August 8, 2020  
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Starting a Business in Sharon, Pennsylvania

Thinking about starting a business in Sharon, Pennsylvania? This step-by-step guide walks you through the major decisions you should consider before opening a new business in Sharon.

Sharon, Pennsylvania Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 5058
5-9 Employees 1728
10-19 Employees 1809
20-49 Employees 999
50-99 Employees 324
100-249 Employees 162
250-499 Employees 108
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 27
All Sharon Businesses 10215

As a new Sharon entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Sharon 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 2
Air and Gas Compressor Manufacturing 1
Ambulance Services 1
Architectural Services 2
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Barber Shops 1
Beauty Salons 9
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 2
Book Stores 1
Bowling Centers 1
Business and Secretarial Schools 1
Business Associations 1
Canvas and Related Product Mills 1
Car Washes 2
Caterers 2
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 11
Claims Adjusting 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Commercial Bakeries 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Confectionery and Nut Stores 1
Convenience Stores 3
Convention and Visitors Bureaus 1
Couriers 1
Credit Unions 2
Custom Computer Programming Services 1
Directory and Mailing List Publishers 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 7
Electrical Contractors 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1
Emergency and Other Relief Services 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Family Planning Centers 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Floor Covering Stores 1
Flooring Contractors 1
Florists 2
Full-Service Restaurants 10
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 3
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 2
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Graphic Design Services 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 1
Hardware Stores 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Home Health Equipment Rental 1
Homes for the Elderly 3
Industrial Launderers 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 5
Internet Service Providers 1
Janitorial Services 3
Landscaping Services 3
Limited-Service Restaurants 10
Machine Shops 2
Manifold Business Forms Printing 1
Meat Markets 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 2
Motorcycle Dealers 3
Musical Groups and Artists 1
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 4
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 4
Offices of Lawyers 14
Offices of Optometrists 1
Offices of Podiatrists 2
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Optical Goods Stores 1
Passenger Car Rental 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 6
Photography Studios, Portrait 2
Portfolio Management 1
Professional Employer Organizations 1
Quick Printing 1
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Real Estate Credit 2
Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage 1
Residential Remodelers 4
Retail Bakeries 1
Sales Financing 1
Securities Brokerage 3
Shoe Stores 3
Siding Contractors 2
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tire Dealers 3
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 3
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2
Women's Clothing Stores 3

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

Visit the business district of Sharon and you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. Should you be giving franchising serious consideration?

Our advice is to look into purchasing a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Protecting Your Franchise Territory. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Printwear Xpress and Bridge Business & Property Brokers. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Video and Photography Franchises and Florist Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Sharon Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Pennsylvania. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Sharon.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: How to Buy a Business.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Finding the funds to fuel the growth of your Sharon business requires strong organization skills and perseverance. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as Angel Investors.

For Sharon entrepreneurs who need startup capital, you'll want to take a look at our List of Pennsylvania Angel Investors and our List of Pennsylvania Venture Capital Firms.

How to Sell

Mastering the art of selling is essential if you want your new Sharon business to do well.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

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

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Good entrepreneurs recognize that they need to continually improve.

With your business being located in Sharon, Pennsylvania, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Pennsylvania universities, colleges and community colleges. We also recommend you look into networking groups or organizations in which Sharon entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Never Give Up

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

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

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Sharon and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Sharon 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 Sharon, Pennsylvania

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



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