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Open a Business in Marietta, Ohio
Need help starting a business in Marietta, Ohio? We've got the information you need to open a business in Marietta.
Do You Have What It Takes?
Most startup companies fail, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the tenacity and/or the skills to succeed. So, before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, 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 Marietta. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
- We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
- Have a candid conversation with friends and family. A support network of family and friends can be a great sounding board for good advice before you decide for sure to go into business.
Which Business to Choose?
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 How to Start a Bag Wholesaler and Manufacturer guide or our How to Start a Radio Broadcasting Consultants Business guide.
Always keep in mind that your new business will be in Marietta. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Marietta. Only by spending some time analyzing Marietta demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.
Marietta, Ohio Demographic Information
Marietta has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.
To give you a better feel for Marietta demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Marietta.
As a new Marietta entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Marietta 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 Buying an Existing Marietta Business?
We've created a useful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Ohio. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Marietta.
If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.
Naming the Company
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.
For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Business.
As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are starting a business in Marietta, it's imperative that you check now that no other Ohio company is using the business name you want to use.
Marketing Your New Venture
Whether your goal is to attract Marietta customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a excellent marketing plan.
There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Newspaper Advertising Costs 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.
Now It's Up To You
Most new Marietta 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 Marietta 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.
More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Marietta, Ohio
Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Marietta.
- Resources for Marietta, Ohio Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Marietta entrepreneurs.
- Ohio Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Ohio.
- Ohio Small Business Development Center - Whether you're starting your business, expanding your business, or just looking to stay in business, the Small Business Development Centers of Ohio (SBDCs of Ohio) can help with professional guidance by connecting you with research, financing sources, and training opportunities.
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