January 24, 2021  
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Open a Business in Mahopac, New York

Need help starting a business in Mahopac, New York? We've got the information you need to open a business in Mahopac.

What Business Are You Starting?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Good 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 an Anglican Church guide or our Starting a Criminologists Business guide.

Always keep in mind that you are starting a business in Mahopac. Some businesses will do better in Mahopac than others. Only by spending some time analyzing Mahopac demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Mahopac, New York Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 1568
5-9 Employees 333
10-19 Employees 153
20-49 Employees 78
50-99 Employees 15
100-249 Employees 6
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Mahopac Businesses 2153

As a new Mahopac entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Mahopac 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
Ambulance Services 1
Amusement Arcades 1
Architectural Services 4
Art Dealers 1
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Beauty Salons 13
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 5
Blind and Shade Manufacturing 1
Boat Dealers 2
Building Inspection Services 2
Business Associations 1
Car Washes 1
Child Day Care Services 9
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 3
Computer and Software Stores 1
Computer Systems Design Services 2
Custom Computer Programming Services 4
Discount Department Stores 1
Document Preparation Services 4
Drafting Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5
Educational Support Services 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 20
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 2
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 3
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 2
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fine Arts Schools 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 19
Fish and Seafood Markets 2
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 4
Floor Covering Stores 1
Flooring Contractors 2
Florists 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 6
Full-Service Restaurants 14
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 3
General Automotive Repair 5
General Freight Trucking, Local 3
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 2
Graphic Design Services 2
Hardware Stores 1
Heating Oil Dealers 7
Home Health Care Services 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 15
Investigation Services 1
Investment Advice 2
Janitorial Services 4
Jewelry Stores 1
Land Subdivision 2
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 24
Language Schools 1
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 11
Limousine Service 2
Machine Shops 2
Marinas 1
Marketing Consulting Services 4
Masonry Contractors 6
Men's Clothing Stores 1
Metal Window and Door Manufacturing 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
Motion Picture and Video Production 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 2
Motorcycle Dealers 3
Musical Groups and Artists 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 1
Nail Salons 4
New Car Dealers 2
New Housing Operative Builders 5
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Office Administrative Services 5
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Bank Holding Companies 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 4
Offices of Chiropractors 5
Offices of Dentists 10
Offices of Lawyers 8
Offices of Optometrists 2
Offices of Podiatrists 3
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 3
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 15
Periodical Publishers 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 5
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Private Mail Centers 1
Professional Employer Organizations 1
Public Relations Agencies 1
Remediation Services 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 26
Retail Bakeries 3
Roofing Contractors 3
Savings Institutions 2
Securities Brokerage 3
Security Guards and Patrol Services 1
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Shoe Stores 1
Siding Contractors 3
Site Preparation Contractors 7
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 3
Software Publishers 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sound Recording Studios 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Sports and Recreation Instruction 5
Taxi Service 1
Telemarketing Bureaus 1
Temporary Shelters 1
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 6
Tire Dealers 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Tobacco Stores 1
Used Car Dealers 2
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 2
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Vending Machine Operators 2
Veterinary Services 3
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 2

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Mahopac Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in New York. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Mahopac.

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

Picking a Company Name

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

We strongly advocate that you make sure the ".com" domain name is available for your company name. Every business needs a strong Web presence these days, and having a non ".com" domain means somebody else may outrank you in the search results for your own company name.

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Naming a Business.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are planning on starting a business in Mahopac, it's very important that you make sure no other New York company is using the business name you want to use.

Raising Capital for Your Startup

Getting your Mahopac business the capital it needs to succeed is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as 504 Loans.

For Mahopac entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, browse our List of New York Angel Investors and our List of New York Venture Capital Firms.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Successful entrepreneurs recognize that they need to continually improve.

Given that you are starting a business in Mahopac, New York, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby New York universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also wise to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Mahopac entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Mahopac Entrepreneur Interviews

We're compiling a number of interviews with Mahopac entrepreneurs. Enjoy!

Moving Forward

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

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 Mahopac and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Mahopac 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 Mahopac, New York

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