August 8, 2020  
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Start a Business in Port Washington, New York

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

Do You Have What It Takes?

Before announcing to the world that you are going to start your own business, take inventory of your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Reach out to other entrepreneurs in Port Washington. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • Peruse Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. This is one of our more popular articles for folks who want to go into business for themselves.
  • Seek the advice of somebody who knows you well. A support network of family and friends can be a great sounding board for good advice before you decide for sure to go into business.

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? To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Free Business Ideas.

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 Fast Food Restaurant guide or our Opening a Food Banks Business guide.

Don't forget that you are starting a business in Port Washington. Some businesses will do better in Port Washington than others. A critical consideration is whether Port Washington demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Port Washington, New York Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 7635
5-9 Employees 1791
10-19 Employees 1035
20-49 Employees 630
50-99 Employees 234
100-249 Employees 216
250-499 Employees 45
500-999 Employees 9
1000+ Employees 0
All Port Washington Businesses 11595

As a new Port Washington entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Port Washington 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 4
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 1
Architectural Services 6
Art Dealers 2
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 2
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Barber Shops 4
Beauty Salons 12
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 3
Boat Dealers 3
Book Stores 1
Business Associations 2
Car Washes 2
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 2
Caterers 4
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child and Youth Services 2
Child Day Care Services 5
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 1
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Claims Adjusting 1
Clothing Accessories Stores 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 7
Collection Agencies 4
Commercial Lithographic Printing 3
Commercial Photography 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Commodity Contracts Brokerage 1
Computer Facilities Management Services 2
Computer Systems Design Services 19
Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers 1
Construction Machinery Manufacturing 1
Convenience Stores 7
Couriers 1
Court Reporting and Stenotype Services 2
Credit Unions 2
Custom Computer Programming Services 6
Dental Laboratories 2
Digital Printing 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Document Preparation Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 3
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Educational Support Services 2
Electrical Contractors 14
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 4
Employment Placement Agencies 4
Engineering Services 11
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 2
Family Clothing Stores 8
Family Planning Centers 1
Fine Arts Schools 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 5
Fish and Seafood Markets 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 10
Floor Covering Stores 2
Flooring Contractors 3
Florists 3
Flour Milling 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 2
Food Service Contractors 4
Footwear Merchant Wholesalers 2
Framing Contractors 1
Freight Transportation Arrangement 5
Fruit and Vegetable Canning 1
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 2
Full-Service Restaurants 39
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 5
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 11
General Freight Trucking, Local 2
General Warehousing and Storage 2
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 4
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 4
Grantmaking Foundations 2
Graphic Design Services 7
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 2
Hardware Stores 5
Heating Oil Dealers 2
Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Home Centers 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 6
Home Health Care Services 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Human Rights Organizations 1
Hunting and Trapping 1
Inland Water Freight Transportation 1
Institutional Furniture Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 14
Interior Design Services 5
Internet Service Providers 2
Investment Advice 2
Janitorial Services 5
Jewelry (except Costume) Manufacturing 1
Jewelry Stores 3
Landscape Architectural Services 3
Landscaping Services 34
Limited-Service Restaurants 20
Limousine Service 3
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 1
Machine Shops 2
Mail-Order Houses 5
Marinas 6
Marketing Consulting Services 11
Masonry Contractors 9
Meat Markets 1
Media Representatives 1
Medical Laboratories 2
Metal Window and Door Manufacturing 3
Motion Picture and Video Production 5
Motor Vehicle Towing 2
Music Publishers 1
Musical Groups and Artists 2
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 1
Nail Salons 11
New Car Dealers 1
News Dealers and Newsstands 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 4
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Administrative Services 7
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 2
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 12
Offices of Chiropractors 8
Offices of Dentists 23
Offices of Lawyers 25
Offices of Optometrists 4
Offices of Other Holding Companies 2
Offices of Podiatrists 3
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 2
One-Hour Photofinishing 1
Ophthalmic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 2
Optical Goods Stores 4
Packing and Crating 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 15
Parking Lots and Garages 1
Pen and Mechanical Pencil Manufacturing 1
Periodical Publishers 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 4
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Portfolio Management 2
Professional Employer Organizations 2
Public Relations Agencies 3
Real Estate Credit 1
Residential Property Managers 5
Residential Remodelers 20
Retail Bakeries 2
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Roofing Contractors 2
Savings Institutions 3
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 2
Shoe Stores 2
Siding Contractors 3
Site Preparation Contractors 5
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 11
Software Publishers 1
Sound Recording Studios 1
Special Needs Transportation 1
Sporting Goods Stores 3
Sports and Recreation Instruction 6
Tax Preparation Services 2
Taxi Service 3
Telecommunications Resellers 1
Temporary Help Services 1
Textile Machinery Manufacturing 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 3
Tire Dealers 1
Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 1
Tour Operators 3
Travel Agencies 1
Used Car Dealers 2
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 3
Used Merchandise Stores 3
Veterinary Services 3
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Voluntary Health Organizations 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 20
Window Treatment Stores 2
Women's Clothing Stores 5

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Port Washington Business?

We've created a handy website page for those who want to Buy a Business in New York. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Port Washington.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

Forming a Company in Port Washington, New York

A critical step is ensuring that you form your business as a legal structure. Without a legal structure for the business, you can be held personally liable for the actions, debts and obligations of your company.

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. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in New York, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in New York. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate in the state of your choosing. 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 Incorporation Advice. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Port Washington, New York, our information on Incorporating in New York may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in New York.

Marketing Your New Venture

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

You can learn quite a bit about marketing on our site. Introduction to Advertising is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Interviews With Port Washington Entrepreneurs

Here, we'll keep a running list of interviews we've had with Port Washington entrepreneurs.

Now It's Up To You

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

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

We are here to help Port Washington businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Port Washington, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Port Washington, New York

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