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Start a Business in New Cumberland, West Virginia

Are you starting a business in New Cumberland, West Virginia? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in New Cumberland.

Which Business to Choose?

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Free Business Ideas.

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 Opening a Junior High or Middle School guide or our How to Start a Sweaters Retail Business guide.

Remember that your new startup will be located in New Cumberland. Some businesses will do better in New Cumberland than others. Study New Cumberland demographics and do a competitive analysis as part of your startup planning process.

New Cumberland, West Virginia Demographic Information

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

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

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 New Cumberland Businesses

As a new New Cumberland entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in New Cumberland 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
Ambulance Services
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores
Cemeteries and Crematories
Child Day Care Services
Civic and Social Organizations
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Full-Service Restaurants
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services
General Automotive Repair
Homes for the Elderly
Industrial Gas Manufacturing
Land Subdivision
Libraries and Archives
Limited-Service Restaurants
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Dentists
Offices of Lawyers
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services
Residential Remodelers
Savings Institutions
Video Tape and Disc Rental
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

Is Franchising a Better Option?

Browse the Yellow Pages for New Cumberland and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

Most business experts recommend that you evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. To help you learn more about franchising, we've gathered a ton of articles on franchising, including Franchisees Versus Licensees. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include The Home Team Inspection Service and West Sanitation. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Food and Drink Franchises and Insurance Franchises.

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

Naming the Company

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.

Companies like Starbucks, Apple, Target, Microsoft and Intuit all have strong company names that are easy to remember and have become well-loved brands. Wouldn't it be nice if your new company name got on a similar track?

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Company.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are opening a business in New Cumberland, it's very important that you make sure no other West Virginia company is using the business name you want to use.

Make Sure You Have a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is essential 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.

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Business Presentations. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in West Virginia.

Startup Financing Basics

Getting your New Cumberland business the capital it needs to succeed will be harder than you might expect. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as Getting a Small Business Loan.

For New Cumberland entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, check out our List of West Virginia Angel Investors and our List of West Virginia Venture Capital Firms.

Bring in Revenues

Being able to sell is essential to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in New Cumberland or are selling to customers throughout West Virginia, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

How to Build and Motivate a Sales Team is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Next Steps

You have a dream -- starting a business in New Cumberland. 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 New Cumberland and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new New Cumberland entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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