January 24, 2021  
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Start a Business in North Port, Florida

Are you starting a business in North Port, Florida? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in North Port.

North Port, Florida Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 1446
5-9 Employees 186
10-19 Employees 126
20-49 Employees 57
50-99 Employees 15
100-249 Employees 18
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All North Port Businesses 1848

As a new North Port entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in North Port 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
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Architectural Services 2
Art Dealers 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 5
Beauty Salons 9
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 4
Building Inspection Services 3
Business Associations 3
Car Washes 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 4
Caterers 1
Child Day Care Services 4
Civic and Social Organizations 3
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Computer Facilities Management Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 2
Convenience Stores 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 2
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 2
Direct Life Insurance Carriers 2
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 2
Drafting Services 1
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 11
Electrical Contractors 9
Electronic Shopping 1
Engineering Services 1
Environmental Consulting Services 2
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 34
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Floor Covering Stores 1
Flooring Contractors 6
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Framing Contractors 17
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Full-Service Restaurants 10
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 4
General Freight Trucking, Local 6
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 2
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Graphic Design Services 2
Home Centers 1
Home Health Care Services 2
Homes for the Elderly 2
Household Appliance Stores 1
Human Rights Organizations 1
Industrial Launderers 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 6
Interior Design Services 2
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting 1
Janitorial Services 14
Land Subdivision 7
Landscaping Services 16
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 12
Locksmiths 1
Machine Shops 1
Marketing Consulting Services 1
Masonry Contractors 10
Medical Laboratories 1
Miscellaneous Intermediation 2
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 2
Nail Salons 1
Natural Gas Distribution 2
New Housing Operative Builders 7
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Chiropractors 3
Offices of Dentists 4
Offices of Lawyers 2
Offices of Optometrists 2
Offices of Podiatrists 2
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 2
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 14
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 2
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Petroleum Refineries 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Private Mail Centers 1
Real Estate Credit 4
Residential Property Managers 2
Residential Remodelers 13
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Roofing Contractors 2
Securities Brokerage 2
Siding Contractors 5
Site Preparation Contractors 7
Software Publishers 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Sports and Recreation Instruction 2
Tax Preparation Services 2
Taxi Service 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 16
Travel Agencies 2
Used Car Dealers 1
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Window Treatment Stores 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing North Port Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Florida. Follow that link and you can review several good businesses for sale in North Port.

If you are headed down the path of buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is vital to the health of your new business. Indeed, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. You can also get free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Florida.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Getting your North Port business the capital it needs to succeed is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

Fortunately, this site contains dozens of articles on raising money, including one we recommend entitled Bank Credit Lines.

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

Promoting Your New Company

Whether your goal is to attract North Port customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a solid marketing plan.

You can learn plenty about marketing on our site. Marketing Research is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just one of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

How to Sell

Being able to sell is fundamental to your business success. Whether you are focused on selling local customers in North Port or are selling to customers throughout Florida, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Closing Sales 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

You have a dream -- starting a business in North Port. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in North Port 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 Port, Florida

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



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