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Start a Business in New London, Missouri

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

New London, Missouri Demographic Information

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

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

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 London Businesses

As a new New London entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in New London 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 Parts and Accessories Stores
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electric Power Distribution
Engineering Services
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Finish Carpentry Contractors
General Freight Trucking, Local
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Limited-Service Restaurants
Mail-Order Houses
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Lawyers
Securities Brokerage
Sign Manufacturing
Site Preparation Contractors
Special Needs Transportation
Truss Manufacturing
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing

Should You Franchise?

Browse the Yellow Pages for New London and you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. Is it perhaps smarter to franchise a business instead of doing it from scratch.

Most business experts recommend that you investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Growth Trends in Franchising. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Pigtails & Crewcuts and Hand and Stone Massage Spa. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Food and Drink Franchises and Insurance Franchises.

Note on New London Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in New London, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Should You Buy an Existing New London Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Missouri. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in New London.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Picking a Company Name

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

Before you decide on a company name, run it by some prospective customers and see what they think. If they don't like it, it's probably a good idea to go back to the drawing board.

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Naming a Company.

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are planning on starting a business in New London, it's imperative that you check now that your company name has not already been claimed by another Missouri business.

Marketing Your New Business

To rise above the crowd in New London and build your business, you need a excellent marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Marketing Versus Sales discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

Good entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

With your business being located in New London, Missouri, you should check out some of the learning programs at local Missouri educational institutions. You should also check if there are any New London networking organizations.

Never Give Up

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in New London 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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