August 13, 2020  
 
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Open a Business in Torrington, Connecticut

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

Which Business to Choose?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? To stir your creative juices on what kind of business to start, take a look at How to Evaluate a Business Idea.

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 Office Automation Equipment & Systems Business guide or our Opening a Non-Sectarian Church guide.

Remember that you are starting a business in Torrington. If Torrington already has plenty of the kind of business you want to start, you might want to change your plans. Don't forget to review Torrington demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Torrington, Connecticut Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 2834
5-9 Employees 1236
10-19 Employees 750
20-49 Employees 510
50-99 Employees 186
100-249 Employees 120
250-499 Employees 24
500-999 Employees 12
1000+ Employees 0
All Torrington Businesses 5672

As a new Torrington entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Torrington 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
Businesses
Adhesive Manufacturing 1
Ambulance Services 1
Architectural Services 1
Art Dealers 1
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 3
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 5
Automotive Transmission Repair 2
Baked Goods Stores 1
Ball and Roller Bearing Manufacturing 2
Beauty Salons 12
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 9
Boat Dealers 1
Book Stores 2
Bowling Centers 1
Broom, Brush, and Mop Manufacturing 1
Business Associations 2
Canvas and Related Product Mills 2
Car Washes 4
Caterers 1
Cemeteries and Crematories 2
Charter Bus Industry 2
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 6
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 2
Civic and Social Organizations 7
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 3
Collection Agencies 2
Commercial Lithographic Printing 2
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Community Food Services 2
Computer and Software Stores 3
Computer Systems Design Services 6
Construction Machinery Manufacturing 1
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Cosmetology and Barber Schools 1
Credit Unions 3
Custom Computer Programming Services 2
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 2
Diet and Weight Reducing Centers 1
Directory and Mailing List Publishers 1
Discount Department Stores 2
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 2
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 14
Electronic Connector Manufacturing 1
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 2
Environmental Consulting Services 3
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 2
Facilities Support Services 2
Family Clothing Stores 3
Family Planning Centers 1
Fine Arts Schools 3
Finish Carpentry Contractors 5
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 5
Floor Covering Stores 3
Flooring Contractors 2
Florists 2
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 5
Food Service Contractors 2
Footwear and Leather Goods Repair 1
Framing Contractors 2
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Full-Service Restaurants 38
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 4
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 1
Furniture Stores 6
General Automotive Repair 17
General Freight Trucking, Local 4
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 3
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Graphic Design Services 1
Hand and Edge Tool Manufacturing 1
Hardware Manufacturing 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 3
Hardware Stores 2
Heating Oil Dealers 2
Historical Sites 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 2
Home Health Care Services 2
Home Health Equipment Rental 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 3
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 10
Investment Advice 3
Iron Foundries 1
Janitorial Services 9
Jewelry Stores 3
Landscaping Services 12
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 24
Machine Shops 5
Mail-Order Houses 1
Manifold Business Forms Printing 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Materials Recovery Facilities 1
Meat Processed from Carcasses 1
Men's Clothing Stores 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 2
Motor and Generator Manufacturing 1
Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
Motorcycle Dealers 2
Museums 1
Musical Groups and Artists 1
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 1
Nail Salons 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
New Car Dealers 10
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 5
Office Administrative Services 2
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 6
Offices of Chiropractors 7
Offices of Dentists 26
Offices of Lawyers 28
Offices of Optometrists 3
Offices of Podiatrists 2
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
One-Hour Photofinishing 1
Optical Goods Stores 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Paper Industry Machinery Manufacturing 1
Parking Lots and Garages 1
Passenger Car Leasing 1
Passenger Car Rental 1
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 3
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 6
Plate Work Manufacturing 1
Private Mail Centers 1
Professional Organizations 2
Quick Printing 1
Real Estate Credit 3
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 5
Retail Bakeries 1
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Roofing Contractors 5
Savings Institutions 10
School and Employee Bus Transportation 1
Securities Brokerage 2
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Shoe Stores 2
Siding Contractors 1
Site Preparation Contractors 9
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 13
Solid Waste Collection 1
Sporting Goods Stores 4
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Tax Preparation Services 2
Telemarketing Bureaus 1
Temporary Help Services 3
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers 1
Tire Dealers 2
Tobacco Stores 1
Travel Agencies 2
Used Car Dealers 2
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 2
Used Merchandise Stores 5
Vending Machine Operators 2
Veterinary Services 3
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 2
Window Treatment Stores 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 4
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Torrington, you'll notice that many local entrepreneurs have gone the franchising route. But is franchising the right option for you?

We highly recommend you look into purchasing a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchising Scams. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include Shake's Frozen Custard, Inc and ABS Systems. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Children Arts Programs Franchises and Coffee Shop Franchises.

Note on Torrington Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Torrington, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Company

To grow your Torrington business, you need a solid marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Typical Direct Mail Response Rates is a good read to get your marketing creativity flowing. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Selling Tips

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

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.

Effective Sales Presentations is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

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

With your business being located in Torrington, Connecticut, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Connecticut universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also wise to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Torrington entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Now It's Up To You

You have a dream -- starting a business in Torrington. 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.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Torrington and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Torrington entrepreneur who is just getting started or you are already up and running with your new venture.

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