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Starting a Business in Stuyvesant, New York

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

What Business to Start

An important decision is what kind of business you want to start. To help you decide on a business type, we encourage you to read Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

For step-by-step instructions on starting a variety of business types, visit the 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.

Don't forget that starting a business in Stuyvesant has some implications. Some businesses will do better in Stuyvesant than others. A critical consideration is whether Stuyvesant demographics mesh well with your startup concept.

Stuyvesant, New York Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
1-4 Employees
5-9 Employees
10-19 Employees
20-49 Employees
50-99 Employees
100-249 Employees
250-499 Employees
500-999 Employees
1000+ Employees
All Stuyvesant Businesses

As a new Stuyvesant entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Stuyvesant 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
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores
Child Day Care Services
Educational Support Services
Finish Carpentry Contractors
Full-Service Restaurants
General Freight Trucking, Local
Janitorial Services
Record Production
Residential Remodelers
Savings Institutions
Site Preparation Contractors
Textile Bag Mills

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

Visit the business district of Stuyvesant and you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. Is it perhaps smarter to franchise a business instead of doing it from scratch.

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Five Franchise Opportunities To Watch. 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.

Representative franchise opportunities include Subway Franchises and Starbucks Franchises. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Accounting Franchises and Moving Franchises.

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

Choosing a Business Name

A big decision when starting a company is choosing a company name. Believe it or not, choosing a good company name can be a big contributor to your business success.

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?

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Branding Advice.

On a final note, given that you are starting a business in Stuyvesant, it's very important that you make sure no other New York company is using the business name you want to use.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Business

To rise above the crowd in Stuyvesant and build your business, you need a solid marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Comparing Advertising to PR is a good read to get your marketing juices flowing. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Good entrepreneurs know that they need to continually improve.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Stuyvesant, New York, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby New York universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also wise to see if there are any networking organizations for Stuyvesant entrepreneurs.

Now It's Up To You

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

If you choose the right business and love what you do, you will greatly increase your odds of success.

We are here to help Stuyvesant businesses to be successful. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Stuyvesant entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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