November 13, 2018  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Arizona Entrepreneurs  
  Eloy, Arizona Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Opening a Business in Eloy, Arizona

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

Eloy, Arizona Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 162
5-9 Employees 51
10-19 Employees 39
20-49 Employees 30
50-99 Employees 21
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Eloy Businesses 306

As a new Eloy entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Eloy 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
Automobile Driving Schools 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 2
Baked Goods Stores 1
Beauty Salons 1
Business Associations 1
Car Washes 5
Child Day Care Services 2
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Confectionery and Nut Stores 1
Convenience Stores 2
Convention and Visitors Bureaus 1
Cotton Ginning 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Facilities Support Services 1
Farm Product Warehousing and Storage 1
Florists 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 4
General Automotive Repair 3
General Freight Trucking, Local 3
Hardware Manufacturing 1
Hardware Stores 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 1
Janitorial Services 1
Landscaping Services 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 5
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 2
Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services 1
Septic Tank and Related Services 1
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Sports and Recreation Instruction 2
Tax Preparation Services 1
Temporary Help Services 1
Tire Dealers 1
Truss Manufacturing 1
Used Car Dealers 2
Wood Preservation 1

Have You Considered Franchising?

Examine a list of Eloy businesses and you'll conclude that many business owners have opted to buy a franchise, rather than starting a business on their own. But is franchising the right option for you?

We highly recommend you evaluate the possibility of your buying a franchise opportunity. We have many articles on franchises, such as Opportunities in International Franchising. Gain a solid understanding of franchising by scanning all of our Articles on Franchising.

To learn about specific franchise opportunities, check out our Franchise Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include JerkQ'zine and Business Cards Tomorrow, Inc.. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Cell Phone Franchises and Automotive Services Franchises.

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

Selecting a Name For Your Venture

A good company name can give a big boost to a new startup. It might seem like an easy thing to do, but there are many things to consider when naming a business.

Before you decide on a company name, run it by some prospective customers and see what they think. If they don't like it, it's probably a good idea to go back to the drawing board.

For other considerations regarding naming a company, we recommend this article: Naming a Business.

On a final note, given that you are opening a business in Eloy, it's very important that you make sure no Arizona company has already registered the company name you have selected.

Company Formation in Eloy, Arizona

It's essential that you form your business as a legal structure. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

When forming a company, you will pick from many company types, such as a traditional C-corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), or an S-corporation.

Incorporating is a very common way to legally create a business entity. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. Just because you are starting a business in Arizona, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Arizona. In fact, you are allowed to incorporate in the state of your choosing. 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. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Company Formation. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. On a final note, since you will be starting a business in Eloy, Arizona, our web page covering Incorporating in Arizona may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Arizona.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

Creating a business plan is critical in laying a solid foundation for your business success. In effect, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Starting a business without a business plan

If writing a business plan is on your to-do list, be sure to read Business Plan Software. You can also get face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Arizona.

Marketing Your New Venture

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

We have some helpful resources on this site for entrepreneurs who are working on marketing plans. Technology Marketing 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.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

Successful entrepreneurs know that what they know now may not be enough to ensure their future success.

With your business being located in Eloy, Arizona, you should check out some of the many programs available at nearby Arizona universities, colleges and community colleges. Another way to keep up on your learning is to investigate Eloy networking organizations.

What's Next?

You have a dream -- starting a business in Eloy. To achieve your dream, you have to persevere, even when the odds are against you.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

This site is all about helping entrepreneurs in Eloy and elsewhere to achieve real success. We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Eloy 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 Eloy, Arizona

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

  • Resources for Eloy, Arizona Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Eloy entrepreneurs.
  • Arizona Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Arizona.
  • Arizona Small Business Development Center - Arizona’s Small Business Development Center Network is an innovative partnership between the state’s ten community college districts and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The network is the largest and most accessible source of assistance to Arizona businesses with fewer than 200 employees.
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