Florida Business Startup Guides
Starting a Business in North Fort Myers, Florida
Thinking about starting a business in North Fort Myers, Florida? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in North Fort Myers.
What Business to Start
Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at Finding Your Niche in Life.
For in-depth how-to guides on how to start specific businesses, browse our Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Starting a Theme Weddings Business guide or our Starting a Veterans' Affairs Business guide.
Don't forget that starting a business in North Fort Myers has some implications. Some businesses will do better in North Fort Myers than others. Don't forget to review North Fort Myers demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.
North Fort Myers, Florida Demographic Information
North Fort Myers has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.
To give you a better feel for North Fort Myers demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in North Fort Myers.
As a new North Fort Myers entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in North Fort Myers 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.
Should You Franchise?
Visit the business district of North Fort Myers and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. Should you be giving franchising serious consideration?
Our recommendation is that you look into purchasing a franchise. To help you learn more about franchising, we've gathered a ton of articles on franchising, including Credit and Franchise Purchasing. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.
You can review hundreds of franchise opportunities by browing our Franchise Directory.
Sample franchise opportunities include The Johnny Rockets Group, Inc. and The Right One. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Franchises that Serve Liquor and Hair Styling Franchises.
Note on North Fort Myers Franchise Opportunities: You will need to contact franchisors directly to see if their franchises are available in North Fort Myers.
What About Buying an Existing North Fort Myers Business?
We've created a handy website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Florida. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in North Fort Myers.
If you are headed down the path of buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.
Selecting a Name For Your Startup
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.
Company names should be fun to say, and they should help people to understand what you do and how you differentiate yourself in the market.
For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Branding Advice.
On a final note, given that you are opening a business in North Fort Myers, it's very important that you make sure your company name has not already been claimed by another Florida business.
Getting Money to Start a Business
Raising money to fund your new North Fort Myers business is a difficult chore. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.
Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Choosing VC Firms.
Never Give Up
You have a dream -- starting a business in North Fort Myers. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.
If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.
Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in North Fort Myers and throughout the United States . 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 North Fort Myers, Florida
Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in North Fort Myers.
- Resources for North Fort Myers, Florida Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist North Fort Myers entrepreneurs.
- Florida Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Florida.
- Florida Small Business Development Center - The Florida Small Business Development Center Network (FSBDCN) is a statewide economic development partnership between higher education and other stakeholder organizations dedicated to providing entrepreneurs and established businesses with the assistance needed to start, grow and succeed, contributing to the Florida economy.
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