January 22, 2021  
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  Mora, Minnesota Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Mora, Minnesota

Need help starting a business in Mora, Minnesota? We've got the information you need to open a business in Mora.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Hay, Alfalfa, & Alfalfa Products Business guide or our How to Start a Paper Shredding Services Business guide.

Always keep in mind that you are opening your new business in Mora. Some businesses will do better in Mora than others. Make sure you fully understand Mora demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Mora, Minnesota Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 760
5-9 Employees 300
10-19 Employees 156
20-49 Employees 114
50-99 Employees 30
100-249 Employees 18
250-499 Employees 12
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Mora Businesses 1390

As a new Mora entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Mora 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
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beauty Salons 4
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Boat Building 1
Business Associations 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Credit Unions 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Electrical Contractors 4
Family Clothing Stores 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 4
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Floor Covering Stores 1
Florists 2
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Food Product Machinery Manufacturing 1
Framing Contractors 2
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Full-Service Restaurants 8
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 2
Historical Sites 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 8
Internet Service Providers 1
Jewelry Stores 1
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 5
Logging 1
Machine Shops 1
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 1
Masonry Contractors 3
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
Motion Picture and Video Production 1
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Nail Salons 1
New Car Dealers 2
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Bank Holding Companies 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 4
Offices of Lawyers 3
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Periodical Publishers 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Remediation Services 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Retail Bakeries 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 1
Siding Contractors 1
Site Preparation Contractors 4
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Tire Dealers 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 2
Travel Agencies 1
Used Car Dealers 2
Veterinary Services 2
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Mora Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Minnesota. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Mora.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Choosing a Business 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.

Company names need to be easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember.

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

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are opening a business in Mora, it's critical that you ensure that no Minnesota company has already registered the company name you have selected.

Marketing Your New Venture

To grow your Mora business, you need a great marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Advertising on Google is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

The Art of Selling

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Mora business, you need to focus on sales.

Not knowing how to sell can result in lost customers and minimal market share. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

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

Moving Forward

As an entrepreneur in Mora, 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.

We are here to help Mora 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.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Mora, Minnesota

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