November 18, 2018  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Arizona Entrepreneurs  
  Holbrook, Arizona Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Start a Business in Holbrook, Arizona

Are you starting a business in Holbrook, Arizona? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Holbrook.

Do You Have What It Takes?

Being an entrepreneur is hard work, much harder than working as an employee. Are you certain you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

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 Holbrook. Get their candid feedback on what it takes to start a successful business.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. A support network of family and friends can be a great sounding board for good advice before you decide for sure to go into business.

Which Business to Choose?

There are many businesses that you can start. How do you know which type of business is right for you? If you are struggling with what type of business to start, read Business Ideas That Don't Make Sense.

For in-depth how-to guides on how to start specific businesses, browse our Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening a Dirt Contractors Business guide or our How to Start a Portable Floors Business guide.

Don't forget that your new business will be in Holbrook. Think about what needs are currently being underserved in Holbrook. Don't forget to review Holbrook demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Holbrook, Arizona Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 776
5-9 Employees 360
10-19 Employees 312
20-49 Employees 156
50-99 Employees 24
100-249 Employees 0
250-499 Employees 12
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Holbrook Businesses 1640

As a new Holbrook entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Holbrook 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
Amusement Arcades 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Business Associations 1
Car Washes 1
Child Day Care Services 1
Civic and Social Organizations 1
Coin-Operated Laundries and Drycleaners 1
Commercial Lithographic Printing 1
Couriers 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 3
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2
Family Clothing Stores 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Florists 1
Food Service Contractors 1
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 1
Full-Service Restaurants 12
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
General Automotive Repair 3
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 4
Hardware Stores 1
Hobby, Toy, and Game Stores 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 2
Janitorial Services 1
Land Subdivision 1
Limited-Service Restaurants 7
Masonry Contractors 1
New Car Dealers 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nonresidential Property Managers 1
Offices of Chiropractors 1
Offices of Dentists 4
Offices of Optometrists 1
Petroleum Bulk Stations and Terminals 1
Residential Remodelers 1
Rooming and Boarding Houses 1
Site Preparation Contractors 2
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1
Temporary Shelters 1
Used Car Dealers 1
Video Tape and Disc Rental 1
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1

Is Buying an Existing Holbrook Business a Good Strategy?

An excellent way to get started in business is to Buy a Business in Arizona. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Holbrook.

For anybody who wants to buy a business, we recommend reading this useful article: Hold Harmless Agreements When Buying Businesses.

Getting the Word Out About Your New Company

Whether your goal is to attract Holbrook customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you'll need to have a good marketing plan.

There are myriad resources on this site to help you with your marketing plan. Technology Marketing 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.

Learning More About Entrepreneurship

Successful business owners recognize that they need to continually improve.

As an entrepreneur who lives in Holbrook, Arizona, you will want to take advantage of the learning programs at local Arizona educational institutions. It's also worthwhile to see if there are any Holbrook networking organizations.

Now It's Up To You

As an entrepreneur in Holbrook, you won't be working for the boss anymore. You are the boss.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

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

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

  • Resources for Holbrook, Arizona Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Holbrook 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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