September 21, 2014  
 
  Entrepreneurial Resources - Advice for Oklahoma Entrepreneurs  
  Mustang, Oklahoma Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Start a Business in Mustang, Oklahoma

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

Is Becoming an Entrepreneur Right for You?

Most new companies don't make it, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the perseverance and abilities that are necessary to succeed. So, before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

To determine whether you have what it takes to run a business, we recommend these three steps to help you decide:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Mustang. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Seek the advice of somebody who knows you well. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

Mustang, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 1452
5-9 Employees 456
10-19 Employees 204
20-49 Employees 186
50-99 Employees 12
100-249 Employees 6
250-499 Employees 6
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Mustang Businesses 2322

As a new Mustang entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Mustang 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
Advertising Agencies 1
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Beauty Salons 5
Book Publishers 1
Building Inspection Services 1
Business Associations 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 2
Child and Youth Services 1
Child Day Care Services 9
Commercial Photography 1
Commodity Contracts Dealing 1
Computer and Software Stores 2
Computer Systems Design Services 2
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 1
Convenience Stores 1
Couriers 1
Custom Computer Programming Services 3
Discount Department Stores 1
Display Advertising 1
Drilling Oil and Gas Wells 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 1
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 7
Electrical Contractors 9
Electronic Shopping 2
Elementary and Secondary Schools 2
Finish Carpentry Contractors 6
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 3
Florists 2
Framing Contractors 1
Full-Service Restaurants 7
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 2
General Automotive Repair 2
General Freight Trucking, Local 4
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 2
Glass and Glazing Contractors 1
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Hardware Merchant Wholesalers 2
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 9
Internet Service Providers 1
Jewelry Stores 1
Landscaping Services 13
Limited-Service Restaurants 12
Livestock Merchant Wholesalers 1
Local Messengers and Local Delivery 1
Locksmiths 1
Machine Shops 1
Masonry Contractors 1
Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers 1
Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing 1
Natural Gas Distribution 1
Newspaper Publishers 2
Nonresidential Property Managers 4
Nursing Care Facilities 1
Office Administrative Services 2
Office Supplies and Stationery Stores 2
Offices of Certified Public Accountants 5
Offices of Chiropractors 2
Offices of Dentists 5
Offices of Lawyers 3
Offices of Optometrists 4
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Ophthalmic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1
Optical Goods Stores 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 5
Payroll Services 1
Periodical Publishers 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Photography Studios, Portrait 1
Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing 1
Remediation Services 1
Residential Property Managers 4
Residential Remodelers 6
Sales Financing 1
Savings Institutions 1
Securities Brokerage 2
Shoe Stores 1
Siding Contractors 2
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 5
Tax Preparation Services 2
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Tire Dealers 2
Title Abstract and Settlement Offices 3
Used Car Dealers 2
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Veterinary Services 2
Video Tape and Disc Rental 2
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 1
Women's Clothing Stores 1
Wood Window and Door Manufacturing 1

Selecting a Name For Your Startup

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.

Company names should be fun to say, and they should help people to understand what you do and how you differentiate yourself in the market.

To get up to speed on what makes for a good company name, we encourage you to read this useful article: Naming a Business.

There's one other important factor when naming a business. Since you are starting a business in Mustang, it's imperative that you check now that no other Oklahoma company is using the business name you want to use.

Company Formation in Mustang, Oklahoma

A critical step is ensuring that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

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 Oklahoma, you don't necessarily have to incorporate in Oklahoma. In fact, you can incorporate in the state of your choosing. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.

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 Getting an EIN. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Mustang, Oklahoma, our information on Incorporating in Oklahoma may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Oklahoma.

Do You Need a Business Plan?

A business plan is essential in laying a solid foundation for your business success. In effect, your business plan is your game plan for how you hope to grow your business. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Business Plan Contests. A great resource for business planning assistance is the face-to-face free consulting available from your local SCORE chapter in Oklahoma.

Increase Your Entrepreneurial Knowledge

Good business owners know that they don't know everything.

Given that you are starting a business in Mustang, Oklahoma, you will want to take advantage of the many programs available at nearby Oklahoma universities, colleges and community colleges. It's also smart to see if there are any networking groups or organizations in which Mustang entrepreneurs get together to network and trade their business experiences.

Moving Forward

Most new Mustang businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

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 Mustang and throughout the United States . We want to be there for you to answer your business questions, whether you are a new Mustang 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 Mustang, Oklahoma

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

 

 

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