Maine Business Startup Guides
Starting a Business in Lubec, Maine
Thinking about starting a business in Lubec, Maine? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Lubec.
What Business to Start
An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. We recommend that you read 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 Starting a Dance Club guide or our Starting a Tatoo Parlor guide.
Don't forget that you are starting a business in Lubec. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Lubec. Don't forget to review Lubec demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.
Lubec, Maine Demographic Information
Lubec has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.
To give you a better feel for Lubec demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Lubec.
As a new Lubec entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Lubec 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.
Have You Considered Franchising?
Examine a list of Lubec businesses and you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. So, it probably makes sense for you to consider franchising too.
We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Understanding Franchise Contracts. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.
To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.
Sample franchise opportunities include Subway Franchises and Starbucks Franchises. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Accounting Franchises and Moving Franchises.
Note on Lubec Franchise Opportunities: You will need to contact franchisors directly to see if their franchises are available in Lubec.
Do You Need a Business Plan?
Creating a business plan is vital to the health of your new business. Indeed, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Not having a business plan
To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You should also take advantage of free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Maine.
The Art of Selling
Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Lubec business, you need to focus on sales.
Clever sales techniques can transform any business from good to great. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.
Hiring Good Sales People 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.
Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills
Good business owners recognize that they don't know everything.
Given that you are starting a business in Lubec, Maine, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Maine universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any networking organizations for Lubec entrepreneurs.
As an entrepreneur in Lubec, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.
If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.
We are here to help Lubec businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Lubec, neighborhood development and overall economic health.
More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Lubec, Maine
Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Lubec.
- Resources for Lubec, Maine Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Lubec entrepreneurs.
- Maine Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Maine.
- Maine Small Business Development Center - Maine Small Business Development Centers and its technology-focused group, the Maine Small Business & Technology Development Centers, provide comprehensive business management assistance, training, resource and information services to Maine's entrepreneurs and small business owners.
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