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Opening a Business in Mohall, North Dakota

Contemplating starting a business in Mohall, North Dakota? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Mohall.

Will You Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Before announcing to the world that you are going to start your own business, 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 Mohall. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • 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. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

Mohall, North Dakota Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
1-4 Employees
5-9 Employees
10-19 Employees
20-49 Employees
50-99 Employees
100-249 Employees
250-499 Employees
500-999 Employees
1000+ Employees
All Mohall Businesses

As a new Mohall entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Mohall 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
Bowling Centers
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Credit Unions
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electrical Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Heating Oil Dealers
Homes for the Elderly
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Limited-Service Restaurants
Natural Gas Distribution
New Car Dealers
Newspaper Publishers
Nursing Care Facilities
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Offices of Dentists
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals
Pharmacies and Drug Stores
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
Retail Bakeries
Savings Institutions
Septic Tank and Related Services
Telemarketing Bureaus
Window Treatment Stores

What About Buying an Existing Mohall Business?

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

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

Choosing a Business 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.

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

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are starting a business in Mohall, it's very important that you make sure you will be the only North Dakota company using the business name you have chosen.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Mohall business is a difficult chore. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

On the bright side, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Mohall entrepreneurs who need startup capital, browse our List of North Dakota Angel Investors and our List of North Dakota Venture Capital Firms.

Ramping Up Sales

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

The key to selling is to set sales goals goals and monitor your progress towards those goals. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Hiring Good Sales People is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Good business owners know that they need to continually improve.

Given that you are starting a business in Mohall, North Dakota, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby North Dakota universities, colleges and community colleges. We also suggest you look into networking groups or organizations in which Mohall entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

What's Next?

You have a dream -- starting a business in Mohall. 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 Mohall and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Mohall, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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