August 12, 2020  
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Starting a Business in Perry, Georgia

Thinking about starting a business in Perry, Georgia? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Perry.

What Business Are You Starting?

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 Evaluating Your Idea.

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 How to Start a Bibles & Religious Books Business guide or our How to Start a Magnesite Business guide.

Don't forget that your new business will be in Perry. Some businesses will do better in Perry than others. Only by spending some time analyzing Perry demographics can you decide if there will be strong demand for your business idea.

Perry, Georgia Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 8775
5-9 Employees 3783
10-19 Employees 2262
20-49 Employees 1326
50-99 Employees 546
100-249 Employees 312
250-499 Employees 39
500-999 Employees 39
1000+ Employees 39
All Perry Businesses 17121

As a new Perry entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Perry 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
Advertising Agencies 1
Architectural Services 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Automotive Transmission Repair 2
Beauty Salons 4
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Book Stores 1
Business Associations 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Cafeterias 1
Car Washes 2
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child Day Care Services 8
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 1
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Community Food Services 1
Consumer Lending 4
Credit Unions 2
Custom Computer Programming Services 3
Dental Laboratories 1
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 2
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Electric Power Distribution 2
Electrical Contractors 4
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 4
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 2
Fine Arts Schools 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 4
Floor Covering Stores 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 2
Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Framing Contractors 2
Full-Service Restaurants 15
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 4
General Automotive Repair 5
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Warehousing and Storage 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 3
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 3
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 1
Hardware Stores 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Home Health Equipment Rental 2
Household Appliance Stores 1
Industrial Building Construction 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 11
Interior Design Services 1
Investment Advice 1
Janitorial Services 3
Jewelry Stores 1
Kidney Dialysis Centers 1
Land Subdivision 1
Landscaping Services 2
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 15
Logging 2
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 2
Meat Markets 1
New Car Dealers 3
New Housing Operative Builders 2
Newspaper Publishers 5
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Office Administrative Services 3
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 3
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 5
Offices of Lawyers 8
Offices of Optometrists 2
Offices of Other Holding Companies 1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 2
Payroll Services 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Photography Studios, Portrait 2
Plastics Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing 1
Poultry Processing 1
Private Mail Centers 1
Quick Printing 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 2
Real Estate Credit 4
Residential Remodelers 4
Sawmills 1
Securities Brokerage 3
Shoe Stores 1
Siding Contractors 1
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 5
Solid Waste Collection 1
Support Activities for Forestry 1
Tax Preparation Services 2
Temporary Help Services 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Timber Tract Operations 1
Tire Dealers 2
Travel Agencies 2
Used Car Dealers 1
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Veterinary Services 3
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 3
Women's Clothing Stores 2
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1

What About Franchising Opportunities?

Visit the business district of Perry and it becomes clear that purchasing a franchise is a common way to get started as an entrepreneur. But is franchising the right option for you?

Our recommendation is that you consider franchising as an option. On our site, you can read many articles about franchising, such as Protecting Your Franchise Territory. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

You can review hundreds of franchise opportunities by browing our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Guard-A-Kid and Just-A-Buck. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Seafood Restaurant Franchises and Baby Franchises.

Note on Perry Franchise Opportunities: You will need to contact franchisors directly to see if their franchises are available in Perry.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

Having a business plan is essential in maximizing the prospects of your new company. Indeed, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Starting a business without a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Georgia.

Raising Funding for Your Venture

Getting your Perry business the capital it needs to succeed is a difficult chore. In fact, financing your new business may be the hardest challenge you ever face.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising money, such as Realistic Debt Financing Options.

For Perry entrepreneurs with great ambition but a shortage of investment capital, check out our List of Georgia Angel Investors and our List of Georgia Venture Capital Firms.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Company

Whether your goal is to attract Perry customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

You can learn plenty about marketing on our site. Billboard Advertising Costs 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.

Never Give Up

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Perry businesses to be successful. 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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