January 12, 2021  
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Start a Business in Penn Yan, New York

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

Choosing the Right Company to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

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 Coin Dealers' Supplies Wholesale Business guide or our How to Start a Minerals & Ores Business guide.

Always keep in mind that you are starting a business in Penn Yan. The business you want to start may already be well-represented in Penn Yan. A critical consideration is whether Penn Yan demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Penn Yan, New York Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 606
5-9 Employees 195
10-19 Employees 123
20-49 Employees 81
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 15
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Penn Yan Businesses 1029

As a new Penn Yan entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Penn Yan 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 1
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Barber Shops 1
Beauty Salons 4
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 4
Boat Dealers 1
Bowling Centers 1
Business Associations 2
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Cafeterias 1
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores 1
Charter Bus Industry 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 4
Civic and Social Organizations 7
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 2
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Convenience Stores 3
Convention and Visitors Bureaus 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Document Preparation Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 3
Electrical Contractors 1
Electronic Shopping 1
Family Planning Centers 1
Farm Product Warehousing and Storage 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Floor Covering Stores 2
Florists 1
Flour Milling 1
Fluid Milk Manufacturing 1
Food Service Contractors 2
Framing Contractors 6
Full-Service Restaurants 15
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
General Automotive Repair 6
General Freight Trucking, Local 4
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 4
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Hardware Stores 2
Home Centers 1
Household Appliance Stores 2
Industrial Building Construction 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Internet Service Providers 1
Jewelry Stores 1
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 3
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 5
Locksmiths 1
Logging 1
Marinas 1
Materials Recovery Facilities 1
Meat Markets 1
Mineral Wool Manufacturing 1
Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing 1
Museums 1
Nail Salons 1
New Car Dealers 3
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 2
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 5
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 2
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Plastics Bottle Manufacturing 1
Portfolio Management 1
Professional Organizations 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage 1
Residential Property Managers 2
Residential Remodelers 5
Roofing Contractors 2
Shoe Stores 2
Site Preparation Contractors 9
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tire Dealers 1
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 1
Truss Manufacturing 1
Used Car Dealers 3
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Veterinary Services 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 4
Window Treatment Stores 1
Wineries 5
Women's Clothing Stores 1

Naming the Business

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.

Pick a company name that isn't too generic. If you do a search engine search for your proposed name and a billion results come up, you may want to reconsider the name. It's much easier to come up in the search engines when your name is fairly unique.

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

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are opening a business in Penn Yan, it's imperative that you check now that no New York company has already registered the company name you have selected.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Obtaining startup financing for your Penn Yan business is not an easy task. 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 Getting a Small Business Loan.

For Penn Yan entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, we have assembled a List of New York Angel Investors and our List of New York Venture Capital Firms.

The Art of Selling

Mastering the art of selling is a must if you want your new Penn Yan business to do well.

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.

Effective Sales Presentations is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

The best business owners recognize that they don't know everything.

With your business being located in Penn Yan, New York, you should get information on some of the many programs available at nearby New York universities, colleges and community colleges. Another way to keep up on your learning is to investigate networking groups or organizations in which Penn Yan entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Never Give Up

Most new Penn Yan businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

Owning your own business will be a daunting task, but you can do it.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Penn Yan 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.

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