January 26, 2021  
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Start a Business in Millersburg, Ohio

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

Which Business to Choose?

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.

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 Opening a Lawn Service guide or our How to Start an Industrial Feeders Business guide.

Always keep in mind that starting a business in Millersburg has some implications. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Millersburg. Don't forget to review Millersburg demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Millersburg, Ohio Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 5502
5-9 Employees 2835
10-19 Employees 1785
20-49 Employees 966
50-99 Employees 294
100-249 Employees 252
250-499 Employees 21
500-999 Employees 21
1000+ Employees 0
All Millersburg Businesses 11676

As a new Millersburg entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Millersburg 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
Aluminum Foundries (except Die-Casting) 2
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Baked Goods Stores 1
Beauty Salons 4
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 2
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Canvas and Related Product Mills 3
Car Washes 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Cheese Manufacturing 3
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 3
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Computer Training 1
Convenience Stores 3
Credit Unions 1
Cut Stock, Resawing Lumber, and Planing 6
Discount Department Stores 1
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells 2
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Dry Pasta Manufacturing 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 2
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Engineering Services 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 9
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Floor Covering Stores 2
Florists 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Framing Contractors 11
Freight Transportation Arrangement 2
Fruit and Vegetable Canning 1
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 6
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 1
Furniture Stores 7
General Automotive Repair 4
General Freight Trucking, Local 6
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 4
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 2
Hardware Stores 1
Household Appliance Stores 3
Institutional Furniture Manufacturing 2
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 4
Internet Service Providers 1
Iron Foundries 2
Landscaping Services 6
Leather and Hide Tanning and Finishing 2
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 5
Logging 2
Machine Shops 3
Mail-Order Houses 1
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 2
Marketing Consulting Services 1
Masonry Contractors 14
Materials Recovery Facilities 1
Meat Markets 1
Media Representatives 1
Metal Window and Door Manufacturing 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 2
Nursing Care Facilities 5
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Chiropractors 3
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 8
Offices of Optometrists 2
Offices of Podiatrists 1
Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 2
Packaging and Labeling Services 2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 2
Periodical Publishers 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Portfolio Management 1
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 1
Professional Employer Organizations 5
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Rendering and Meat Byproduct Processing 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Retail Bakeries 4
Roofing Contractors 3
Rooming and Boarding Houses 1
Savings Institutions 1
Sawmills 10
Securities Brokerage 1
Siding Contractors 8
Site Preparation Contractors 6
Solid Waste Landfill 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Tax Preparation Services 2
Telemarketing Bureaus 1
Temporary Help Services 1
Testing Laboratories 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Tire Dealers 3
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 3
Tobacco Stores 1
Tour Operators 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Used Merchandise Stores 5
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 4
Wood Office Furniture Manufacturing 1
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 5
Zoos and Botanical Gardens 1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

Visit the business district of Millersburg and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchising Scams. 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 Cartridge World and Adult Day Services. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Convenience Store Franchises and Home Décor Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Millersburg Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Ohio. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Millersburg.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: How to Buy a Business.

Choosing 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.

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 Company.

On a final note, given that you are starting a business in Millersburg, it's very important that you make sure no other Ohio company is using the business name you want to use.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Company

To rise above the crowd in Millersburg and accelerate your business, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Advertising in Magazines is a good read to get your marketing thoughts flowing. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

The Art of Selling

Being able to sell is critical to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in Millersburg or are selling to customers throughout Ohio, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Clever sales techniques can transform any business from good to great. Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Hiring Telemarketing Firms to Generate Sales Leads offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Never Give Up

You have a dream -- starting a business in Millersburg. 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.

We are here to help Millersburg businesses to be successful. 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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