January 16, 2021  
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Starting a Business in Meredith, New Hampshire

Thinking about starting a business in Meredith, New Hampshire? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Meredith.

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? You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Finding Your Niche in Life.

To view an extensive list of business types, complete with startup instructions, spend some time in the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our How to Start a Phone Switching Equipment Manufacturers Business guide or our Opening a Textile Printing Equipment & Supplies Business guide.

Remember that starting a business in Meredith has some implications. Some businesses will do better in Meredith than others. A critical consideration is whether Meredith demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Meredith, New Hampshire Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 387
5-9 Employees 147
10-19 Employees 96
20-49 Employees 63
50-99 Employees 24
100-249 Employees 12
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Meredith Businesses 732

As a new Meredith entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Meredith 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 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beauty Salons 3
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Boat Dealers 2
Book Stores 1
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 1
Canvas and Related Product Mills 1
Caterers 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Clothing Accessories Stores 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 2
Collection Agencies 1
Community Food Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Convenience Stores 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 6
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Engineering Services 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 2
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Floor Covering Stores 1
Florists 2
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Food Service Contractors 2
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 15
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 3
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 8
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Graphic Design Services 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Interior Design Services 1
Internet Service Providers 1
Iron and Steel Mills 1
Janitorial Services 3
Land Subdivision 2
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 10
Limited-Service Restaurants 5
Machine Shops 1
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 1
Marinas 2
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Museums 1
New Car Dealers 2
New Housing Operative Builders 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Administrative Services 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Dentists 4
Offices of Lawyers 5
Offices of Podiatrists 1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Passenger Car Rental 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Portfolio Management 1
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 1
Printing Ink Manufacturing 1
Quick Printing 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Savings Institutions 4
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 3
Sporting Goods Stores 3
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters 1
Tire Dealers 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Used Merchandise Stores 3
Veterinary Services 2
Wineries 1
Women's Clothing Stores 2

Picking a Company Name

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

Companies like Starbucks, Apple, Target, Microsoft and Intuit all have strong company names that are easy to remember and have become well-loved brands. Wouldn't it be nice if your new company name got on a similar track?

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

On a final note, given that you are planning on starting a business in Meredith, it's critical that you ensure that no New Hampshire company has already registered the company name you have selected.

Forming a Company in Meredith, New Hampshire

It's essential that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

When forming a company, you will pick from many company types, such as a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporating 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 New Hampshire, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in New Hampshire. As it turns out, you can incorporate in any state you would like to. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.

There are many nuances to forming a company. To learn the basics of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as How to Incorporate. You may also want to seek the advice of an lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Meredith, New Hampshire, our web page covering Incorporating in New Hampshire may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in New Hampshire.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

A business plan is critical to the health of your new business. Indeed, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Free Business Plan Templates. You should also take advantage of free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in New Hampshire.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Successful entrepreneurs recognize that they need to continually improve.

With your business being located in Meredith, New Hampshire, you should check out some of the many programs available at nearby New Hampshire universities, colleges and community colleges. Another way to keep up on your learning is to investigate Meredith networking organizations.

Never Give Up

As an entrepreneur in Meredith, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Meredith 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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