January 24, 2021  
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  Snohomish, Washington Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Snohomish, Washington

Need help starting a business in Snohomish, Washington? We've got the information you need to open a business in Snohomish.

What Business to Start

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. We recommend that you read Good 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 Opening an Auto Power Steering Parts Business guide or our Starting a Pizza Delivery Services Business guide.

Remember that your new business will be in Snohomish. Some businesses will do better in Snohomish than others. Make sure you fully understand Snohomish demographics before you lock in on your business idea.

Snohomish, Washington Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 2939
5-9 Employees 729
10-19 Employees 384
20-49 Employees 231
50-99 Employees 24
100-249 Employees 24
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Snohomish Businesses 4331

As a new Snohomish entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Snohomish 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 1
Aircraft Manufacturing 1
Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 1
Architectural Services 1
Art Dealers 1
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 1
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 2
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 7
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Beauty Salons 8
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Boat Building 1
Building Inspection Services 4
Business Associations 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Caterers 3
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Charter Bus Industry 1
Child Day Care Services 22
Civic and Social Organizations 3
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Commercial Photography 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Community Food Services 1
Computer Systems Design Services 6
Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing 1
Convenience Stores 4
Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing 1
Couriers 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 13
Dental Laboratories 4
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers 2
Digital Printing 1
Document Preparation Services 3
Drafting Services 2
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 5
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 17
Educational Support Services 2
Electrical Contractors 38
Electronic Shopping 2
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2
Engineering Services 13
Environmental Consulting Services 3
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 3
Family Clothing Stores 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 3
Fine Arts Schools 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 26
Fish and Seafood Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 5
Flight Training 1
Floor Covering Stores 3
Flooring Contractors 13
Florists 3
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 2
Food Service Contractors 1
Footwear Merchant Wholesalers 1
Framing Contractors 17
Full-Service Restaurants 21
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 4
Furniture Stores 3
General Automotive Repair 19
General Freight Trucking, Local 6
General Warehousing and Storage 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 7
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 5
Graphic Design Services 2
Hand and Edge Tool Manufacturing 1
Hardware Manufacturing 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 1
Hardware Stores 2
Home Centers 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1
Homes for the Elderly 9
Household Appliance Stores 1
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 2
Institutional Furniture Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 16
Interior Design Services 1
Janitorial Services 11
Jewelry Stores 1
Junior Colleges 1
Land Subdivision 6
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 63
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 4
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 31
Limousine Service 1
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 1
Logging 3
Machine Shops 11
Marinas 1
Marine Cargo Handling 1
Marketing Consulting Services 6
Masonry Contractors 6
Meat Markets 1
Media Buying Agencies 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 4
Motion Picture and Video Production 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 2
Museums 2
Nail Salons 3
Navigational Services to Shipping 1
New Car Dealers 1
New Housing Operative Builders 7
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 3
Nuclear Electric Power Generation 1
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Office Administrative Services 2
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 6
Offices of Chiropractors 8
Offices of Dentists 15
Offices of Lawyers 6
Offices of Optometrists 3
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 8
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 32
Periodical Publishers 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 2
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 8
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 3
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Plate Work Manufacturing 1
Political Organizations 2
Prepress Services 2
Private Mail Centers 1
Professional Employer Organizations 1
Professional Organizations 1
Public Relations Agencies 1
Quick Printing 1
Real Estate Credit 3
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 1
Remediation Services 1
Repossession Services 1
Residential Property Managers 2
Residential Remodelers 48
Retail Bakeries 1
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 5
Roofing Contractors 18
Sales Financing 1
Savings Institutions 2
Sawmills 2
Securities Brokerage 3
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 4
Shellfish Fishing 2
Siding Contractors 3
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 22
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 22
Software Publishers 3
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sporting Goods Stores 5
Sports and Recreation Instruction 6
Tax Preparation Services 2
Telecommunications Resellers 1
Testing Laboratories 1
Textile Machinery Manufacturing 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 8
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers 1
Tire Dealers 1
Travel Agencies 3
Used Car Dealers 2
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Used Merchandise Stores 10
Veterinary Services 9
Video Tape and Disc Rental 3
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 5
Web Search Portals 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 11
Wineries 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 2
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 1

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Snohomish Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Washington. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Snohomish.

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

Naming the Company

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

Companies like Starbucks, Apple, Target, Microsoft and Intuit all have strong company names that are easy to remember and have become well-loved brands. Wouldn't it be nice if your new company name got on a similar track?

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

As a final piece of advice, remember that because you are opening a business in Snohomish, it's critical that you ensure that your company name has not already been claimed by another Washington business.

Getting Money to Start a Business

Raising money to fund your new Snohomish business is not an easy task. Bootstrapping, which means growing the business without outside funding, is the best alternative, but that's not a viable option for many startup plans.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as 504 Loans.

For Snohomish entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, you'll want to take a look at our List of Washington Angel Investors and our List of Washington Venture Capital Firms.

Letting the World Know You Exist

Whether your goal is to attract Snohomish customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

We have some excellent resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Phone Book Advertising Costs is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Moving Forward

As an entrepreneur in Snohomish, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

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

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Snohomish and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Snohomish 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 Snohomish, Washington

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



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