June 1, 2020  
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Start a Business in Plymouth, Wisconsin

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

Choosing the Right Company to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Finding Your Niche in Life.

If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening an X-Ray Duplicating Service guide or our Opening a Novelty Jewelry Retail Business guide.

Remember that you are starting a business in Plymouth. Some businesses will do better in Plymouth than others. Don't forget to review Plymouth demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Plymouth, Wisconsin Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 8414
5-9 Employees 3276
10-19 Employees 2604
20-49 Employees 1806
50-99 Employees 462
100-249 Employees 336
250-499 Employees 84
500-999 Employees 84
1000+ Employees 0
All Plymouth Businesses 17066

As a new Plymouth entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Plymouth 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
Architectural Services 1
Automobile Driving Schools 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Beauty Salons 8
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 1
Book Stores 1
Bottled Water Manufacturing 1
Bowling Centers 1
Building Inspection Services 2
Business Associations 2
Cheese Manufacturing 4
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Claims Adjusting 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Commercial Flexographic Printing 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Commercial Screen Printing 2
Commodity Contracts Brokerage 1
Computer Facilities Management Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Copper Foundries (except Die-Casting) 1
Credit Unions 1
Digital Printing 1
Discount Department Stores 1
Document Preparation Services 2
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5
Educational Support Services 1
Electrical Contractors 5
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Engineering Services 4
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finfish Fishing 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 2
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 3
Floor Covering Stores 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 13
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 8
General Freight Trucking, Local 2
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Warehousing and Storage 5
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 1
Hardware Stores 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 1
Industrial Building Construction 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 16
Investment Advice 1
Janitorial Services 2
Jewelry Stores 1
Landscaping Services 4
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 11
Machine Shops 6
Marketing Consulting Services 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Meat Markets 1
Men's Clothing Stores 1
Motorcycle Dealers 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 1
New Car Dealers 5
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 3
Offices of Dentists 5
Offices of Lawyers 5
Offices of Optometrists 2
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Optical Goods Stores 2
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 6
Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing 1
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 1
Radio Stations 1
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage 2
Remediation Services 2
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 2
Roofing Contractors 1
Savings Institutions 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 3
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 2
Shoe Stores 2
Siding Contractors 3
Site Preparation Contractors 6
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Tax Preparation Services 1
Taxi Service 1
Television Broadcasting 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 3
Tobacco Stores 1
Travel Agencies 2
Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing 1
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Veterinary Services 3
Video Tape and Disc Rental 3
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2
Women's Clothing Stores 1
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 2

The Role of the Business Plan

Having a business plan is vital to the health of your new business. Simply put, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Not having a business plan makes you more prone to becoming a business failure statistic.

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Business Plan Contests. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in Wisconsin.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Getting your Plymouth business the capital it needs to succeed is a difficult chore. 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 Find Start-Up Capital.

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

Getting the Word Out About Your New Company

To grow your Plymouth business, you need a solid marketing plan.

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

The Art of Selling

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

The key to selling is to set sales goals goals and monitor your progress towards those goals. The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

Landing Big Customers offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

Good entrepreneurs know that they don't know everything.

Given that you are starting a business in Plymouth, Wisconsin, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Wisconsin universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any Plymouth networking organizations.

What's Next?

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

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

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Plymouth and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Plymouth, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

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