January 23, 2021  
 
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Start a Business in Lynden, Washington

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

Are You Sure You Want to Do This?

Before quitting your day job, consider your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

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

  • Speak with other entrepreneurs in Lynden. Ask them candidly what it's like to run a business.
  • You should read Business Failure. It's a good read for those who are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur.
  • Involve a spouse, family member or trusted friend in the decision. The people who know you best are often in the best position to tell you bluntly whether you will be a good entrepreneur.

Lynden, Washington Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 1156
5-9 Employees 348
10-19 Employees 195
20-49 Employees 144
50-99 Employees 51
100-249 Employees 21
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Lynden Businesses 1915

As a new Lynden entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Lynden 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 2
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 2
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Architectural Services 3
Automobile Driving Schools 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Baked Goods Stores 1
Beauty Salons 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Book Stores 2
Business Associations 2
Canvas and Related Product Mills 1
Car Washes 4
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 3
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child Day Care Services 10
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 2
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Computer Facilities Management Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Convenience Stores 2
Credit Unions 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 1
Direct Life Insurance Carriers 1
Drafting Services 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 6
Electrical Contractors 12
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3
Engineering Services 7
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders 1
Farm Management Services 1
Fats and Oils Refining and Blending 1
Finfish Fishing 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 3
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 3
Floor Covering Stores 2
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 2
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 3
Framing Contractors 7
Freight Transportation Arrangement 4
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 15
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 8
General Freight Trucking, Local 7
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 3
Graphic Design Services 1
Hardware Stores 2
Hazardous Waste Collection 1
Home Centers 1
Homes for the Elderly 5
Ice Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 12
Interior Design Services 1
Janitorial Services 2
Jewelry Stores 3
Land Subdivision 1
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 16
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 11
Machine Shops 1
Mail-Order Houses 2
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 1
Marketing Consulting Services 2
Masonry Contractors 4
Media Buying Agencies 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
Museums 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 1
New Car Dealers 2
New Housing Operative Builders 3
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 3
Offices of Chiropractors 3
Offices of Dentists 5
Offices of Lawyers 6
Offices of Optometrists 3
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 13
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Political Organizations 2
Professional Organizations 1
Radio Networks 1
Radio Stations 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 1
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage 2
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 13
Retail Bakeries 1
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Roofing Contractors 5
Savings Institutions 2
Securities Brokerage 3
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 1
Shoe Stores 1
Siding Contractors 2
Site Preparation Contractors 4
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 5
Software Publishers 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Temporary Shelters 1
Tire Dealers 2
Truck Trailer Manufacturing 1
Truss Manufacturing 2
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Used Merchandise Stores 4
Veterinary Services 3
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Voluntary Health Organizations 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 3
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Window Treatment Stores 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 3
Women's Clothing Stores 1
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 1

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

As you drive around Lynden, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. Should you be giving franchising serious consideration?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to look into purchasing a franchise. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Credit and Franchise Purchasing. 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.

Representative franchise opportunities include Wall Street Deli, Inc. and Gorin's Famous Sandwiches. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Wine Franchises and Framing Store Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Lynden Business?

We've created a helpful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Washington. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Lynden.

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

Picking a Company 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.

Company names need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Company.

On a final note, given that you are opening a business in Lynden, it's very important that you make sure you will be the only Washington company using the business name you have chosen.

Building Up Your Sales

Being able to sell is essential to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Lynden or are selling to customers throughout Washington, 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.

Selling Stuff on the Web 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.

Next Steps

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Lynden and throughout the United States . 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.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Lynden, Washington

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

 

 

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