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Open a Business in Arnett, Oklahoma

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

Is Becoming a Business Owner Right for You?

Running your own business is difficult, much harder than working as an employee. Are you sure you have the stamina and skills to succeed on your own?

While entrepreneurship has become a popular career choice, we recommend you do the following before you take the plunge:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Arnett. Get their take on what it's really like to be an entrepreneur.
  • We recommend reading Why Small Businesses Fail. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Get feedback from somebody whom you trust. That's the best way to get a truly objective assessment as to whether others think you have what it takes.

What Business Are You Starting?

Choosing a business that is right for you is very important. You might get some good ideas about what kind of business to start by reading How to Evaluate a Business Idea.

If you still are not sure what type of business to start, peruse the Good Businesses to Start section of our site. For example, you might be interested in our Opening an Allergies Laboratory guide or our Starting a Tank Linings & Coatings Business guide.

Always keep in mind that Arnett is the place where you are starting a business. Some businesses will do better in Arnett than others. Don't forget to review Arnett demographics to see if there's a market for what you want to sell.

Arnett, Oklahoma Demographic Information

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

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

Business Size
# of
1-4 Employees
5-9 Employees
10-19 Employees
20-49 Employees
50-99 Employees
100-249 Employees
250-499 Employees
500-999 Employees
1000+ Employees
All Arnett Businesses

As a new Arnett entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Arnett 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
Commercial Screen Printing
Community Food Services
Electric Power Distribution
Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Full-Service Restaurants
General Automotive Repair
General Freight Trucking, Local
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
Offices of Lawyers
Roofing Contractors
Tire Dealers
Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers

Should You Buy an Existing Arnett Business?

If you have some capital to play with, you may want to Buy a Business in Oklahoma. Follow that link and you may find several good businesses for sale in Arnett.

If you are serious about buying a business, you may want to read this article: Buying a Business.

Don't Forget to Create a Business Plan

A business plan is critical to the health of your new business. Simply put, a business plan describes what you plan to do with the business and how you plan to do it. Not having a business plan is a recipe for disaster.

To learn more about business plans, read Free Business Plan Templates. You should also take advantage of free counseling sessions provided by your local SCORE chapter in Oklahoma.

How to Sell

Do you know how to sell? In order to attract customers to your new Arnett business, you need to focus on sales.

Good selling involves demonstrating that your wares meet your customer's needs. Let us help you refine your selling techniques through our many useful sales advice tips.

Selling with Questions is a good article to read, one of dozens in the Selling for Entrepreneurs section of our site.

Moving Forward

As an entrepreneur in Arnett, 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.

We are here to help Arnett businesses to be successful. We have a wealth of experience in business start-ups, financing, marketing, sales and more...and we've made all of our knowledge available to you.

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