November 20, 2014  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for California Entrepreneurs  
  Cypress, California Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Open a Business in Cypress, California

Need help starting a business in Cypress, California? We've got the information you need to open a business in Cypress.

Cypress, California Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 3190
5-9 Employees 1044
10-19 Employees 660
20-49 Employees 594
50-99 Employees 246
100-249 Employees 240
250-499 Employees 78
500-999 Employees 6
1000+ Employees 6
All Cypress Businesses 6064

As a new Cypress entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Cypress 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
Adhesive Manufacturing 1
Advertising Agencies 2
Aluminum Die-Casting Foundries 1
Architectural Services 1
Automobile Driving Schools 2
Automotive Exhaust System Repair 2
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops 2
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Baked Goods Stores 1
Beauty Salons 12
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 4
Business Associations 1
Business to Business Electronic Markets 1
Cable and Other Program Distribution 1
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores 1
Car Washes 3
Caterers 4
Cemeteries and Crematories 1
Child Day Care Services 15
Children's and Infants' Clothing Stores 2
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Collection Agencies 5
Commercial Lithographic Printing 2
Commodity Contracts Dealing 2
Computer and Software Stores 2
Computer Systems Design Services 9
Consumer Lending 1
Convenience Stores 2
Convention and Trade Show Organizers 1
Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing 1
Couriers 2
Credit Unions 1
Curtain and Drapery Mills 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 6
Deep Sea Freight Transportation 1
Dental Laboratories 3
Diagnostic Imaging Centers 2
Digital Printing 1
Discount Department Stores 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 4
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 4
Educational Support Services 2
Electrical Contractors 12
Elementary and Secondary Schools 3
Engineering Services 14
Exam Preparation and Tutoring 2
Exterminating and Pest Control Services 2
Facilities Support Services 1
Family Clothing Stores 3
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1
Fine Arts Schools 3
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 7
Flooring Contractors 2
Florists 3
Food Service Contractors 1
Freight Transportation Arrangement 6
Fruit and Vegetable Canning 1
Fruit and Vegetable Markets 1
Full-Service Restaurants 36
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 3
General Automotive Repair 18
General Freight Trucking, Local 4
General Rental Centers 1
General Warehousing and Storage 2
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 1
Grantmaking Foundations 2
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Home Centers 1
Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers 1
Home Health Care Services 4
Homes for the Elderly 1
Household Appliance Stores 2
Industrial Building Construction 1
Industrial Design Services 3
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 18
Investigation Services 2
Janitorial Services 6
Jewelry Stores 3
Landscaping Services 8
Lessors of Other Real Estate Property 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 43
Machine Shops 4
Mail-Order Houses 4
Manufactured (Mobile) Home Dealers 1
Marketing Consulting Services 2
Masonry Contractors 3
Meat Markets 1
Medical Laboratories 2
Men's Clothing Stores 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 4
Motion Picture and Video Distribution 1
Motion Picture and Video Production 2
Motor Vehicle Towing 2
Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 1
Nail Salons 5
New Car Dealers 2
Newspaper Publishers 3
Nonresidential Property Managers 3
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Administrative Services 2
Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 1
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 5
Offices of Chiropractors 5
Offices of Dentists 28
Offices of Lawyers 7
Offices of Optometrists 3
Offices of Podiatrists 2
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 10
Periodical Publishers 2
Pet and Pet Supplies Stores 1
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 3
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 4
Photography Studios, Portrait 2
Plate Work Manufacturing 1
Portfolio Management 2
Power-Driven Handtool Manufacturing 1
Private Mail Centers 3
Professional Employer Organizations 2
Quick Printing 3
Racetracks 1
Real Estate Credit 3
Residential Property Managers 7
Residential Remodelers 4
Retail Bakeries 2
Roofing Contractors 3
Sales Financing 4
Savings Institutions 1
Securities Brokerage 3
Security Guards and Patrol Services 1
Shoe Stores 3
Sign Manufacturing 1
Site Preparation Contractors 8
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 15
Software Publishers 1
Sound Recording Studios 1
Special Needs Transportation 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Sports and Recreation Instruction 2
Tax Preparation Services 6
Telecommunications Resellers 1
Telemarketing Bureaus 1
Telephone Answering Services 1
Telephone Apparatus Manufacturing 1
Temporary Help Services 5
Testing Laboratories 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 2
Tire and Tube Merchant Wholesalers 2
Tire Dealers 4
Tobacco Stores 2
Tour Operators 1
Translation and Interpretation Services 2
Travel Agencies 4
Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing 1
Used Car Dealers 3
Used Household and Office Goods Moving 2
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 7
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Voluntary Health Organizations 3
Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 1
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 12
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 2

Have You Considered Franchising?

As you drive around Cypress, you'll see that franchises make up a large percentage of local businesses. Should you be giving franchising serious consideration?

Our recommendation is that you look into purchasing a franchise. We have many articles on franchises, such as Franchising My Business. Become a franchising expert of sorts by reading more of our Articles on Franchising.

You can review hundreds of franchise opportunities by browing our Franchise Directory.

Sample franchise opportunities include ReCeil It Ceiling Restoration and Benetrends 401K IRA Rollover Plans. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Rental Franchises and Dating Service Franchises.

Note on Cypress Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Cypress, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Company Formation in Cypress, California

A critical step is ensuring that you form your business as a legal structure. Among other things, forming a legal entity for the business limits your liabilities.

When forming a company, you will decide among many company types, such as 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 California, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in California. As it turns out, you can 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 C Corp Versus S Corp. You should also consider getting professional assistance from your business lawyer. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Cypress, California, our web page covering Incorporating in California may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in California.

Raising Money for Your New Venture

Raising money to fund your new Cypress business is not an easy task. If you don't have a rich uncle to fund you, you'll need to be creative in how you approach your fundraising efforts.

Take advantage of our many articles on raising capital, such as 504 Loans.

For Cypress entrepreneurs in need of startup financing, check out our List of California Angel Investors and our List of California Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Business

Whether your goal is to attract Cypress customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a great marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Dealing with Angry Customers is an article that will stimulate 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.

Building Up Your Sales

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Cypress 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.

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

What's Next?

As an entrepreneur in Cypress, 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.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Cypress and elsewhere to achieve real success. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Cypress, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Cypress, California

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

 

 

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