August 13, 2020  
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Pennsylvania Entrepreneurs  
  Warren, Pennsylvania Resources for Entrepreneurs is a daily online magazine covering small business news. We help entrepreneurs transform ideas and innovations into greatness.

Opening a Business in Warren, Pennsylvania

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

Will You Be a Good Entrepreneur?

Before you get too far along in the process, take inventory of your entrepreneurial instincts and capabilities.

Here are three things we recommend you do before you fully commit to starting a new business of your own.

  • Grab a meal or cofee with other entrepreneurs in Warren. They are usually very willing to share their insights on the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.
  • Take a look at The Entrepreneurial Personality. It's a short article but it's a good reality check for those are about to jump into the world of entrepreneurship.
  • Reach out to a trusted acquaintance. Others sometimes know you better than you know yourself.

Warren, Pennsylvania Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 6720
5-9 Employees 2976
10-19 Employees 1992
20-49 Employees 1032
50-99 Employees 528
100-249 Employees 288
250-499 Employees 48
500-999 Employees 96
1000+ Employees 0
All Warren Businesses 13680

As a new Warren entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Warren 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
Ambulance Services 1
Anthracite Mining 1
Architectural Services 1
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 5
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Beauty Salons 12
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 3
Boat Dealers 1
Book Stores 3
Bowling Centers 1
Building Inspection Services 1
Business Associations 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Cafeterias 3
Car Washes 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 2
Cemeteries and Crematories 3
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 13
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Commercial Screen Printing 1
Computer and Software Stores 2
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Concrete Block and Brick Manufacturing 1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Consumer Lending 3
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Convenience Stores 2
Convention and Visitors Bureaus 1
Credit Unions 3
Discount Department Stores 1
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells 2
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 6
Electric Power Distribution 3
Electrical Contractors 2
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2
Emergency and Other Relief Services 1
Employment Placement Agencies 1
Engineering Services 2
Environmental Consulting Services 1
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 1
Family Planning Centers 1
Fine Arts Schools 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2
Florists 3
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Food Service Contractors 2
Frozen Specialty Food Manufacturing 1
Full-Service Restaurants 18
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 2
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 6
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
General Rental Centers 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Grantmaking Foundations 2
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 2
Hardware Stores 2
Heating Oil Dealers 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Home Centers 2
Home Health Care Services 2
Home Health Equipment Rental 1
Homes for the Elderly 2
Household Appliance Stores 2
Industrial Launderers 1
Industrial Valve Manufacturing 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 13
Internet Service Providers 2
Janitorial Services 2
Jewelry Stores 1
Kidney Dialysis Centers 1
Landscaping Services 2
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 16
Limousine Service 1
Machine Shops 4
Mail-Order Houses 1
Meat Markets 1
Media Representatives 1
Metal Stamping 2
Metal Tank (Heavy Gauge) Manufacturing 1
Mobile Food Services 1
Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing 1
Motor Vehicle Towing 1
Musical Groups and Artists 1
Nail Salons 1
Natural Gas Distribution 5
Natural Gas Liquid Extraction 1
New Car Dealers 4
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 5
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 9
Offices of Lawyers 21
Offices of Optometrists 3
Offices of Podiatrists 2
Optical Goods Stores 3
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Passenger Car Rental 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Petroleum Refineries 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 6
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Portfolio Management 3
Precision Turned Product Manufacturing 1
Quick Printing 1
Radio Stations 3
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Real Estate Credit 2
Residential Remodelers 3
Savings Institutions 4
School and Employee Bus Transportation 3
Securities Brokerage 4
Sewage Treatment Facilities 1
Shoe Stores 3
Sign Manufacturing 4
Site Preparation Contractors 3
Sporting Goods Stores 4
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Taxi Service 1
Temporary Help Services 2
Temporary Shelters 1
Testing Laboratories 1
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters 1
Tire Dealers 1
Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading) 1
Used Car Dealers 3
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 1
Used Merchandise Stores 2
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 3
Women's Clothing Stores 2
Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 2

Company Formation in Warren, Pennsylvania

It's very important that you are forming a legal entity that operates independently from you. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Pennsylvania, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Pennsylvania. As it turns out, you are allowed to incorporate in any state you would like to. However, if you do incorporate in another state, you'll have to register as a foreign corporation in your home state.

There's a lot to know about forming a company. To learn the fundamentals of company formation, browse articles on our site, such as LLC Advantages. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Warren, Pennsylvania, our information on Incorporating in Pennsylvania may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Pennsylvania.

Marketing Your New Venture

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

We have some useful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Smart Branding is a good read to get your marketing ideas flowing. That's just a sampling 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 Warren or are selling to customers throughout Pennsylvania, the United States or even the world, you have to be able to sell.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Fortunately, we've got plenty of good advice to help you improve your selling skills.

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

Improving Your Entrepreneurial Skillset

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

With your business being located in Warren, Pennsylvania, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Pennsylvania universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any Warren networking organizations.

What's Next?

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