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Opening a Business in Nahant, Massachusetts

Contemplating starting a business in Nahant, Massachusetts? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Nahant.

Nahant, Massachusetts Demographic Information

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

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

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 Nahant Businesses

As a new Nahant entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Nahant 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
Advertising Agencies
Architectural Services
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Convenience Stores
Educational Support Services
Electrical Contractors
Fine Arts Schools
Finfish Fishing
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
Framing Contractors
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Landscaping Services
Limited-Service Restaurants
New Housing Operative Builders
News Syndicates
Nursing Care Facilities
Residential Remodelers
Savings Institutions
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars

Should You Franchise?

Browse the Yellow Pages for Nahant and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. So, it probably makes sense for you to consider franchising too.

Most business experts recommend that you look into purchasing a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchise Marketing Support. 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.

Sample franchise opportunities include Sweet Beginnings Wedding Consultants and CosmiKids. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Specialty Foods Franchises and Health and Beauty Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Nahant Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Massachusetts. Follow that link and you can review several good businesses for sale in Nahant.

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

Forming a Company in Nahant, Massachusetts

It's very important that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. The main advantage of forming your new business as a legal entity is that it separates your business liabilities from your personal liabilities.

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporation is a very popular way to form a business. A key decision is whether to form and S-Corp or a C-Corp, and you also must decide in which state you will incorporate. If you are starting a business in Massachusetts, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Massachusetts. In fact, you can incorporate in the state of your choosing. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There are many nuances to forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Pre-Incorporation Agreements. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. Finally, if you are starting a business in Nahant, Massachusetts, our information on Incorporating in Massachusetts may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Massachusetts.

The Role of the Business Plan

Writing a business plan is vital to the health of your new business. Indeed, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Not having a business plan will greatly reduce your chances of business success.

Before you start writing a business plan, we suggest you skim Business Plan Contests. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Massachusetts.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Getting your Nahant business the capital it needs to succeed is not an easy task. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as Business Incubators.

For Nahant entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, you'll want to take a look at our List of Massachusetts Angel Investors and our List of Massachusetts Venture Capital Firms.

Next Steps

You have a dream -- starting a business in Nahant. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

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

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Nahant 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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