Location, Location, Location!
The location of the business is almost as important as financing. This is where the Zoning Official and Planning Director in the Town of East Lyme may be able to help you. With our GIS technology and extensive experience and knowledge of the Town, we can guide you to the most suitable location for a successful start!
If put in the wrong location, a new company may not be succefull as if it were in the right location. Make sure to look at all complications that may exist when making a decision on where to put your business. Also, decide if your business should be an online only, home based or open in the community type business. Is there optimal access for customers and employees? Is the commute relatively easy? Are there spaces to park for walk-in customers? Is the business located in a commercial area or in outskirts? Are there competing businesses near the potential location for your business? Should your business be an at home, online or open to the community type business? Financially, are business taxes, grants or other costs such as electricity appropriate for you? Is the community around the proffered location zoned correctly?
SECTER http://www.secter.org - A South Eastern Connecticut oriented agency that promotes new businesses toward New London County Connecticut. The site also has a real estate tab that helps find real estate fit for your needs. Also gives locations that are looking to be developed and businesses that are for sale.
CERC Site Finder http://cerc.zoomprospector.com/main/tools/basicresearch.asp - is a tool that helps filter and focus on real estate locations that will fit your business needs. All real estate is located in Connecticut.
Connecticut Commercial Realty http://www.ccrsales.com - is another comprehensive resource that gives advanced searches for property, allowing you to find the locations that fit your business best.
SBA (Small Business Association) http://www.sba.gov - Offers several definitions and resources for self employed independent contractors, online businesses, home based businesses and green business.
Finding the Best Location: Provides insights as well as a small checklist to get you started. http://www.entrepreneur.com/startingabusiness/startupbasic/location/article73784.html
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