prospective customers and see what they think. If they don't like it, it's probably a good idea to go back to the drawing board.

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

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are starting a business in Linton, it's very important that you make sure your company name has not already been claimed by another North Dakota business.

Forming a Company in Linton, North Dakota

A critical step is ensuring that you are forming a legal entity that operates independently from you. Without a legal structure for the business, you can be held personally liable for the actions, debts and obligations of your company.

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 North Dakota, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in North Dakota. In fact, you are allowed to 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. To learn the fundamentals of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as Why Incorporate in Delaware. You may also want to seek the advice of an lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Linton, North Dakota, our web page covering Incorporating in North Dakota may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in North Dakota.

Moving Forward

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Linton and elsewhere to achieve real success. We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

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