August 8, 2020  
 
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Start a Business in Pinckneyville, Illinois

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

Pinckneyville, Illinois Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 287
5-9 Employees 87
10-19 Employees 48
20-49 Employees 24
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 3
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 3
1000+ Employees 0
All Pinckneyville Businesses 461

As a new Pinckneyville entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Pinckneyville 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
Businesses
Ambulance Services 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Business Associations 2
Car Washes 1
Caterers 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 4
Consumer Lending 1
Convenience Stores 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 1
Full-Service Restaurants 3
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 3
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Graphic Design Services 1
Hardware Stores 2
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 8
Landscaping Services 4
Limited-Service Restaurants 2
Livestock Merchant Wholesalers 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Bank Holding Companies 1
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 2
Offices of Lawyers 2
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Periodical Publishers 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Roofing Contractors 1
Sawmills 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Solid Waste Collection 1
Special Needs Transportation 2
Sporting Goods Stores 2
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tire Dealers 1
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Is Franchising a Better Option?

As you drive around Pinckneyville, 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?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. This site has dozens of articles on franchising, such as Franchising My Business. 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 Pet Butler and Erbert & Gerbert's Subs & Clubs. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Retail Franchises and Party Supply Franchises.

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

Forming a Company in Pinckneyville, Illinois

It's very important that you are forming a legal entity that operates independently from you. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. A key decision is whether to form and S-Corp or a C-Corp, and you also must decide in which state you will incorporate. If you are starting a business in Illinois, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Illinois. As it turns out, you can incorporate wherever you want. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There are many nuances to forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Avoiding Personal Liability in Business. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Pinckneyville, Illinois, our information on Incorporating in Illinois may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Illinois.

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

A business plan is vital to the health of your new business. In effect, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Failure to write a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

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 Illinois.

The Art of Selling

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

Not knowing how to sell can result in lost customers and minimal market share. Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

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

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

Good entrepreneurs recognize that they don't know everything.

With your business being located in Pinckneyville, Illinois, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Illinois universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also wise to see if there are any Pinckneyville networking organizations.

Next Steps

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

We are here to help Pinckneyville businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Pinckneyville 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 Pinckneyville, Illinois

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

 

 

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