January 14, 2021  
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Open a Business in Smithtown, New York

Need help starting a business in Smithtown, New York? We've got the information you need to open a business in Smithtown.

Smithtown, New York Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 2894
5-9 Employees 678
10-19 Employees 426
20-49 Employees 285
50-99 Employees 105
100-249 Employees 45
250-499 Employees 9
500-999 Employees 3
1000+ Employees 3
All Smithtown Businesses 4448

As a new Smithtown entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Smithtown 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
Amusement Arcades 1
Appliance Repair and Maintenance 2
Architectural Services 6
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 2
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Automotive Transmission Repair 3
Baked Goods Stores 1
Barber Shops 1
Beauty Salons 16
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 3
Book Stores 2
Bowling Centers 1
Building Inspection Services 1
Business Associations 2
Business to Business Electronic Markets 1
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores 1
Canvas and Related Product Mills 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Caterers 4
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 8
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 1
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Claims Adjusting 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 2
Collection Agencies 3
Commercial Lithographic Printing 4
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Computer and Software Stores 2
Computer Systems Design Services 10
Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing 1
Convenience Stores 3
Convention and Trade Show Organizers 1
Couriers 1
Court Reporting and Stenotype Services 1
Curtain and Drapery Mills 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 10
Dental Laboratories 3
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 1
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 2
Display Advertising 1
Document Preparation Services 1
Drafting Services 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 10
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Educational Support Services 3
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 27
Elementary and Secondary Schools 5
Employment Placement Agencies 4
Engineering Services 19
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 5
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 5
Facilities Support Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 1
Family Planning Centers 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fine Arts Schools 3
Finish Carpentry Contractors 8
Fish and Seafood Markets 2
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 5
Floor Covering Stores 2
Flooring Contractors 4
Florists 3
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Formal Wear and Costume Rental 2
Framing Contractors 4
Freight Transportation Arrangement 2
Full-Service Restaurants 34
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 5
Furniture Stores 7
General Automotive Repair 16
General Freight Trucking, Local 4
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 5
Glass and Glazing Contractors 3
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Graphic Design Services 2
Hardware Stores 1
Heating Oil Dealers 1
Historical Sites 1
Home Centers 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1
Home Health Care Services 3
Homes for the Elderly 2
Household Appliance Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 37
Interior Design Services 2
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting 2
Investigation Services 7
Investment Advice 7
Janitorial Services 3
Jewelry Stores 1
Land Subdivision 2
Landscape Architectural Services 2
Landscaping Services 32
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 24
Limousine Service 2
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 2
Mail-Order Houses 3
Marinas 1
Marketing Consulting Services 8
Masonry Contractors 10
Meat Markets 4
Media Representatives 1
Medical Laboratories 2
Miscellaneous Intermediation 1
Mobile Food Services 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 3
Motion Picture and Video Distribution 1
Motion Picture and Video Production 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 2
Music Publishers 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 2
Nail Salons 5
Natural Gas Distribution 2
New Car Dealers 12
New Housing Operative Builders 2
Newspaper Publishers 3
Nonresidential Property Managers 3
Nursing Care Facilities 6
Office Administrative Services 4
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 25
Offices of Chiropractors 7
Offices of Dentists 50
Offices of Lawyers 76
Offices of Optometrists 3
Offices of Podiatrists 4
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 6
Ophthalmic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1
Optical Goods Stores 2
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Packing and Crating 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 8
Parking Lots and Garages 3
Passenger Car Leasing 1
Periodical Publishers 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 2
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 4
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 10
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Political Organizations 1
Portfolio Management 4
Private Mail Centers 2
Professional Organizations 2
Public Relations Agencies 3
Quick Printing 2
Real Estate Credit 8
Residential Property Managers 2
Residential Remodelers 28
Retail Bakeries 4
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Roofing Contractors 3
Sales Financing 2
Savings Institutions 5
Securities Brokerage 9
Security Guards and Patrol Services 1
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Sewage Treatment Facilities 1
Shoe Stores 1
Siding Contractors 2
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 10
Sporting Goods Stores 4
Sports and Recreation Instruction 6
Tax Preparation Services 2
Telemarketing Bureaus 2
Temporary Help Services 6
Temporary Shelters 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 2
Tire Dealers 2
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 4
Tobacco Stores 1
Tour Operators 1
Travel Agencies 1
Used Car Dealers 2
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 2
Vending Machine Operators 1
Veterinary Services 6
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 16
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2
Women's Clothing Stores 1
Wood Office Furniture Manufacturing 1

Choosing a Company Name

Making the right decision when choosing a company name is very important. There are many decisions you'll make now that you can change later, but changing a company name years down the road is not very easy. So, choose a good company name at the outset.

We strongly advocate that you make sure the ".com" domain name is available for your company name. Every business needs a strong Web presence these days, and having a non ".com" domain means somebody else may outrank you in the search results for your own company name.

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Naming a Business.

On a final note, given that you are planning on starting a business in Smithtown, it's very important that you make sure you will be the only New York company using the business name you have chosen.

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

A business plan is essential in maximizing the prospects of your new company. Indeed, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Outsourcing. You can also get free business counselors available to you through your local SCORE chapter in New York.

Marketing Your New Venture

Whether your goal is to attract Smithtown customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your business achieving its goals.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Pricing and Positioning 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.

Bring in Revenues

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

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Tips on Customer Referrals offers some helpful tips on how to sell. It's one of several good articles on our site regarding Entrepreneurial Selling.

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Abilities

Successful business owners know that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

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

What's Next?

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

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Smithtown businesses to be successful. We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

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