Maine Business Startup Guides
Opening a Business in Rangeley, Maine
Contemplating starting a business in Rangeley, Maine? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Rangeley.
Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?
Most new businesses do not succeed, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the entrepreneurial skills and traits needed to succeed. So, before you start your business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.
While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:
- Talk to other entrepreneurs in Rangeley. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
- We recommend reading Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
- Seek the advice of somebody who knows you well. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.
Which Business to Choose?
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 Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.
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 Dance Club guide or our Starting a Tatoo Parlor guide.
Remember that your new business will be in Rangeley. Some businesses will do better in Rangeley than others. Make sure you fully understand Rangeley demographics before you lock in on your business idea.
Rangeley, Maine Demographic Information
Rangeley has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.
To give you a better feel for Rangeley demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Rangeley.
As a new Rangeley entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Rangeley 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.
Have You Considered Buying an Existing Rangeley Business?
We've created a useful website page for those who want to Buy a Business in Maine. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Rangeley.
For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Buying a Business.
Promoting Your New Company
Whether your goal is to attract Rangeley customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a excellent marketing plan.
There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. How to Write a Marketing Plan discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.
How to Sell
Mastering the art of selling is priority one if you want your new Rangeley business to do well.
Clever sales techniques can transform any business from good to great. Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.
Compensating Sales People offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.
Most new Rangeley businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.
From this point on, you control your own destiny.
We are here to help Rangeley businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Rangeley 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 Rangeley, Maine
Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Rangeley.
- Resources for Rangeley, Maine Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Rangeley entrepreneurs.
- Maine Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Maine.
- Maine Small Business Development Center - Maine Small Business Development Centers and its technology-focused group, the Maine Small Business & Technology Development Centers, provide comprehensive business management assistance, training, resource and information services to Maine's entrepreneurs and small business owners.
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