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Start a Business in Quincy, Washington
Are you starting a business in Quincy, Washington? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Quincy.
Quincy, Washington Demographic Information
Quincy has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.
To give you a better feel for Quincy demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Quincy.
As a new Quincy entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Quincy 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.
Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?
Examine a list of Quincy businesses and you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. So, it probably makes sense for you to consider franchising too.
We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to investigate buying a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Common Franchisee Mistakes. 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.
Note on Quincy Franchise Opportunities: You will need to contact franchisors directly to see if their franchises are available in Quincy.
What About Buying an Existing Quincy Business?
We've created a useful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Washington. Follow that link and you can assess several good businesses for sale in Quincy.
Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: How to Buy a Business.
Company Formation in Quincy, Washington
It's very important that you are forming a legal entity that operates independently from you. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.
When forming a company, you will select one of many company types, such as a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.
Incorporating is a very common way to legally create a business entity. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Washington, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Washington. As it turns out, 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's a lot to know about forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Why Incorporate in Delaware. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Quincy, Washington, our web page covering Incorporating in Washington may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Washington.
Where to Get Money to Start a Company
Raising money to fund your new Quincy business is not an easy task. 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 Getting a Small Business Loan.
Marketing Your New Startup
Whether your goal is to attract Quincy customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.
We have some useful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Buying Radio Ads is a good read to get your marketing creativity flowing. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.
Now It's Up To You
You have a dream -- starting a business in Quincy. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.
From this point on, you control your own destiny.
This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Quincy and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Quincy 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 Quincy, Washington
Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Quincy.
- Resources for Quincy, Washington Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Quincy entrepreneurs.
- Washington Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Washington.
- Washington Small Business Development Center - Washington Small Business Development Centers promote economic vitality by providing advice, training and research to Washington entrepreneurs and existing Washington businesses.
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