August 3, 2020  
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Starting a Business in Naples, New York

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

Naples, New York Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 1386
5-9 Employees 234
10-19 Employees 180
20-49 Employees 72
50-99 Employees 36
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Naples Businesses 1908

As a new Naples entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Naples 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
Baked Goods Stores 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Boat Dealers 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Computer Training 1
Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 2
Electrical Contractors 2
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Framing Contractors 2
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 10
General Automotive Repair 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Land Subdivision 1
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 3
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 1
Logging 1
Mail-Order Houses 1
Marinas 1
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 1
Offices of Lawyers 3
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Residential Remodelers 5
Securities Brokerage 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Skiing Facilities 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 4
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Temporary Help Services 1
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wineries 1
Wood Office Furniture Manufacturing 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Naples Business?

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

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

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is critical in maximizing the prospects of your new company. Simply put, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Failure to write a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Expert Advice on Business Plans. You should also take advantage of face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in New York.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Raising money to fund your new Naples business will be harder than you might expect. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as 504 Loans.

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

How to Sell

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

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Selling Products on eBay offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Good entrepreneurs know that they don't know everything.

Given that you are starting a business in Naples, New York, you should get information on some of the learning programs at local New York educational institutions. You should also check if there are any Naples networking organizations.

Now It's Up To You

As an entrepreneur in Naples, 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 Naples businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Naples entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Naples, New York

Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Naples.



Additional Resources for Entrepreneurs

Buying a Business

Writing a Business Plan

Raising Money


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