January 23, 2021  
 
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Opening a Business in Windham, New York

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

What Type of Business Should You Start?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading Evaluating Your Idea.

If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening a Fire Protection Equipment, Systems, & Services Business guide or our Starting a Tying Machines Business guide.

Don't forget that Windham is the place where you are starting a business. Some businesses will do better in Windham than others. Don't forget to review Windham demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Windham, New York Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 330
5-9 Employees 120
10-19 Employees 66
20-49 Employees 18
50-99 Employees 0
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 0
500-999 Employees 6
1000+ Employees 0
All Windham Businesses 540

As a new Windham entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Windham 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
Ambulance Services 1
Bed-and-Breakfast Inns 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Child and Youth Services 1
Electrical Contractors 1
Electronic Auctions 1
Finish Carpentry Contractors 2
Food Service Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 7
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Investment Advice 1
Janitorial Services 1
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 2
Masonry Contractors 1
Museums 1
New Housing Operative Builders 1
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 1
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Lawyers 4
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 3
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 1
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Radio Stations 1
Residential Property Managers 1
Residential Remodelers 3
Retail Bakeries 1
Savings Institutions 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Sports and Recreation Instruction 2

What About Buying an Existing Windham Business?

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

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

The Role of the Business Plan

A business plan is essential in maximizing the prospects of your new company. Indeed, a business plan is a written description of the future you envision for your business. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

Before you start writing a business plan, we suggest you skim Business Plan Contests. You should also take advantage of face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in New York.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Getting your Windham business the capital it needs to succeed is a difficult chore. The reality is that there is very little funding available for new small businesses, and you have to explore every possible alternative.

Take advantage of our many articles on securing funding, such as Borrowing Money from Friends and Family.

For Windham entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, browse our List of New York Angel Investors and our List of New York Venture Capital Firms.

Promoting Your New Company

To grow your Windham business, having an excellent marketing plan is fundamental to your beating the competition.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Newspaper Advertising Costs is an article that will generate a few thoughts on your marketing plan. There are many more articles on marketing on our site. Visit our Small Business Marketing resource section to see them all.

Now It's Up To You

As an entrepreneur in Windham, 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.

Our goal here is to promote the vitality and growth of small businesses in Windham and throughout the United States . We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Windham, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Windham, New York

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

 

 

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