January 16, 2021  
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Opening a Business in Westhampton Beach, New York

Contemplating starting a business in Westhampton Beach, New York? We walk you through the process of opening a business in Westhampton Beach.

Are You Ready for Life as an Owner?

Most startup ventures don't make it, in part because the founder did not have the entrepreneurial skills and traits needed to succeed. So, before you open a business, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

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

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Westhampton Beach. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. Ask them directly: Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Listen carefully to their answer, as they presumably know your strengths and weaknesses.

Westhampton Beach, New York Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
1-4 Employees 608
5-9 Employees 153
10-19 Employees 75
20-49 Employees 42
50-99 Employees 21
100-249 Employees 6
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Westhampton Beach Businesses 905

As a new Westhampton Beach entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Westhampton Beach 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
Ambulance Services 1
Architectural Services 1
Art Dealers 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 1
Automotive Transmission Repair 1
Baked Goods Stores 1
Barber Shops 1
Beauty Salons 6
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 2
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 4
Boat Dealers 1
Book Stores 1
Business Associations 2
Car Washes 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 2
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 2
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Computer and Software Stores 1
Computer Systems Design Services 1
Confectionery and Nut Stores 1
Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1
Consumer Lending 1
Convenience Stores 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 2
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4
Electrical Contractors 4
Engineering Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 4
Fine Arts Schools 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 5
Floor Covering Stores 2
Florists 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 21
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 4
General Freight Trucking, Local 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Heating Oil Dealers 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Industrial Design Services 1
Industrial Launderers 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Interior Design Services 1
Investigation Services 1
Investment Advice 1
Janitorial Services 1
Landscape Architectural Services 1
Landscaping Services 6
Libraries and Archives 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 5
Marinas 1
Marketing Consulting Services 2
Masonry Contractors 3
Meat Markets 4
Men's Clothing Stores 2
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
Motorcycle Dealers 1
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Dentists 7
Offices of Lawyers 7
One-Hour Photofinishing 1
Paint and Wallpaper Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Payroll Services 1
Periodical Publishers 3
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Public Relations Agencies 1
Residential Property Managers 3
Residential Remodelers 2
Retail Bakeries 1
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Roofing Contractors 1
Savings Institutions 1
School and Employee Bus Transportation 2
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 3
Solid Waste Collection 1
Special Needs Transportation 1
Sporting Goods Stores 3
Sports and Recreation Instruction 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Telephone Answering Services 1
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters 1
Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 1
Travel Agencies 1
Veterinary Services 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 2

What About Franchising Opportunities?

As you drive around Westhampton Beach, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. But is franchising the right option for you?

Most business experts recommend that you consider franchising as an option. We have many articles on franchises, such as Opportunities in International Franchising. 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.

Sample franchise opportunities include Octoclean Franchising and Janilink. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Video and Photography Franchises and Florist Franchises.

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

Have You Considered Buying an Existing Westhampton Beach Business?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in New York. Follow that link and you might discover several good businesses for sale in Westhampton Beach.

Before buying a business, be sure to read this article: How to Buy a Business.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Startup

To grow your Westhampton Beach business, you need a excellent marketing plan.

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Marketing Basics discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

How to Sell

Mastering the art of selling is essential if you want your new Westhampton Beach business to do well.

Why should customers buy from you instead of buying from competitors? The good news is we can help you to make selling a big competitve advantage for your new firm.

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

Never Give Up

Most new Westhampton Beach businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

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

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



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