January 24, 2021  
 
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Starting a Business in New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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

Do You Have What It Takes?

Most new businesses fail, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the tenacity and/or the skills to succeed. So, before you start your business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in New Bethlehem. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. A support network of family and friends can be a great sounding board for good advice before you decide for sure to go into business.

New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 216
5-9 Employees 111
10-19 Employees 24
20-49 Employees 27
50-99 Employees 3
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All New Bethlehem Businesses 381

As a new New Bethlehem entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in New Bethlehem 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
Businesses
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Beauty Salons 3
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Business Associations 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 3
Clay Refractory Manufacturing 1
Dental Laboratories 1
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Florists 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 4
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Industrial Gas Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Janitorial Services 1
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 3
Machine Shops 1
Masonry Contractors 2
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 2
Newspaper Publishers 1
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Roofing Contractors 1
Savings Institutions 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 2
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Tax Preparation Services 1
Used Car Dealers 2
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1

Is Buying an Existing New Bethlehem Business a Good Strategy?

We've created a helpful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Pennsylvania. Follow that link and you can review several good businesses for sale in New Bethlehem.

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

Startup Financing Basics

Getting your New Bethlehem 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.

Take advantage of our many articles on finding startup capital, such as SBIR Funding.

For New Bethlehem entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, browse our List of Pennsylvania Angel Investors and our List of Pennsylvania Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Company

To grow your New Bethlehem business, you need a excellent marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Advertising on Buses discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Ramping Up Sales

Mastering the art of selling is essential if you want your new New Bethlehem business to do well.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Selling with Questions is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

Now It's Up To You

Most new New Bethlehem businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

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

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in New Bethlehem 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.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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

 

 

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