September 30, 2020  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Connecticut Entrepreneurs  
  Newtown, Connecticut Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Newtown, Connecticut

Need help starting a business in Newtown, Connecticut? We've got the information you need to open a business in Newtown.

Choosing the Right Company to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our How to Start a Contest Arranging & Judging Business guide or our Starting a Water Parks & Slides Business guide.

Don't forget that you are starting a business in Newtown. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Newtown. A critical consideration is whether Newtown demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Newtown, Connecticut Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 4806
5-9 Employees 1584
10-19 Employees 882
20-49 Employees 630
50-99 Employees 324
100-249 Employees 180
250-499 Employees 36
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Newtown Businesses 8442

As a new Newtown entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Newtown 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
Advertising Agencies 3
Ambulance Services 1
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Architectural Services 4
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beauty Salons 7
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Book Publishers 1
Building Inspection Services 2
Business Associations 2
Cable and Other Program Distribution 4
Cafeterias 1
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores 1
Car Washes 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 6
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Computer Facilities Management Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 3
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 2
Convenience Stores 1
Curtain and Drapery Mills 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 7
Document Preparation Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 3
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 5
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 4
Family Clothing Stores 1
Fertilizer (Mixing Only) Manufacturing 1
Fine Arts Schools 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 3
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 3
Flooring Contractors 2
Florists 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Food Service Contractors 3
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 17
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 1
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 3
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 2
Graphic Design Services 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 1
Hardware Stores 1
Heating Oil Dealers 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 2
Home Health Care Services 1
Homes for the Elderly 2
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Interior Design Services 1
Internet Service Providers 1
Investigation Services 1
Investment Advice 3
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 25
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 9
Limousine Service 1
Mail-Order Houses 3
Marketing Consulting Services 4
Masonry Contractors 1
Meat Markets 1
Motion Picture and Video Production 1
Motor and Generator Manufacturing 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
Music Publishers 1
Nail Salons 4
New Car Dealers 1
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Office Administrative Services 1
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 4
Offices of Chiropractors 6
Offices of Dentists 12
Offices of Lawyers 10
Offices of Optometrists 3
Offices of Podiatrists 1
One-Hour Photofinishing 1
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Periodical Publishers 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 3
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Portfolio Management 1
Public Relations Agencies 1
Radio Networks 1
Real Estate Credit 1
Residential Property Managers 2
Residential Remodelers 7
Retail Bakeries 1
Roofing Contractors 2
Savings Institutions 7
School and Employee Bus Transportation 2
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 1
Shoe Stores 1
Siding Contractors 1
Site Preparation Contractors 5
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Solid Waste Collection 2
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Temporary Help Services 2
Testing Laboratories 2
Travel Agencies 1
Veterinary Services 4
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Voluntary Health Organizations 1
Web Search Portals 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 5
Window Treatment Stores 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2
Women's Clothing Stores 3

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Newtown Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Connecticut. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Newtown.

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

Company Formation in Newtown, Connecticut

A critical step is ensuring that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will separate you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporation is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Connecticut, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Connecticut. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate in any state you would like to. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.

There's a lot to know about forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Where to Incorporate. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Newtown, Connecticut, our information on Incorporating in Connecticut may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Connecticut.

Raising Money for Your Startup

Getting your Newtown business the capital it needs to succeed is not an easy task. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as Business Cash Advances.

For Newtown entrepreneurs who want to raise money for a new venture, you'll want to take a look at our List of Connecticut Angel Investors and our List of Connecticut Venture Capital Firms.

How to Sell

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

Clever sales techniques can transform any business from good to great. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

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

Never Give Up

As an entrepreneur in Newtown, 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 Newtown businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Newtown 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 Newtown, Connecticut

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

 

 

Additional Resources for Entrepreneurs

Buying a Business

Writing a Business Plan

Raising Money

Incorporate

Small Business Marketing

Advertising Advice

Public Relations -

Customer Service Tips

Entrepreneurial Selling

Workplace Safety