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Start a Business in Philipsburg, Montana

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

What Business Are You Starting?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read How to Evaluate a Business 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 Starting a Private Racquetball Courts Business guide or our Opening a Sanitary Products & Supplies Business guide.

Remember that you are starting a business in Philipsburg. If Philipsburg already has plenty of the kind of business you want to start, you might want to change your plans. Don't forget to review Philipsburg demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Philipsburg, Montana Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
1-4 Employees
5-9 Employees
10-19 Employees
20-49 Employees
50-99 Employees
100-249 Employees
250-499 Employees
500-999 Employees
1000+ Employees
All Philipsburg Businesses

As a new Philipsburg entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Philipsburg 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
Community Food Services
Confectionery and Nut Stores
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages)
Electric Power Distribution
Engineering Services
Full-Service Restaurants
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Landscaping Services
Motorcycle Dealers
Newspaper Publishers
Offices of Certified Public Accountants
Offices of Lawyers
Political Organizations
School and Employee Bus Transportation
Site Preparation Contractors
Used Merchandise Stores
Veterinary Services
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers

What About Franchising Opportunities?

As you drive around Philipsburg, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. But is franchising the right option for you?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Opportunities in International Franchising. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Integra Realty Resources. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Sports Restaurant Franchises and Children Arts Programs Franchises.

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

Should You Buy an Existing Philipsburg Business?

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

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is essential in maximizing the prospects of your new company. In effect, 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 Expert Advice on Business Plans. A great resource for business planning assistance is the free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Montana.

How to Sell

Mastering the art of selling is priority one if you want your new Philipsburg business to do well.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Hiring Telemarketing Firms to Generate Sales Leads 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.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

Successful entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Philipsburg, Montana, you should check out some of the many programs available at nearby Montana universities, colleges and community colleges. You should also check if there are any networking organizations for Philipsburg entrepreneurs.

What's Next?

Most new Philipsburg 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 Philipsburg and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Philipsburg 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 Philipsburg, Montana

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

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