August 8, 2020  
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Opening a Business in Venice, Florida

Contemplating starting a business in Venice, Florida? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Venice.

Venice, Florida Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 6982
5-9 Employees 2076
10-19 Employees 1140
20-49 Employees 726
50-99 Employees 228
100-249 Employees 132
250-499 Employees 24
500-999 Employees 6
1000+ Employees 0
All Venice Businesses 11314

As a new Venice entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Venice 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
Adhesive Manufacturing 1
Advertising Agencies 2
Architectural Services 4
Art Dealers 3
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 4
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 6
Baked Goods Stores 1
Barber Shops 2
Beauty Salons 35
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 2
Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 4
Blood and Organ Banks 1
Boat Dealers 4
Book Stores 2
Bowling Centers 1
Broadwoven Fabric Mills 1
Building Inspection Services 2
Business Associations 4
Cable and Other Program Distribution 2
Cafeterias 1
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores 2
Canvas and Related Product Mills 1
Car Washes 3
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Caterers 3
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Charter Bus Industry 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 8
Civic and Social Organizations 9
Claims Adjusting 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 4
Computer and Software Stores 2
Computer Systems Design Services 9
Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing 1
Concrete Pipe Manufacturing 1
Consumer Lending 1
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 4
Convenience Stores 7
Convention and Trade Show Organizers 3
Court Reporting and Stenotype Services 3
Credit Unions 2
Curtain and Drapery Mills 2
Custom Computer Programming Services 4
Dance Companies 1
Dental Laboratories 2
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 7
Direct Mail Advertising 2
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 2
Discount Department Stores 2
Display Advertising 1
Drafting Services 1
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells 2
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 6
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 9
Educational Support Services 1
Electrical Contractors 19
Electronic Shopping 1
Elementary and Secondary Schools 6
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 7
Environmental Consulting Services 3
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 2
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 12
Facilities Support Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 8
Family Planning Centers 1
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 25
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 6
Flight Training 3
Floor Covering Stores 5
Flooring Contractors 8
Florists 5
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 4
Food Service Contractors 2
Framing Contractors 4
Freight Transportation Arrangement 1
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 57
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 5
Furniture Merchant Wholesalers 3
Furniture Stores 8
General Automotive Repair 23
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Rental Centers 1
General Warehousing and Storage 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 12
Glass and Glazing Contractors 9
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 4
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Graphic Design Services 2
Hardware Stores 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Home Centers 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 2
Home Health Care Services 9
Home Health Equipment Rental 1
Homes for the Elderly 9
Household Appliance Stores 1
Industrial Launderers 2
Industrial Mold Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 37
Interior Design Services 2
Internet Publishing and Broadcasting 1
Internet Service Providers 1
Investigation Services 1
Investment Advice 6
Janitorial Services 17
Jewelry Stores 8
Kidney Dialysis Centers 1
Land Subdivision 5
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 37
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 4
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 24
Locksmiths 1
Machine Shops 1
Mail-Order Houses 1
Manifold Business Forms Printing 1
Marinas 1
Marketing Consulting Services 9
Marking Device Manufacturing 1
Masonry Contractors 13
Meat Markets 1
Medical Laboratories 1
Metal Window and Door Manufacturing 1
Miscellaneous Intermediation 3
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 6
Motion Picture and Video Production 1
Motorcycle Dealers 2
Musical Groups and Artists 2
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 5
Nail Salons 1
New Car Dealers 8
New Housing Operative Builders 8
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 8
Office Administrative Services 9
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 4
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 22
Offices of Chiropractors 16
Offices of Dentists 40
Offices of Lawyers 47
Offices of Optometrists 6
Offices of Other Holding Companies 1
Offices of Podiatrists 4
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 5
Ophthalmic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1
Optical Goods Stores 6
Outdoor Power Equipment Stores 2
Packaging and Labeling Services 2
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 3
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 17
Passenger Car Rental 2
Payroll Services 2
Periodical Publishers 2
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 2
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 2
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 9
Photography Studios, Portrait 5
Portfolio Management 3
Primary Aluminum Production 1
Private Mail Centers 3
Professional Organizations 1
Public Relations Agencies 1
Quick Printing 6
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 3
Real Estate Credit 14
Recreational Vehicle Dealers 1
Remediation Services 1
Residential Property Managers 8
Residential Remodelers 30
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Roofing Contractors 6
Sales Financing 2
Savings Institutions 5
Securities Brokerage 13
Security Guards and Patrol Services 1
Sheet Metal Work Manufacturing 1
Shoe Stores 8
Siding Contractors 4
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 8
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 8
Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing 2
Solid Waste Collection 1
Special Needs Transportation 2
Sporting Goods Stores 9
Sports and Recreation Instruction 2
Spring (Light Gauge) Manufacturing 1
Tax Preparation Services 6
Taxi Service 1
Telephone Answering Services 1
Temporary Help Services 3
Testing Laboratories 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 13
Tire Dealers 6
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 7
Tobacco Stores 1
Travel Agencies 2
Used Car Dealers 2
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Used Merchandise Stores 8
Vending Machine Operators 1
Veterinary Services 10
Video Tape and Disc Rental 6
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 2
Voluntary Health Organizations 1
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Water Supply and Irrigation Systems 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 9
Window Treatment Stores 2
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 5
Women's Clothing Stores 13

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Venice Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Florida. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Venice.

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

Raising money to fund your new Venice business requires strong organization skills and perseverance. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

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

For Venice entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, check out our List of Florida Angel Investors and our List of Florida Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Venture

To grow your Venice business, you need a great marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Telemarketing Service Costs is an article that will stimulate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. That's just a taste of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Building Up Your Sales

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Venice business, you need to focus on sales.

So what does it take to bring in more prospects and close more business? Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

Closing Sales Techniques is worth reading, as it may give you some good ideas on how to sell your products or services. We have many more good articles on selling that you may enjoy reading.

Advancing Your Entrepreneurial Skills

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

With your business being located in Venice, Florida, you should investigate some of the many programs available at nearby Florida universities, colleges and community colleges. You should also check if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Venice entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Now It's Up To You

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

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

We are here to help Venice 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.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Venice, Florida

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

  • Resources for Venice, Florida Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Venice entrepreneurs.
  • Florida Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Florida.
  • Florida Small Business Development Center - The Florida Small Business Development Center Network (FSBDCN) is a statewide economic development partnership between higher education and other stakeholder organizations dedicated to providing entrepreneurs and established businesses with the assistance needed to start, grow and succeed, contributing to the Florida economy.



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